Dr. Garrett takes a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and is Webster Technique Certified. She is trained in the needs of women who are pregnant and will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to perform during pregnancy.
Chiropractic Care & Acupuncture are just a few of the ways we are striving to provide complete and superior care for our patients.
Chiropractic care is just one of the many safe and effective treatments that can help prepare the mother’s body for the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods designed to accommodate pregnancy and lessen the issues that come with it. Many of the women that choose to receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy report that it helped them use little to no pain medications throughout their delivery.
During pregnancy, there are many physiological and hormonal changes that arise in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. These changes, while important for accommodating for the baby, can result in a misaligned spine or joints.
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to seek chiropractic care during pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman’s body must undergo a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. Due to the weight that is gained, a mother’s center of gravity moves from its natural position, shifting to the front of her pelvis. This can add stress and discomfort to the lower back and various joints in the pelvis. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Potentially decrease the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth. We suggest that our pregnant moms visit our Dr. Garrett at least once in the Third Trimester between 28 – 34 weeks. Patients with nausea and vomiting, neck pain, back pain or joint pain should be seen by the chiropractor after being assessed by one of the medical providers when necessary.
Acupuncture can safely be used during pregnancy to treat conditions including morning sickness, fatigue, sleep problems, and emotional concerns such as depression and anxiety. In conjunction with chiropractic care, acupuncture can help to treat low back pain and headaches as well. In addition, as you near your due date there are techniques which may help initiate labor and help direct the baby to its ideal position for delivery.
During this high-risk pregnancy, I experienced terrible hip and back pain when walking. I cannot receive traditional chiropractic treatment as I have a full spinal fusion with spinal instrumentation (as a result of scoliosis). Dr Garrett began treatment and within 2 sessions I could walk again without terrible pain. I continued to see her throughout my pregnancy to treat the pelvic pain and it helped immensely. Now postpartum I’m still going for treatment. I’m so thankful for Dr. Garrett’s expertise and encouragement. She relieved my pain and also helped me gain confidence in the birthing process. I strongly recommend seeing Dr Garret if you’re pregnant! -Laurie G.