At Atlas Family Chiropractic, we specialize in taking care of pregnant mothers for the number one complaint during pregnancy - low back pain. There are many structural changes and physiological changes during pregnancy and our moms find that being under our neurologically based chiropractic care before, during, and after pregnancy, helps them to be more comfortable. Scientific research has shown chiropractic care can reduce labor pains by up to 60%!
Pregnancy and birth, as a natural process, has the potential to be enhanced with specific scientific chiropractic care. It allows the mother and the child to adapt and function the natural way it was intended to do during this beautiful process.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and the baby in pregnancy and birth. In the mother, chiropractic care prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic care removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus, thus potentially reducing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus. Chiropractic adjustments reduce interference to the mother’s vital nervous system, which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions. By improving maternal function, we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention.
To the infant, chiropractic care reduces interference to the mother’s nervous system, allowing for better baby development. Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to the forming cranium, spine, and other skeletal structures. Chiropractic care offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth.
Dr Glen Johanson has over 20 years of experience and extensive post-graduate training in pediatrics and pregnant women. Dr. Glen’s knowledge and experience working with pregnant women and children allows for the highest quality care for your entire family.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Pathways To Family Wellness Articles | International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. Excellent, thoughtful content for pregnant moms ranging from vaccination to home-birth.
About Webster Technique | International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. Succinct information about the primary technique used to adjust pregnant moms.
BirthFIT | Lindsey Mathews, DCA. Brilliant resource for moms looking for pregnancy fitness advice.
Pacific Midwifery.= | Megan Bochum, LPM. Our amazing neighbors supply well-researched content for moms searching for home-birth solutions.
La Leche League International. Expansive information for moms about breastfeeding.
International Caesarean Awareness Network. The perfect resource for moms who have either had or are going to have a caesarean birth.
Birth & Baby Resource Network of the Central Coast. One of our favorite resources for all things kids and moms in San Luis Obispo County.
American Pregnancy Association. An excellent resource for conservative pregnancy information from ovulation calendars to discussion boards.
My baby had neck stress from labour & delivery and had sudden painful outbursts (gassiness). Chiropractic has made her a happier baby. She is much more calm and relaxed, almost sleeping through the night. Dr. Glen is gentle and great with kids.Cassie
Initially my chiropractic care was to treat “back pain”. I had thought about spinal health, but my thought was pain = improper alignment. Today my thought is proper alignment = proper function = health. I tell my network that chiropractic care is a part of my overall health. One of the largest improvements in my life has been my quality of sleep.Amanda H