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Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

for the Surrounding Communities of Irvine, Tustin and Newport Beach

Many of the health problems and ailments that women experience during pregnancy can be treated and managed without the use of drugs or invasive procedures. Instead, chiropractic care allows for the natural treatment of not just your symptoms, but the cause of the symptoms as well. Pre-existing, unnoticed imbalances cause your spine and pelvis to become overtaxed during pregnancy. These added stresses lead to discomfort and difficulty performing routine, daily activities.

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can reduce back pain, neck pain, and other joint point often associated with the weight gain and shifting center of gravity that occurs within the body during a pregnancy. In addition to pain reduction, other benefits of the pregnancy chiropractic services our patients have reported include

Restoration of optimal pelvic alignment
Helps your nervous system work at optimum efficiency
Better positioning of the baby in the birth canal at time of labor
Prevention of potential cesarean deliveries
Reduction in delivery/labor time
Healthier overall pregnancy and faster post-natal recovery
Reduction in morning sickness and nausea
Management of back, neck, hip, leg and other joint pain

In some cases, chiropractic care during pregnancy has even been found to help reduce the need for potential cesarean section deliveries, which come with their own inherent risks.

Methods and Techniques Offered by Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor

Dr. Gary Martin offers a wide variety of chiropractic techniques and methods that are highly effective for pregnant women. One of the most common treatments he provides for pregnant women are spinal adjustments, which are great for improving the overall alignment of the back and thus relieving back, neck, and other joint pain. For women who want to avoid the need for medications to manage their pain during pregnancy, this is truly a great and natural option.

Specific adjustments eliminate stresses to the spine and restores balance to your pelvis and to the ligaments attached to your uterus. There are 8 ligaments that are attached to your uterus that can cause uterine constraint on the baby. This can cause long labors and breech presentations prior to delivery. This problem is one of the main reasons why women need a C-section.

Dr. Martin is trained and experienced in performing a gentle, non-invasive procedure called the *Webster Breech Turning Technique*, which is very effective in removing restraints to the uterine and pelvic structures, and naturally allows a breech baby to move in the womb into a normal head down position. The technique uses gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments and mild, non-invasive pressure on specific areas of the abdomen to release the constraint. Midwives and doulas that incorporate this technique have been found to have the lowest C-section rates among all other midwives and doulas.

All of the chiropractic methods for pregnant women in his office are completely safe for a baby in utero and for mothers alike. Often times, Dr. Martin also prescribes some at-home exercises to help continue treatment and manage pain throughout pregnancy.

Ready to Request an Appointment for the Whole Family?

If you're pregnant and want to ensure the best possible experience for both you and baby, why not call Dr. Martin to schedule your appointment today? You can reach our team at (949) 559-7999 to find out more about our practice or to request your appointment. We proudly serve the areas of Irvine, Tustin, Newport Beach and Lake Forest—and look forward to serving you throughout your pregnancy and beyond as well!

For more information about how chiropractic can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy and birth, call Dr. Martin's office for a free consultation.

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