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Pregnancy Care and the Webster Technique

Chiropractic Care during pregnancy has become a valuable and essential part of today's expectant moms.  It has been proven to be a safe and effective therapy to help women throughout their pregnancy journey. For many women, pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable experience.   Early on, it may begin with the morning sickness, mood swings, and food cravings.  Then the physical changes begin to kick in.  As the baby begins the journey of gestation, baby gradually grows, mother’s belly grows, and these changes alter spinal and pelvic alignment.

A pregnant mother has to adapt to hormonal changes, weight gain, and postural changes throughout her pregnancy.  Often, the pregnant mother is unable to adapt to these increased changes as quickly as she is use to, and may develop pain and discomfort in the lower back and pelvic region.  Research shows that proper pelvic positioning facilitates a more comfortable and safer birth outcome for women.  Pelvic balance is extremely important for a pregnant mom because the pelvis surrounds and protects the uterus and growing baby.  The pelvis and its surrounding tissue and muscles often get tight, strained, and thrown out of balance because of these rapid physical changes mom and baby experience throughout pregnancy. 

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Chiropractic Care and the Webster Technique has been proven to help maintain proper spinal and pelvic alignment during pregnancy.  The Webster technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster and is a safe and effective adjustment to restore pelvic balance and function as well as relieve musculoskeletal distress.  This technique examines the pelvis and sacrum and can determine misalignments and imbalances in these areas.  Not only does it help pregnant mothers restore normal physiological function, it significantly improves their comfort throughout pregnancy and facilitates an easier birth. 

It is important to recognize that the Webster technique is a safe and effective chiropractic treatment that assesses the pelvis, sacrum and abdominal muscles to optimize balance in the body and prevent pain and discomfort throughout pregnancy.  This in turn will improve a mother’s chance for a more comfortable labor and decreases the chances of having to resort to unwanted interventions, such as c-sections.

Dr. Joyce is certified in the Webster technique and has had many years of experience in treating pregnant women in the Greater Hartford area- resulting in successful birth outcomes.  She is a current member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Board certified in Connecticut..  She has a passion for helping moms throughout their pregnancy journey and would be honored to be a part of yours. 

**Our office can accommodate every mom throughout each phase of her pregnancy.  Dr. Joyce has special chiropractic tables and pregnancy pillows that supports mom and babyPlease call to schedule an appointment today!   

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