Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Infant Care
Dr. Sclie is one of a select few chiropracters in Central Kansas that has been professionally trained to treat pregnant mothers, infants, and children. Prenatal and infant care are her specialties.
What does Prental Chiropractic Do?
During pregnancy your body produces hormones to relax your ligaments to prepare for delivery. Those hormones, combined with your growing belly, are constantly changing your center of gravity. This puts a lot of stress on your spine.
Chiropractic care can help you feel as good as possible, and can minimize morning sickness symptoms and lower your risk of pre-term delivery. Dr. Sclie has been trained to use the Webster Technique, a method of adjusting the pelvis and relaxing the round ligaments to give the baby the space it needs to assume the ideal position for a natural delivery.
In addition to spinal adjustments, Dr. Sclie is also trained to provide these prental/pregnancy services:
Keeping your sacrum (sacroiliac joint or tailbone) in alignment as your body grows and stretches to adapt for childbirth
Coaching pregnant women on techniques for stretching, sleeping, and exercising
Reducing pelvic girdle pain as a result of uneven shifting of the pelvic bone
Always Consult a Professional
There are many chiropracters who will perform adjustments on pregnant women, even though they have not been trained in the techniques that are recommended during pregnancy. Special tables or pillows are needed to keep pressure off your belly during treatments, and a trained chiropracter will help you avoid positions that could be harmful to you or your baby. Prenatal chiropractic care does not take the place of prenatal OB/GYN care.