Chiropractic care offers safe, gentle, holistic solutions to common conditions during pregnancy and childhood. Our doctors are specially trained through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to care for you and your child.
Adjustments during pregnancy can alleviate discomfort caused by increased stress on the low back and sacroiliac joints. Your balanced pelvis not only allows for an easier, safer birth process, but also allows your baby to have the room to develop properly. Research shows that many deformities such as scoliosis, torticollis, and hip dysplagia are caused by the developing baby’s compromised position inside the pelvis. The adjustments are extremely gentle and safe for you and your baby.
As you near that exciting time of delivery, we can help to prepare you through acupressure work on the pelvic ligaments and craniosacral therapy to stimulate your Parasympathic nerves- the part of your nervous system which coordinates your body’s natural instincts of birth and elicits a calming effect. In the event that your baby may be in a compromised position, such a breech presentation, Dr. Gerner and Jewel Mohr are certified in the Webster “breech turning” technique which can allow your baby to turn naturally without invasive or painful procedures.
During a healthy birth, the baby is squeezed through the birth canal which effectively prepares many body systems for normal function: the lungs, the cerebral spinal fluid in the spinal canal, the adrenal glands, and the intestinal tract. In the event of a C-section or traumatic birth, the baby’s body does not gain this stimulation and often suffers serious consequences. In the event of forced pulling on the head and delicate upper cervical (neck) spine which protects the brainstem; sometime serious injury can result. Gentle Chiropractic and craniosacral adjustments can address any imbalances caused by birth trauma and the job of growing up. Common conditions such as cranial deformities, colic, indigestion, ear infections, neuroprocessing disorders, and many, many others respond quickly to this gentle care.
For much more information, please see the articles on our website:
Chiropractic for KIDS?
Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy for Safer, Easier Births
Chiropractic Cranial Therapy