Prenatal & Pediatric Care
Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial during pregnancy and is safe for both mom and babe. As mom’s hormones create laxity in joints and ligaments, increased strain is placed on the spine and pelvis. Any small misalignment can quickly become a very painful situation. The Webster technique is a specific sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of the joint dysfunction and thus, facilitate neuro-biomechanical function. Proper pelvic alignment is vital in a positive labour outcome as well as decreasing the need for further interventions.
Newborns can present with latching challenges, cranial and spinal tension related to in utero positioning and childbirth as well as interventions during delivery. The nervous system grows at such a rapid rate that any small misalignment in the spine can create a tremendous amount of irritation. Adjustments help realign the spine, allowing the nervous system and spine to develop in an optimal environment.
Chiropractic pediatric care is extremely safe and gentle. Often, the pressure required to adjust a baby is equal to texting on a smart phone. When parents ask how they know if their baby is in need could benefit from an adjustment, here are 3 clear indicators that Dr. Natalie could help: Baby’s head tilts to one side, even after you straighten it. Baby seems to have difficulty turning head to one side, or latch is difficult on one side. Baby had difficulty settling down or sleeping soundly.
Dr. Natalie has pursued further specialized training in this field through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and has been certified in Webster Technique and has completed a Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.