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Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Chiropractor Conyers GA

Prenatal chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free way to alleviate pain and discomfort during pregnancy, and create proper alignment of the spine, pelvis and sacrum to assist with decreased labor times, optimal fetal positioning, and a greater chance for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. Abode Family Wellness is a Conyers Prenatal Chiropractic healing space that loves supporting growing families.


How do you know you should see a chiropractor during pregnancy?


- You have been told that back pain during pregnancy is “normal.”

- You find yourself asking your mommy groups about what you should be doing during pregnangy

- Having a natural birth and pregnancy is a priority for you.

- You want to have a chance to reduce your labor time and risk of a having a breeched baby.

- You want to have a happy and healthy pregnancy, labor and birth.

What may prenatal chiropractic care help?


Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide the following benefits:


- Help you maintain a healthier pregnancy.

- Reduce the risk of having a breeched baby.  

- Relieve low back pain, neck pain, headaches, pubic bone pain and sciatica.

- Reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.

- Reduce nausea and vomiting.

- Improve overall mood.

- Relieve round ligament pain.

- Reduce the time of labor and birth.

- Relieve pubic bone discomfort.

- Reduce chances of cesarean delivery. 

- Decrease stress.

- Maintain balance pelvic alignment.

- Assistance with achieving a natural birth.

- And so much more!!

Why should you see a chiropractor during pregnancy?


Due to changes in hormone levels, alterations in posture, and the strain that being pregnant puts on the body, many women who are expecting find themselves dealing with lower back pain, pelvic pain, round ligament pain, and excessive tiredness. These discomforts are not just a part of being pregnant; they are messages from your body’s inner warning system indicating that something is not right. In many cases, these pains occur because the spine is not moving properly or the alignment of the pelvis is not optimal.


Prenatal chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free way to alleviate pain and discomfort during pregnancy. However, the benefits of chiropractic care when you are expecting actually go well beyond pain management. At Abode Family Wellness we often recommend wellness chiropractic visits throughout your pregnancy to ensure the proper alignment and movement of the spine, pelvis and sacrum. Each visit is individualized to you and your family's needs and can aid in achieving a faster, easier and more healing labor and birth process. 

What about other holistic health services during pregnancy or after birth?


We want to help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy and assist you in your efforts to build a healthy foundation for your growing family. That is why we take a multifaceted approach to your prenatal health and wellness. We offer expectant mothers a wide range of natural health care options, including prenatal chiropractic adjustments, postpartum chiropractic, energy clearing using reiki, and prenatal and postpartum herbal nutritional support.


After the birth of your baby, Dr. Shawna will discuss your overall labor and birth with you, and will perform the necessary evaluation to continue postpartum chiropractic adjustments to assist with helping your body return to its most optimal state.

Is seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy safe?


YES! Women are often told to expect certain discomforts during pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean that you simply have to suffer through those nearly 10 months. Dr. Shawna is ICPA certified in Webster Technique making her one of very few chiropractors specializing in Prenatal Chiropractic in Conyers, GA. Webster Technique is a safe and gentle prenatal chiropractic technique that focuses on the detection of sacral misalignment and nervous system interference during pregnancy. By using Webster Technique to correct sacral misalignment, it allows the mother's body the ability to perform optimally. Webster Technique is the #1 prenatal chiropractic technique provided in our office, and is a great way to ensure proper alignment of the sacrum which in turn will provide the best possible environment for your growing and developing baby. 


Webster Technique will also aid in alleviating back and pelvis discomfort in the mother as your body changes and grows throughout pregnancy. Webster Technique is an essential part of care for every pregnant mother and should be incorporated throughout the mother's entire pregnancy, followed by regular chiropractic adjustments post-partum.

Do you use different techniques for treating pregnant practice members?


Yes! As an holistic wellness center that specializes in prenatal chiropractic care, Dr. Shawna utilizes the Webster Technique to gently and safely adjust the pelvis and the nearby ligaments into their proper positions. Why does this matter? Every ligament supporting the uterus is connected to the pelvis. Any rotation in the pelvis could cause tension in the uterus and put unnecessary tension on your unborn baby. This malposition could also cause, low back pain, pelvic pain, breeched baby positioning, and many other issues that many pregnant mothers wish to avoid. In addition to Webster Technique, we also assist expecting mothers with proper stretches, exercises and comfort techniques to perform throughout pregnancy, labor and post-partum.


Quality prenatal chiropractic care also assists in preparing the body for labor. Women that are adjusted throughout their pregnancy report faster, easier labors, and a lower incidence of breech-presenting babies.


What does a Webster Certified Chiropractor do?


A Webster Certified Chiropractor has specific training to care for women throughout pregnancy and provides Prenatal Chiropractic Care. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic specific technique intended to balance the pelvis, reduce stress on the uterus, and lower stress on the supporting ligaments. Reducing sacral misalignment may contribute to proper baby positioning as well as easier labor and delivery.


Is getting a chiropractic adjustment safe during pregnancy?


Yes, it is safe to have a specialized prenatal chiropractor adjust you when pregnant. At Abode Family Wellness, we use low-force adjusting techniques (Webster Technique) and have special prenatal chiropractic pillows and chiropractic treatment tables used for our mom’s to be.

Why should I see a chiropractor during pregnancy?


There are many changes that happen to your musculoskeletal, endocrine, and other systems when you are pregnant. As your body prepares for the development and birth of your baby, your body is constantly changing. These changes are both structural and neurological. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is just one reason to have consistent prenatal chiropractic care.


If the pelvis is misaligned it can tighten the uterus and reduce the amount of room for the baby to move, grow and thrive. This can also affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.

Postpartum Chiropractic Care  

Postpartum chiropractic care after the birth of your baby is essential! By receiving chiropractic care postpartum, it will help your body to overcome and improve any postural challenges or imbalances that come up while caring for a new baby.


Dr. Shawna is not only educated as a doctor of chiropractic, she is also a mom that can truly understand other moms, their experiences, concerns and the need for support as you enter your new life as a mom. Having a tribe is important and can many times make the transition into motherhood that much easier! 


At Abode Family Wellness, we are here for you every step of the way. Preconception Chiropractic, Prenatal Chiropractic, Postpartum Chiropractic, Fertility Support, Prenatal Nutrition, Postpartum Support and more!

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