Prenatal & Postpartum Care
Dr. Nicole is committed to supporting mamas in the prenatal and postpartum period by providing specific care, and holding space for women as they walk through the life changing experience of motherhood. She believes that women should feel empowered and informed going into the transition of becoming a mother. So much of our birth world focuses on the fear and anxiety behind birth, we want you to feel educated and supported. Dr. Nicole is certified in The Webster Technique, and is very specific in her prenatal and postpartum care recommendations to ensure the best care possible for the mamas that are under her care.
During pregnancy, a routine of regular and consistent chiropractic care can improve your coordination, flexibility, strength and balance. This can all ease the physical burden of carrying the baby, and make for a more pleasant pregnancy experience. Keeping your spine properly aligned can also maintain optimal nervous system function, which can help to alleviate the aches, swelling, pain and even morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
Webster is a specialized form of care that is designed to focus specifically on pelvic issues in pregnant women. It seeks to correct pelvic torsion through adjusting the sacral area in the lower spinal region. By doing so, posture issues as well as spinal misalignments can often be corrected. It is most often practiced to benefit women during pregnancy, to relieve pain that develops as the baby grows.
Founded by Dr. Larry Webster, the Webster Chiropractic Technique was first developed to treat women suffering from breech pregnancies—those where the fetus is oriented feet-first rather than head-first as normal. Dr. Webster believed that adjusting the sacral and pelvic regions could help to realign the fetus.
In many cases, the method is used to relieve pressure and stress on the sacrum which causes subluxations. When people experience such misalignments, their energy, mobility and overall health can be negatively affected. Use of the Webster method can restore optimal position and reduce the pain and discomfort of these problems. By using gentle pressure and adjustments, these subluxations can be corrected, mobility restored and natural functioning resumed.
Webster & Birthing Outcomes
Many women past their first trimester experience torsional stress from the growth of the fetus, which causes the placenta and uterus to press upon the sacrum and create subluxations. By applying gentle opposing pressure to the lower region of the pelvis, adjustments can help to restore the proper sacrum position and reduce these adverse effects.
Many women who undergo the Webster technique report reduced discomfort and a far more comfortable pregnancy, and are better prepared for the birthing process. As with any pregnancy complications, mothers undergoing the Webster technique should only do so as part of a complete care plan which includes regular OB-GYN or midwife consults to monitor the continual health of both the mother and child.
“For the last 20 years I’ve averaged less than three hours of sleep every night. Being a busy business owner, this lack of sleep made me feel like I was deteriorating. After just one week of being adjusted, I began only waking up once during the night. My quality of life has improved, I have much more energy, and happier thoughts throughout the day…”