Dr. Kim is one of a few female chiropractors in the Cincinnati area to be certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, or ICPA, in The Webster Technique. She also specializes in all aspects of the pregnancy process from pre-conception to post-delivery.
Chiropractic Care Through All Stages of Pregnancy
Prior to conception, a healthy spine and nervous system assist in creating a more regular menstrual cycle and optimizing uterine function which allows you to regulate your most fertile times and increase the chance of getting pregnant. It prepares your body to be strong, balanced, and ready to support a growing baby. Chiropractic care has even helped couples conceive when they believed they were infertile, due to the restoration of nerve supply to reproductive organs.
The extra weight gain, changes in your gait, and your center of gravity imbalance can cause backache, neck pain, and other discomforts in your spine during your pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help you maintain your center of gravity, posture, and flexibility. It is crucial to adjust and align your spine appropriately so you can feel well while your body changes and your baby grows. This process continues to open the spine and allow the nervous system to function effortlessly. Also, by comforting yourself, you are comforting your baby, and helping the little one assume the appropriate birthing position.
By getting adjusted during pregnancy, your labor and delivery process could be shorter and less traumatic. High-tech intervention is minimalized and complications can be avoided if you and your baby are properly aligned for this life-changing event. With proper nerve supply, the labor process will flow smoothly and naturally with the least amount of pain to you, and less stress and trauma on your newborn.
Post-delivery chiropractic care is necessary to help you return and maintain your natural alignment. Your body will return to its original state, but with a more accurately adjusted nervous system and spine. It is also important to schedule a chiropractic check-up for your newborn. Birth is a challenging and distressing event for an infant, especially for the spine. But the gentle chiropractic touch can help your baby grow properly from the very beginning. You can relax knowing the light adjustment to your baby is safe, comfortable, and effective.
Chiropractic care can also benefit your children as they grow and mature.
Family Care - From pregnancy to adulthood, chiropractic care can positively influence the lifestyle of the spine and nervous system for an individual. Many of the subluxations, or spinal malfunctions, seen in adults could have been corrected in the early stages of childhood development. By monitoring your child’s spinal alignment with chiropractic care, you can help prevent issues for the future.
Help your baby learn to sit upright, support his or her head, learn to crawl, and discover the first brave steps into this world with a correctly and accurately aligned spine. Assist the bedwetting and “growing pains” by preventing subluxations. Allow your child to mature to his or her full potential with an optimal nervous system and spine by utilizing chiropractic care.
Chiropractic adjustments are different for each stage of your life, so your child’s adjustment will be much different from your own. Your infant will be treated with gentle and comfortable adjustments, using no more pressure than what is needed to test the ripeness of a tomato. And as your child grows and changes, the adjustments will too. Chiropractic care is safe and effective for children, with many parents noticing nearly instantaneous results.