Chiropractic Treatments During Pregnancy
For most women, relaxing hormones and healthy weight gain during pregnancy adds pressure to the joints which can be alleviated with chiropractic care. Prenatal services are foundational to our practice. Over the years, we have provided our expecting mothers and infants with a wide array of benefits including:
- 24% decrease in labor time for first pregnancy
- Relieving tension, tightness, and constraint
- Alleviating pelvic, glute, and back pain
- Improved energy, sleep, and mobility
- In-home and in-hospital treatment for mothers on bedrest
- Avoid the "intervention cascade" if you want a natural birth
Our gentle approach to chiropractic care for pregnant women is a pillar of our philosophy. We are certified in the Webster Technique and are members of ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). We work with midwives, doulas, OBGYNs, and more.
"Our son, Kade, was a breech baby and was born via cesarean section this February. Because he had been 'squished up' under my ribs for so long, his neck was becoming more and more stiff. He was fussy, and it was obvious his neck was causing him daily discomfort. Dr. Ed evaluated Kade, and was able to gently begin adjusting him. After the 1st adjustment, Kade was like a different baby! He began sleeping and eating better, and was not fussy anymore. Even our concerned 2 year old liked how Dr. Ed would 'tickle' her baby brother! We continued with regular adjustments, until Kade's neck straightened out.
Kade is now 8 months old and a happy, healthy baby! We still visit Dr. Ed for maintenance care because we have learned of the benefits short AND long term. My husband and I trust Dr. Ed 100% in providing our family with safe and effective care. He is truly personable, we never feel like we are just a 'number' in his practice. Bottom line, Dr. Ed has been absolutely INVALUABLE for our baby boy and our family as a whole!"
"My daughter and I were in a car accident...after the accident I experienced increased difficulty in getting her to nurse more on one side than the other; increased restlessness and discomfort while having a bowel movement.
After care from Dr. Ed we noticed better sleep, better digestion and decreased restlessness during feeds. Dr. Ed also helped alleviate symptoms I suffered from as well."
"At 21 weeks pregnant I started to experience horrible pain in my back, my hips, and my legs. After trying medications and other chiropractic care with no relief, I finally came to Lighthouse. The relief was immediate. Dr. Jocelyn and the Lighthouse team made me feel so at ease, I felt listened to and cared for. Each appointment brought palpable relief, I looked forward to them. Now my baby is happy and healthy at 5 weeks and I can't imagine going anywhere else!"