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The Webster Technique - Chiropractic Care for Expecting Mothers

The Webster Technique – Chiropractic Care for Expecting Mothers

There are many benefits to visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy. Live Well Chiropractic Care specializes in treating expecting mothers through the Webster Technique, which can help a baby be in an optimal position as a mother prepares to give birth. If you are an expecting mom, here’s more about the Webster Technique so you can decide if this type of chiropractic care is right for you:

What is the Webster Technique?

A concept birthed by International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA) founder Larry Webster in the 1970s, the Webster Technique is a holistic chiropractic practice that provides a sacral analysis and adjustment that reduces the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint in expecting mothers. Receiving this treatment can adjust and align a pregnant woman’s spine and pelvis into the proper placement, which can help a baby retain a natural position in the womb leading up to delivery.

How does the Webster Technique help expecting mothers?

Like any chiropractic care, performing the Webster Technique on an expecting mother is both gentle and completely safe. Receiving chiropractic care using the Webster Technique during pregnancy is an effective way to make a patient more comfortable during pregnancy and safer while giving birth, especially for high-risk pregnancies. While the Webster Technique can’t turn a breeched baby, it does relieve tension that can occur in the uterus during pregnancy, which allows for a baby to naturally assume an ideal position. 

Dr. Kim and the Webster Technique

Live Well Chiropractic Center’s Dr. Kimberly Muhlenkamp-Wermert is one of the few female chiropractors in the Cincinnati area that is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the Webster Technique. She specializes in chiropractic care in all phases of pregnancy from pre-conception to post-delivery. Hear more from Dr. Kim about our pregnancy chiropractic care services by watching our educational videos.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim, email us at info@livewellcc.com or call us at 513-285-7682. If you have general questions about how a chiropractor and the Webster Technique can help during your pregnancy, send us a message.

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Summer Workouts for Pregnant Women

Summer Workouts for Pregnant Women

Between the heat and changes in a woman’s body, being pregnant in the summer can be uncomfortable, especially if you are used to a certain workout routine. But there are many workouts that can help you beat the heat in the summer and stay in shape even if you are pregnant. All expecting mothers should always consult an OBGYN before beginning any workout routine. Here are a few of our favorite recommended workouts for pregnant women:

Indoor Swimming

Indoor swimming is a great exercise for women who are expecting. Swimming is low impact and easy on joints, which can minimize soreness or discomfort associated with pregnancy. Many gyms also have water aerobics classes that can be a fun, social and safe way for pregnant women to exercise comfortably in the summer.

Cardio Workouts

In addition to indoor swimming, there are many low-impact cardio exercises that can be performed at the gym. Brisk walking on a treadmill, cycling on a stationary bike or using an elliptical can help keep your heart rate up and stress levels down. Aerobic classes such as dancing or Zumba can also be a way for pregnant women to break a sweat in the summer without extreme risk of injury.

Yoga

While some yoga classes are heated and dynamic, many yoga studios offer classes that are slower paced and not heated, which can be ideal for pregnant women. Practices such as prenatal, yin and restorative yoga focus on gentle stretches and relaxation through static poses and control of the breath. These yoga practices are also good for back and spine alignment, which can help ease some of the discomforts of being pregnant. Your yoga instructor can work with you to make sure you stay safe in certain postures.

Pelvic Exercises

As your delivery date nears, it’s important to prepare your pelvic area for giving birth. Squats and pelvic thrusts can help reduce back pain and prepare your lower abdominal muscles for delivery. Squats and pelvic thrusts can be performed with a personal trainer or on your own at a gym or in the comfort of your home … and in the A/C!

Exercise and chiropractic treatment for expecting mothers

In addition to these pregnant-friendly summer exercises, we recommend chiropractic care during pregnancy to make the process as comfortable as possible. Live Well Chiropractic Center’s Dr. Kimberly Muhlenkamp-Wermert specializes in chiropractic care for pregnant women from conception to post-delivery. She can also discuss workouts with you that can make your pregnancy easier in the summer.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim, email us at info@livewellcc.com or call us at 513-285-7682. If you have general questions about workout tips for pregnant women or how a chiropractor can help during your pregnancy, send us a message.

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Yes, that’s a baby! :)

For those of you who have noticed my quickly expanding abdomen recently and have been wondering, but too polite to ask: Yes, that’s a baby! My family and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting the arrival of baby #4 in early October. We still aren’t sure if we are going to find out the sex of the baby this time around. We did not with the first 3, but I kind of want to know with this one! Please bear with me with my pregnancy fatigue over the next few months, making a baby, raising 3 little ones and taking care of patients can be hard work 🙂 As with all my previous pregnancies, we will conduct business as usual at Live Well Chiropractic Center until the arrival of our little pumpkin in October!

Live Well Chiropractic Care for Expecting Mothers

Chiropractic Care for Expecting Mothers

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in an expecting mother’s life. Whether it’s visiting a gynecologist or primary care doctor, getting proper medical care during pregnancy is beneficial to both the mother and baby. Adding a chiropractor to the list of doctors and specialists to see during pregnancy or even while trying to conceive is not only beneficial, but it can help make pregnancy easier and less uncomfortable.

From pre-conception to post delivery, here is why you should visit a chiropractor if you are expecting (or trying to be).

Pre-Conception

There are many misconceptions about what you can do to better your chances of becoming pregnant. There is no one specific cause of infertility, but one can be associated with an improperly functioning nervous system. Visiting a chiropractor can help with spinal alignment, which directly impacts the nervous system. While visiting a chiropractor doesn’t solve the problem of infertility, it is good supplemental care in addition to other fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Pregnancy

Many expecting mothers ask if it’s safe to see a chiropractor during pregnancy. Not only is it safe, but it’s recommended to ease the pain and discomfort that can come along with being pregnant. Chiropractic care can help mothers-to-be maintain a better center of gravity and posture during pregnancy. Seeing a chiropractor and having proper pelvic alignment, allows the baby room to get in optimal position for delivery.

Post Delivery

Just as chiropractic care is a good way to make pregnancy more comfortable, postpartum chiropractic care can also help with rehabilitation. Visiting a chiropractor after giving birth can help with recovery time and alignment in the pelvis and back. Seeing a chiropractor can also assist with getting a new mother’s body back into its pre-pregnancy state, which can minimize the chances or symptoms of postpartum depression.

From pre-conception to post delivery, Live Well Chiropractic Center’s Dr. Kimberly Muhlenkamp-Wermert specializes in chiropractic pregnancy techniques and is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in The Webster Technique. Hear more from Dr. Kim about our pregnancy chiropractic care services by watching our educational videos, or visit our website to learn about our chiropractic services for pregnancy care.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim, email us at info@livewellcc.com or call at 513-285-7682. If you have general questions about how a chiropractor can help during your pregnancy, send us a message.

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