5 Questions to Ask Your Prenatal Chiropractor | Portland, Oregon
Pregnancy is a time of change for both mom and baby. Prenatal chiropractic care can help you stay in alignment and comfortable as your body changes. Prenatal chiropractors help relieve pain, reduce stress on joints, boost energy levels, and prepare moms-to-be for childbirth with less discomfort.
There are many prenatal chiropractors for you to choose from, but not all offer the same services and level of care. It’s important to find a prenatal chiropractor who can answer your questions and help you feel comfortable while providing excellent care. Here are five questions to ask when choosing a prenatal chiropractor.
Do they offer a variety of gentler techniques modified for the pregnant body?
Even if you regularly saw a chiropractor before pregnancy, you’ll find that your pregnant body needs different care! A good prenatal chiropractor should use exercises and techniques modified for your changed body. At Jewell Chiropractic, we are committed to providing gentle, natural, and safe chiropractic care to mothers and babies.
Do they educate you on the pelvic floor?
Prenatal chiropractors will often teach you how to strengthen your pelvic floor, which is an important component of prenatal care. Your chiropractor should be able to teach you a variety of stretches and exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles that are used during labor.
Do they know what diastasis recti is?
Diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal muscles that can occur during pregnancy. Prenatal chiropractors who have gone through postgraduate courses on prenatal and obstetrical care are more likely to be aware of this condition than those without experience in these areas.
Are they certified in the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique is a great prenatal chiropractic technic to naturally and gently make more space for your baby in the uterus. It aims to help your baby freely move into the correct delivery position (head down). It’s important to find a prenatal chiropractor who is certified in the Webster Technique and can evaluate its suitability for you. At Jewell Chiropractic, all of our doctors are Webster Certified by the ICPA, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Do they talk to you about a postpartum plan?
Your chiropractic care doesn’t end with the delivery. Your body will need time and space to heal and recover after childbirth. Your prenatal chiropractor should talk with you about a postpartum plan, to help you prepare for exercises and well-being after childbirth.
About Jewell Chiropractic
Jewell Chiropractic is a place to find support and build community for moms in all stages of life. We believe that our bodies can do amazing things when given the right care and routines to continue at home. Our specialties include Webster, Craniosacral, Pelvic Floor Rehab, Diastasis Recti Rehab, Active Release, and Instrument Assisted Myofascial Release in conjuncture with Chiropractic Adjustments. Book an appointment now.