Pregnancy and Newborns
Pregnancy is often one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but can be difficult to achieve, and even for those who do, it can be a stressful and difficult time. Chiropractic is an ideal and essential means of improving fertility as well as alleviating the pain and discomfort of many pregnancy symptoms and complications.
Chiropractic During PregnancyDuring pregnancy, a routine of regular and consistent chiropractic care can improve your coordination, flexibility, strength and balance. This can all ease the physical burden of carrying the baby, and make for a more pleasant pregnancy experience. Keeping your spine properly aligned and moving is paramount in progressing and maintaining optimal nervous system function, which can help to alleviate the aches, swelling, pain and even morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
Mothers who maintain a chiropractic regimen during pregnancy often find that their experience in labor is less difficult, their contractions reliably timed and the delivery easier and shorter than those who do not visit their local Victor chiropractor. Then, following the birth, chiropractic adjustment can help to correct distortion of the entire pelvis and restore energy, metabolism and improved body function for the long term.
Webster Technique for Pregnant Women
Dr. Ryan Mulcahy has completed the requirements needed to be officially Webster certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is acknowledged by the ICPA as proficient in this specific chiropractic skill. Dr. Mulcahy will better serve pregnant women who are preparing for safer and easier birth outcomes.
Webster certified doctors are taught gentle adjusting techniques, individual case management systems and evidence-informed practice to best care for pregnant women. In addition to this, doctors are given an in-depth view of birth and are provided with the necessary skills and resources to support women who want safer natural births.
Dr. Mulcahy has undergone a written and a clinical exam for Webster Certification proficiency. This technique includes a specific chiropractic pelvic analysis and accompanying adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic misalignment and to restore normal function and balance in the pelvis.
In the care of pregnant women, this pelvic misalignment may lead to difficult labor for the mother (i.e. dystocia). Dystocia, as defined by William’s Obstetrics, is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic misalignment, and baby malposition. Preliminary research indicates that chiropractic adjustments using the Webster Technique may have a positive effect on birth outcomes by addressing these three causes of dystocia.
This certification enables Dr. Mulcahy to expand his range of care to individuals throughout pregnancy with excellence and in accordance with evidence-informed practice.
“With the training and support of ICPA, I am thrilled to provide enhanced care for expecting mothers and would love to be your prenatal chiropractor in Victor, NY.“
– Dr. Ryan Mulcahy
Chiropractic for Newborn Children
We don’t often think about how traumatic it is to be born, but babies experience any number of physical complications during the process of entering the world. Many of these arise from spinal misalignment and nervous system stress, including difficulty with breastfeeding, asthma, colic, digestive problems and even behavioral issues which result from pain, discomfort and sub-optimal nervous system response.
Pediatric chiropractic care can improve your child’s functions, helping to improve mobility, digestion and even increase immune system responsiveness and competence. This is done through correcting abberant spinal dysfunction and alignment, which increases nerve system function and communication, and can reduce the risk for illness and infant health disorders.