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Pregnancy, Babies and Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Chiropractic for an Optimal Pregnancy

Pregnancy & Pediatric Chiropractor Fort WayneResearch has shown that the correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects the birth outcome. Proper positioning also decreases the potential for undue stress on the baby’s developing spine and central nervous system. It’s also vital that an adequate nerve supply is available to the uterine area, and that structural changes in the body of the mom are addressed to reduce symptoms such as

  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and stomach upset
  • Round ligament pain
  • Sciatica
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction

Providing Gentle, Vital Care

Our care is extremely safe and gentle, and a treatment style that we love to deliver. We use techniques that require no twisting or popping of the spine, and Mom’s comfort is always a top priority. We’re passionate about helping our moms-to-be optimize this exciting time in their lives, and always recommend that you come in for an evaluation as soon as you know you’re expecting.

During the last 6-8 weeks of the pregnancy, we usually recommend treatment 1-2 times a week, particularly if the baby is large. Following delivery, it’s also wise to have your infant checked as soon as possible. The field of obstetrics has determined that 80% of all newborns have some degree of sprain or strain of the spinal elements. Many of our patients ask us to make a visit to the hospital or their home to do a gentle spinal check for this reason.

Helping Baby to Thrive

To thrive, your baby’s nervous system must be free of nerve interference in the form of spinal alignment (subluxation). An infant with a spinal subluxation will usually demonstrate it quite clearly through some of these common symptoms:

  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Failure to thrive
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Fussiness
  • Inability to breastfeed on both sides
  • Incessant crying
  • Sleeping poorly

Families place their trust in us. Whether it’s to help a mom-to-be experience an optimal birth or to deliver an exquisitely gentle adjustment to a newborn, we have years of experience and expertise in helping women and children. Contact us today for a convenient appointment; we want to help!

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Swihart Chiropractic Wellness Center | Pregnancy Chiropractor Fort Wayne | (260) 489-6019