Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Greater Comfort-
 Provides greater comfort for mother throughout the pregnancy.
Labor and Delivery Time-
Reduces average labor and delivery time.
Fetal Positioning-
Encourages optimal fetal position through proper pelvic alignment.
Pain Relief-
Relieves neck, back, and pelvic pain that can be caused by pregnancy.
Supports a natural labor and delivery. Can prevent a potential cesarean delivery.

Should pregnant women see a chiropractor? Absolutely! Chiropractic care is of great benefit to mom
and baby, and is extremely safe and effective. Pregnancy causes changes in a woman’s posture and
spinal curvature, which often leads to pressure and pain in the low back and pelvic girdle. A
chiropractor can address postural and spinal changes as they occur.
First time mothers receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy experienced a 24% reduction in labor
time in a study conducted by researcher, Dr. Joan Fallon, DC. Mothers giving birth for the 2 nd or 3 rd time
were reported to experience a 39% reduction in labor time.

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy not only reduces or relieves discomfort, helping mom stay
active, but it also enhances the overall health for mom and baby throughout the pregnancy, paving the
way for a safe and natural delivery.

Did you know there is a special technique chiropractors use for pregnant women? It is called the
Webster technique, which is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference
to the nerve system and balances maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments. This optimizes uterine
function and allows for a safer, easier birth. Dr. Bethany Long is Webster certified through the
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.