Special Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women
Pregnancy and childbirth is the time in many women’s lives when their bodies come under the most stress and are subjected to the most intense musculoskeletal and hormonal changes.
Women who want to avoid drugs, enjoy a comfortable and healthy pregnancy and provide the ideal environment for their developing baby, turn to Santa Monica chiropractor Dr. Ramer for care. Dr. Ramer specializes in pregnancy and pediatrics (FICPA) and is also certified in the Webster technique designed to ease intra uterine constraint during pregnancy.
Her years of experience and training with the authoritative International Chiropractic Pediatric Association make Dr. Ramer the chiropractor Santa Monica residents call when they are looking for care throughout their pregnancies.
Safe and effective during pregnancy
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care all throughout pregnancy. Further, there are several general areas in which chiropractic care during pregnancy can be extremely beneficial. These include:
- Balancing the central nervous system,
- Relieving pain and discomfort, and
- Ensuring proper alignment.
Let’s look at these points a little more deeply and outline some of the specific benefits each of them brings to your pregnancy and also to the health and wellness of your newborn.
Improved nervous system
Your central nervous system is the command and control center for all of your body’s functions. Dr. Ramer practices a gentle low-force activator instrument method that allows the pregnant mother to be comfortable all throughout her chiropractic treatment. Dr. Ramer uses this technique to optimize the nervous system and this keeps the signals running smoothly.
As an expectant mother under the care of Dr. Ramer, the stress on your spinal nerves goes down, your health improves and you are able to experience an overall increase in your level of relaxation. Not only is this great for you, it’s great for your baby.
Alleviating pain and discomfort
Surveys consistently demonstrate that no fewer than half of all women experience back and neck pain during pregnancy, and some even experience pubic pain and pain that travels down the leg mimicking sciatica. Along with various aches and pains, other frequent complaints include numbness, headaches and sciatica. Chiropractic treatment with Dr. Ramer dramatically improves alignment and overall balance, and as these conditions improve, women are much more able to experience a comfortable, healthy and pain free pregnancy.
We should also mention that Dr. Ramer’s treatment goes even further than her low-force activator instrument method of achieving spinal alignment. At Ramer Chiropractic you will learn exercises that will complement and work alongside your chiropractic care. You will also receive information on nutrition and we have additional dimensions to our treatment programs that may be appropriate for your condition, such as yoga and massage therapy.
Assuring optional pregnancy through alignment
As your body prepares itself for delivery, hormones are released that help ligaments relax so they will stretch more easily. However, that can also cause pelvic alignment problems that in turn reduce the amount of room available for your developing baby. This is called intrauterine constraint. This constraint may also make it difficult for the baby to reach the optimal delivery position.
When Dr. Ramer is able to help you maintain proper alignment throughout your pregnancy, it can reduce these problems, improve the room in which your child is growing and lessen your time in labor and delivery. Overall, you are more likely to experience a healthier and more pleasant pregnancy from beginning to end.
Help for difficult pregnancies
Dr. Ramer is trained in the Webster technique, which can be beneficial for women who may be facing a difficult delivery. This is a specially designed technique that has the aim of establishing balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis to allow for the optimum positioning of the baby prior to birth.
If you have reason to think you may be at risk for a difficult delivery, please discuss your options with Dr. Ramer. The Webster technique may be the answer.
In any case, if you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, contact Ramer Chiropractic and schedule your initial consultation. With Dr. Ramer’s help, your pregnancy can be all that you desire it to be.
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