Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a safe form of health care for all members of your family. At Back To Health Chiropractic, we love to see pregnant women, babies and children. At any stage of life, we can provide the care you need that’s appropriate for you.
If you have any questions about our Muskegon MI, Portage MI or Zeeland MI locations, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Back To Health Chiropractic, please give us a call.
Why You Need Chiropractic During Pregnancy?
Did you know that research shows regular care throughout your pregnancy can decrease your labor time by 33%?
That’s only one of the major benefits of being under care while you’re expecting. It’s never too late to get started. Your body is changing every minute to accommodate your baby. Your center of gravity shifts. The hormone relaxin pumps through your body to help your pelvis prepare for delivery.
With all of these changes, it becomes more challenging for your spine and pelvis to stay in alignment. As a result, you might feel aches and pain that you think are normal, but they don’t have to be. Some moms complain of severe pubic bone pain, which can hurt with every step you take. You might also have sciatica or reflux. Since you can’t take most medications while pregnant, you feel like your options are limited.
Chiropractic can keep you aligned so that you can better enjoy your pregnancy.
Our doctors utilize the Webster Technique, which has been found to provide assistance to babies who are in the breech position. In such cases, Mom’s pelvis is typically misaligned. When we remove the misalignments of the sacrum and pelvis and provide tissue work on the abdominal wall, it can help your baby move into the proper head down position. This helps create an easier delivery for your little one and you.
Caring For Newborns
A medical doctor’s research showed that 89% of newborns entered the world with a subluxation. How? Even during a perfect delivery, it is estimated there is 90-100 pounds of pressure on a baby’s delicate spine. From the get-go, they’re set up with misalignments. Imagine if we eliminated these misalignments from the start of life, what ailments might your child be able to avoid?
A chiropractor is the only doctor trained to locate and correct subluxations. Dr. Tonya has been adjusting own children since shortly after birth. Our team of trained doctors have successfully treated our littlest and most loved patients. Many of our moms will stop by the office on their way home from the hospital for their adjustment as well as their babies. As soon as you’re comfortable and able to get to us, we recommend you come in for a checkup for you and your baby.
Here are some of the conditions that we often see in our newborn patients.
- Ear Infections
- Flat spots on head
Continuing Care for Developing Kids
As your baby grows, they learn to crawl, stand, walk, run and play.
Children love to jump off couches & playground equipment, wrestle with their siblings and play sports. All of these activities can cause subluxations. Kids rarely complain of pain, they don’t always know how to explain it. Instead of telling you they have pain, we see head banging, tantrums, crying, refusal to eat, sleep disturbance, etc. What if you could prevent your baby, your child from experiencing some of the things you have felt over the years?
The types of conditions we often see in our pediatric patients include:
- Balance problems
- Behavioral issues
- Digestive problems
- Ear infections
- Gate issues
- Growing Pains
- Missing milestones
- Sleeping problems
- Sports injuries
Our Board-Certified Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractor
Dr. Tonya is a Board Certified doctor of chiropractic within the specialty of pediatrics and pregnancy through the International Chiropractic Association (ICPA). She has had the opportunity to teach and speak nationally on pediatrics and pregnancy. At Back To Health our patients have access to a variety of doctors that have additional training and experience with pediatrics and pregnancy.
Find out how your family can benefit from pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic Michigan. Contact us now!