“Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy removes interference to the mother’s nervous system, enhancing baby development and uterine function. It balances her pelvis, eliminating undue tension to muscles and ligaments, thereby allowing for optimal fetal positioning.”

Dr. Jeanne Ohm, President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

To nurture health is a life-long journey starting from infancy.

Gentle and specific pregnancy chiropractic care is not only safe, but essential for both mother and infant.

All too often, an expectant mother believes back pain is a normal and she’ll “have to deal with it.” As one of only 2% of chiropractors who specialize in family chiropractic and with 17-years experience caring for pregnant moms, Dr. Caroline disagrees. Her clinical results prove suffering is not necessary. The purpose of specific chiropractic for pregnant moms is to correct the underlying mechanical distortions of the spine causing pinched and irritated nerves, muscle spasm, swelling, and pain.

Moms who value proactive health are pleased by Dr. Caroline’s technical certainty, gentle adjustments and genuine compassion. Whether you are considering starting a family, you are currently pregnant, or you’re a new mom, Balance Atlanta is the city’s dedicated chiropractic center tending to the needs of mothers and infants.

Though Mother Nature knows best, quite often the increased physical and emotional demands of being pregnant can be stressful.

During pregnancy, physical and hormonal changes affect the alignment of the spine. The typical 30 to 40 pound weight gain places tension on the entire body.

As the center of gravity shifts forward to accommodate a growing belly, the curve of the lower back is exaggerated. To balance the spine, the hips may expand laterally. The hormone relaxin causes a degree of instability as ligaments, tendons and cartilage of the pelvis become increasingly flexible. With each passing week, the growing fetus puts additional pressure on the mother’s support structures, vital organs and circulatory system. Limited sleep positions, changing gait patterns, and decreased mobility further contribute to the discomfort. While pregnancy is physically demanding, for nearly a century, chiropractic adjustments have helped millions of mothers experience relief.

Being certified in the Webster technique, Dr. Caroline analyzes the pelvic biomechanics of mother’s whose babies are in the breech position. Through specific chiropractic adjustments and trigger point work, structural misalignments and intrauterine constraint are reduced. The baby is more likely to turn on his or her own in preparation for delivery. With an 95% success rate, it’s an honor knowing many of our Balance Atlanta babies were born naturally without surgical intervention.

Thousands of moms report numerous benefits of being adjusted throughout all stages of pregnancy and beyond.

Mothers are able to return to an active lifestyle quickly. Sleep and flexibility improve. A structurally sound pelvis decreases time in labor. The chance of a cesarean, forceps, or vacuum delivery is minimized. Less stress is placed on the baby’s skull and spine during birth. When the nerve system is in a place of peace, hormonal shifts that affect both physical and emotional health are better regulated. Taking into consideration carrying heavy car seats, awkward positions while nursing, and simply trying to regain pre-partum health, chiropractic becomes a lifesaver before, during and after pregnancy. With a sigh of relief, the moms of Balance Atlanta exclaim, “Why didn’t I think of this sooner?”

Benefits of Chiropractic for Babies

  • Improve the chance of a vaginal delivery for infants in the breech position using the Webster Technique to correct the mother’s pelvic and spinal alignment, thereby decreasing intrauterine constraint
  • Decrease stress to the infant’s spine, skull and central nerve system during delivery
  • Address potential spinal and cranial misalignments resulting from c-section, forceps, vacuum, prolonged, or too rapid deliveries.
  • Monitor proper spinal growth and development
  • Correct torticollis and other conditions affecting spinal alignment and muscle balance
  • Detect hip dysplasia and other orthopedic issues apparent during infancy
  • Decrease the likelihood of chronic ear infections, asthma and allergies
  • Improve latching and sucking response for easier nursing
  • Address the symptoms associated with colic: gas, burping, acid reflux, fussiness
  • Prepare for optimal coordination: rolling, lifting head, sitting up, crawling, walking
  • Enhance restorative functions: rest, digestion, repair, elimination
  • Maintain a clear neurological connection between the brain and muscles, organs and glands
Recommended Reading