How to Achieve Optimal Positioning During Pregnancy?

Throughout pregnancy, the growing body tries to adapt to the weight gain, increase of hormones, and the postural changes that follow. These postural changes increase the risk of sacral/pelvic imbalance at any given time. The bones of the pelvis and the supportive network of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and associated nerves are all under constant pressure and change. The resulting torsion and inflammation of imbalanced muscles and ligaments may then prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for their birthing.

At Safe Haven in Ashburn, Dr. Khan is Webster Certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Webster technique is defined as “A specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment for pelvic balance during pregnancy allowing for optimal fetal positioning (head down/anterior) for an easier, safer birth. 

The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and/or SI Joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.”

Prenatal chiropractic care is essential for optimal positioning during pregnancy, allowing the body to be in a state of ease for a safer and easier birth process.

Consider the following three things for an easier birth: 

Mal positioning in labor can occur due to sedentary lifestyles such as prolonged sitting. This can cause the pelvis and the surrounding structures to become tight and compressed hindering pelvic balance.

Previous physical trauma may cause issues in optimal positioning as well. When the pelvis is out of alignment there is often tension in the attached ligaments. Because these ligaments also attach to the uterus, an uneven pulling can cause the uterus to rotate, making it difficult for the baby to assume his ideal position.

Restrictive and repetitive movements and poor posture, can create restrictions in our pelvis. These restrictions affect muscle, ligament, and nerve function. In pregnancy and birth, we want the joints in the pelvis to open and move. We want the muscles, ligaments and nerves to be working for maximum strength and optimal function. Movement throughout pregnancy is essential. Squats, crawling on all fours, inversions, and other intentional movements during pregnancy support joint mobility and at the same time help establish optimal position.

To schedule a prenatal chiropractic appointment, give us a call 571-549-6555 or book it online

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