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Prenatal & Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic prenatal care utilizing the Webster technique can ease discomfort during pregnancy  

Make your pregnancy happier and healthier for you and your baby.

Prenatal chiropractic adjustments and wellness visits with Dr. Kimberly Maxwell, located in Bozeman, can make your pregnancy more comfortable. Plus, this contributes to the healthy development of your baby! In fact, regular prenatal chiropractic care can help you maintain energy and feel good while adapting to the physical stresses of your ever-changing body.

Prenatal chiropractic can also play a critical role during all 3 trimesters to decrease nausea and headaches; increase energy; promote comfortable, restful sleep; and reduce acid reflux, aches, and pains common during pregnancy.

Why is prenatal and pregnancy chiropractic care important?

Carrying a child for 9 months of a pregnancy can be incredibly stressful on both mother and baby. Research indicates that prenatal pregnancy care produces quicker, more comfortable births. During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems that respond favorably to gentle, safe, noninvasive chiropractic care and the Webster technique.

Quick info about neuromuscular and biochemical changes during pregnancy…

Several physiological and hormonal changes occur in the mother’s body to create an appropriate environment for the developing baby. Release of the hormone relaxin which is a vital pregnancy hormone causes muscle and ligament relaxation and can allow joints to misalign. Chiropractic adjustments can gently relieve the pain and discomfort this causes.

Further, the increased weight and changes in weight distribution throughout your pregnancy can stress your joints, muscles ligaments, and other supportive soft tissues in the spinal and pelvic region. This can cause vertebral and sacroiliac joint misalignments. These alterations in spinal curvature biomechanics may lead to headaches; back, neck and rib pain; sciatica and discomfort.

Benefits you may experience:

  • Maintain a healthier pregnancy
  • Control symptoms of nausea
  • Reduce the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieve headaches, back, neck, and joint pain
  • Prevent a potential cesarean section
  • Improve comfort for restful sleeping
  • Reduce acid reflux
  • Minimize chance of dystocia (difficult birthing)
  • Minimize chance of abnormal fetal positions

ICPA recommends chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Establishing pelvic balance and optimizing the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy is so vital that it is recommended by chiropractic’s most renowned governing body: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. With a mother’s balanced pelvis, the baby has a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth.

How to “make room” for your newest family member…

When the pelvis is misaligned it may cause a restriction known as an intrauterine constraint. This reduces the amount of room available for the developing baby or makes it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment through gentle adjustments and exercises is a great reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Dr. Maxwell, an expert ICPA-certified chiropractor, provides relief for pregnant women.

“Dr. Max” has sought additional training in prenatal, infertility, and pregnancy wellness. She is very familiar with the needs of pregnant women, using prenatal chiropractic techniques, including the Webster Technique. Using these techniques, the goal is to balance your nervous system as well as monitor and align the pelvis. Plus, Dr. Maxwell will give you safe exercises and stretches to complement your necessary adjustments.

Quick info about the Webster technique…

The founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the late Larry Webster, DC, developed a specific chiropractic analysis and series of adjustments for pregnant women. Dr. Kimberly Maxwell was the first Montana chiropractors certified to utilize the Webster Technique. She has been practicing this technique for 19 years.

This technique specifically balances the nerve communication, muscles, and ligaments associated with the pelvis and uterus, which allows the baby and mom to get into the best position for a natural birth. This helps to avoid concerns about breech and posterior presentations. Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor), resulting in easier and safer deliveries for both mother and baby.

Don’t let this special time of your life be defined by pain and discomfort.

Prenatal care utilizing the Webster Technique can help make your pregnancy a special time for you and your baby.

I saw Dr. Maxwell throughout my pregnancy, and it was the best thing I could have done. Being a first-time mom, I didn’t know what to expect. Dr. Maxwell helped me keep my body and mind positive and uplifted. When delivery time came, my baby was in perfect position and her birth was an amazing experience thanks to my chiropractic care. Our whole family now sees Dr. Maxwell!

– Bethany

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