If you are expecting a baby or hoping to start a family, you will want a qualified chiropractor on your team. Santa Barbara Chiropractor, Dr. Crystal Galvan, is here to help!

Most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy, but talk to any mother who has gone through a pregnancy with chiropractic care at least once, and she will tell you that chiropractic care makes pregnancy and delivery easier and faster! The biggest concern we hear mentioned by pregnant mothers is, “Will chiropractic care hurt my baby?” In a word, the answer is “No.” Dr. Galvan has the knowledge and experience in treating pregnant women with chiropractic care and uses special approaches to make her adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.

Your body needs to be as healthy and strong as possible while you are pregnant in order to handle the physical stress of pregnancy and childbirth. Having a more normally working nervous system, especially when you are pregnant, creates the optimal environment for your baby to realize his or her fullest potential. Dr. Galvan’s chiropractic care will help ensure that all body systems, especially the reproductive system, including the uterus, ovaries and related organs, function properly. If your body structure is causing the slightest nerve interference to these systems, it could adversely affect you and the developing fetus.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

Chiropractic care provides so many benefits a pregnant body needs including a healthy, flexible spine, hips and pelvis; internal organs without postural stress and freedom from nerve stress. These are all essential for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Accompanied by proper diet and exercise, chiropractic care should be an essential part of your pregnancy health care regimen.

Dr. Galvan provides chiropractic care for pregnant women including examination of the spinal column for spinal distortions or imbalances, known as vertebral subluxations, which can affect the function of the entire body. If Dr. Galvan finds subluxations in your body, she will correct them by using chiropractic spinal adjustments.

Another benefit for seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy is that it is a drugless treatment. Drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter, can harm the growing fetus. Almost all types of drugs and medications have been linked to fetal damage or malformations.

Chiropractic prenatal care can help with Sciatica, numbness and tingling in thighs, pelvic pain due to Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD or PSD) and even reduce the risk of breech presentations, so your baby will be positioned properly for birth. The Webster Technique, developed by the late Larry Webster, DC, relieves inter-uterine constraints, permitting the baby to turn naturally. This technique has been very successful in reducing the risk breech presentation, reducing labor times, as well as relieving pelvic pain and discomfort during pregnancy due to PSD.

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For more information on chiropractic care for pregnant women in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpenteria, contact chiropractor Dr. Crystal Galvan at Crystal Chiropractic. Please ask about our special Baby Blessings By Karen Michaels.