PREGNANCY & PEDIATRICS
So grows the twig, so grows the tree.
THE GROWING PROCESS
It begins with your mother, your grandmother and your great grandmother and your great great grandmother… It goes back seven generations of genetics. Actually, it may even be longer. But you inherit all the best & the not so great from your parents.
You are pregnant. You are a human being. There’s no human being that is perfectly symmetrical. So the imbalance is that you have affects your structure. The special dimension available for the placenta during growth is affected by your imbalances. Imagine traveling on a plane for nine months in a confined space. How would it affect you? The baby is growing in this confined space for nine months… there’s bound to be some pressures. This is called intrauterine constraint.
We want to release the tensions that are forming in you during pregnancy so that you can be as balanced as possible. This will cause less tension for the baby. It will cause less stress for your delivery.
As your infant begins to grow it learns how to lift its head, learns how to sit up, learn how to stand… and then falls, learns how to walk… and then falls on their knees – hundreds of times, learns how to run and ride bikes and falls – another thousand times. All of these incidents add up. Plus, not even taking into consideration the ongoing stress of growing – like a tree breaking itself open from its center inside out over and over and over as it’s growing.
Not to mention, the emotional stress of becoming a socially functional human in this world. Especially now it seems as though children are more stressed than I’ve ever seen in the history of me working as a chiropractor. There are massive hormonal changes that a child goes through as they go through puberty and learn how to socially engage in the world. It’s an ongoing stressor.
This is the stress of growth that a child goes through from birth to adulthood. and it’s essential to be adjusted during this time on an ongoing basis. The most essential time is whenever a child has a Fall or an injury or a major stress. Other than that a child can be adjusted on a quarterly basis for wellness and preventative maintenance. This is how your child will grow to be as balanced as possible even with all of the tendencies, but they have inherited from you & your parents.
PREGNANCY, POSTPARTUM & MOTHERHOOD
Becoming a mother is one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have. It’s a time of great joy, but it can also be physically demanding and taxing on the body. From the changes that occur during pregnancy to the challenges of postpartum recovery, mothers need all the support they can get to ensure their health and the health of their babies.
Fortunately, chiropractic care at Gold Beach Chiropractic offers a safe and natural way to take care of the physical stresses inherent with motherhood.
Whether you’re a new mother looking for ways to support your health and wellbeing or you want to find out how pregnancy chiropractic can help your baby thrive from day one, this page is for you.
COMMON SIGNS TO GET ADJUSTED
Pregnancy can bring about a range of physical changes and discomforts, from back pain and sciatica to headaches and nausea. Pregnancy chiropractic care can provide relief for many of these symptoms by using gentle adjustments and other techniques to alleviate pain and discomfort while naturally supporting your organic biological functions.
For example, chiropractic adjustments can help to improve spinal alignment, reducing pressure on the nerves and improving circulation. This can help to reduce inflammation and pain in the back, neck, and other areas of the body.
Chiropractic care can also help to alleviate other common pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and headaches. By addressing imbalances in the body, chiropractors can help to restore proper function and reduce inflammation. This can help to alleviate symptoms and improve your comfort and quality of life during pregnancy.
Additionally, chiropractic care can help to prepare your body for childbirth by optimizing fetal positioning and reducing the risk of complications during delivery.
Overall, chiropractic care can provide a safe and effective way to manage many of the physical stresses of pregnancy. Mothers can improve their overall health and wellbeing, reduce the risk of complications, and support the health of their babies.
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CHIROPRACTIC HELPS YOU PREPARE
One of the key benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy is that it can help to prepare the body for childbirth. Gold Beach Chiropractic uses a variety of techniques to optimize fetal positioning, ensuring that the baby is in the best possible position for delivery. By reducing tension in the pelvis and other areas of the body, chiropractors can help to create more space for the baby to move into the proper position.
Chiropractic care can also help to reduce the risk of complications during delivery. For example, chiropractors can use the Webster Technique to help reduce tension in the uterus and other areas of the body, improving blood flow and reducing the risk of breech presentation. Additionally, chiropractic care can help to reduce the risk of interventions during delivery, such as forceps or vacuum extraction.
Overall, chiropractic care can provide significant benefits for mothers who are preparing for childbirth. By optimizing fetal positioning and reducing the risk of complications, chiropractic care can help to support a safe and healthy delivery.
A NOTE FROM DR. JEN WILHELM
Empowering Mothers and Their Babies to Thrive with Chiropractic Care
From pregnancy to postpartum recovery, motherhood can be a physically demanding and challenging journey. However, I’ve found that chiropractic care provides mothers with a safe and effective way to manage all of the physical stresses – supporting the health and wellbeing of mothers and infants, naturally.
The mothers I’ve been honored to help during and after pregnancy at my clinic, Gold Beach Chiropractic, receive the best care available that supports healthy growth and development, reduces the risk of complications, and accelerates their recovery.
Whether you’re a new mother looking for ways to support your health and wellbeing or a fellow healthcare professional seeking innovative ways to improve maternal and infant outcomes at your practice, I welcome you to explore and engage with me at Gold Beach Chiropractic. Together, we can empower mothers to enjoy their journey by supporting the health and wellbeing of mothers and infants.
Contact me to talk about your goals however works best for you!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Jen Wilhelm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: PREGNANCY, PEDIATRICS & CHIROPRACTIC
Yes! In fact, it’s optimal during pregnancy. We use a technique called the Webster approach to balance the structures in the pelvis so the baby has the least invasive delivery possible. We specialize in turning breech babies!
Birth is a very intense and often times traumatic experience. The levels of stress hormones that flow through an infants body at the time of birth, is equivalent to an adult, having a heart attack. Often times or structural stress as well even in the most perfectly delivered first. There’s definitely been to stress and trauma on the neck if there was any sort of intervention such as C-section. It’s essential that a child gets checked immediately after birth, so that proper growth development and feeding can be assured. If your infant is fussy, it is not actually normal.
The average child falls 1000 times before they become an adult. You once were a child! You’ve had thousands of micro accidents by the time you are fully grown. All of these incidences, when you learn to walk when you learn to stand when you learn to bike when you learn to run, all of these times are times where injuries occur and tension patterns are set. It’s better to be balanced as you grow than it is to be in compensation because it will cause problems later on in life.
Absolutely. Your body has and is going through a complete re-organization not only on a biochemical hormonal level, but also on a structural level. Your pelvis is going to be healing for months and needs to be gently balanced as it heals properly. Sometimes when women do not get adjusted properly after their delivery, they can have issues with incontinence, emotional challenges, and also struggle with chronic injuries.