Dr Wolfe is a Webster Certified practitioner.
Dr. Lila Wolfe specializes in working with pregnant women to help relieve the stress put on your body that comes with carrying a child.
For adjustments during pregnancy, Dr. Wolfe works with specific adjusting tables that are designed to accommodate growing glorious bellies! The techniques used won’t put pressure on the abdomen, they actually alleviate the pressure!
The Webster Technique is a specific Chiropractic Analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation, in so doing neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis is improved.
The Webster Technique is a Chiropractic analysis and gentle adjustment of the sacrum. As with all Chiropractic adjustments, our intent is to improve the nerve system so the body can function better. As with all sacral adjustments, pelvic balance is improved. A balanced pelvis reduces undue tension in the attached muscles and ligaments. In pregnant women, if the pelvis is not balanced, the uneven pulling of these muscles and ligaments may be restricting the baby's ability to get into the best possible position for birth. Although most frequently used on women, this analysis and adjustment can be used on anyone!
Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Protruding abdomen & Postural adaptations - Cause an increased low back back curve which can lead to low back and hip pain, stiffness, discomfort, and even sciatica. Forward shifts in the center of gravity destabilize the mother's posture and redistribute the carriage of weights and forces through her joints, predisposing nerves, muscles, bones, and connective tissues to damage. Increased levels of relaxin and elastin further intensify this situation. The ligament laxity necessary for birth adds to instability in all of the joints, including the spine and pelvis. Chiropractic care during pregnancy may help you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy.
Feeling healthier during Pregnancy - The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
Nausea - Regular chiropractic care while you’re pregnant can help control symptoms of nausea in some women. If the nausea or vomiting are due in part to nerves pinched by subluxated (misaligned) vertebrae, an adjustment may help alleviate the problem.
Relieving back, neck or joint pain - Pregnancy is tough on the body’s skeletal structure, especially as the baby grows and gets heavier. The weight of your expanding belly alters your posture and spinal curves, and chiropractic may help correct posture problems and help your spine keep its intended curve.
Reducing the time of labor and delivery - Chiropractic adjustments may help shorten labor time and make the birth process easier. If the mother’s spine and hips are in proper alignment and if all the nerves to the muscles and organs in her body are free flowing and healthy, labor and birth can progress more easily and possibly take less time than if there was an alignment issue. For moms planning for a drug-free natural birth, chiropractic care can help them accomplish that goal.
Postpartum healing process - Correcting any misalignments that may have occurred during labor or the birth process may help ensure that the mother’s body is functioning optimally so that she can heal. Chiropractic is essential for correcting postural problems and back pain that may stem from breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and from carrying your baby around.
Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, it’s also highly beneficial through all Trimesters.