Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is a special time and one that requires specialized care. As a Webster Technique-certified doctor, Dr. Brittany can provide the safest and most effective treatment to increase comfort, rebalance the body, and prepare for delivery.
What to Expect
When you see a chiropractor during pregnancy your care will be a bit different than the care you have experienced prior to becoming pregnant. Dr. Brittany will complete a thorough physical evaluation and have a conversation with you to determine the best techniques and treatment plan. She will also communicate with your obstetrician or midwife to make sure that all of your care providers are on the same page. At your adjusting appointments, Dr. Brittany will help you get comfortable with the aid of special pillows and an adjusting table that provides safe support for your growing belly. She will then use Webster Technique adjustments to address your specific concerns.
Your protruding abdomen is more than just a cute baby bump—it has profound consequences for your spine. During pregnancy your center of gravity adjusts, weight increases, posture adapts, and hormones fluctuate. These changes put stress on the musculoskeletal system that supports the spine, cause widespread instability in the body, and impact your alignment.
Many women experience pain and discomfort as a result of these dramatic physical changes. Even those who feel fine could have a pre-symptomatic problem that might cause trouble down the road. After all, it is possible to have a cavity without tooth pain, right? The same is true for the spine. At Worcester Family Chiropractic, we can help detect and correct these imbalances so that you can feel your best and prepare for the delivery you desire.
You may be wondering: can you go to the chiropractor while pregnant? The answer is yes—although it’s important to find a doctor who has received special training to work with expectant mothers.
Dr. Brittany of Worcester Family Chiropractic maintains current certification in the Webster Technique because of her commitment to providing safe, effective chiropractic adjustments to expectant mothers in the Worcester area.
After your baby arrives, Dr. Brittany can help you make the transition into motherhood as you adapt to your post-pregnancy body, navigate breastfeeding challenges, and recover from your delivery experience. She has even developed an ultrasound treatment specifically for treating clogged milk ducts.
Whatever your goals—minimizing pain, reducing morning sickness, avoiding a Caesarian section, feeding your baby, or just feeling better in your body—contact us to discuss how we can provide pregnancy chiropractic care to help.
Conditions That Benefit from Pregnancy and Postnatal Chiropractic Care
Clogged milk ducts
Round ligament pain
Sciatica (pain shooting down one or both legs)
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
"I had never received chiropractic care before and did not know what to expect especially being pretty far along in my pregnancy. At 25 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with SPD which caused me to have severe pelvic pain and made it difficult and extremely painful to walk and even sleep. I went to see Dr. Brittany at the recommendation of a friend and after two treatments I felt almost 100% better. She really took the time to understand my issue and educate me on the issue and how she could best treat me."
"I originally went to see Dr. Brittany after I found out at 32 weeks that my baby was breech and I had read that chiropractic care—specifically the Webster Technique—has been shown to help babies turn naturally on their own by removing roadblocks in the mother’s body and that Dr. Brittany is the only chiropractor in the Worcester area that specializes in this specific technique. I felt comfortable with Dr. Brittany from the moment I met her. She explained everything she did before she did it so that I felt as comfortable with the process as possible. My treatment plan started with me getting adjusted twice per week since I had so much going on with my body. I would look forward to the adjustments because I felt so much better afterward. My back didn’t bother me at all this pregnancy, whereas during my last, it was almost unbearable towards the end. I felt like I had more energy, my posture was better, and I just overall felt better. I’ve already recommended many people to her so if you’re looking for an outstanding chiropractor, look no further. I promise you won’t regret it!"
- Heidi P.