Your Perinatal Care Specialists

Around pregnancy, many women experience challenges due to hormone changes, rapid development, laxity of connective ligaments, and shifts in weight-bearing structures. Any distortions in the anatomical structures of the pelvis may make the birthing process more difficult. Dr. Josh at Cafe of Life Long Island offers gentle soft tissue techniques to help reduce myofascial restrictions and distortions within the pelvis, often providing greater comfort for moms, as well as creating an ideal in utero environment for the baby.

Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women in Bellmore and Long Beach

At Cafe of Life Long Island, we provide comprehensive chiropractic care for pregnant women at every stage of pregnancy and beyond.

Pre-pregnancy Chiropractic Care

Pre-conception chiropractic care for pregnant women can help prepare the body for pregnancy. Adjustments can regulate the nervous system, which may affect menstrual cycles and optimize uterine function. Chiropractic care aligns the spine and pelvis, enabling the body to carry a baby to term with fewer back complaints and joint discomforts, and may make labor and delivery easier.

In our chiropractic offices in Bellmore and Long Beach, we have seen many women who were struggling to conceive get pregnant after regular chiropractic care. Relieving pressure on the nervous system through chiropractic adjustments can help regulate hormones and menstrual cycles, optimizing the reproductive system's function.

Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

We provide extraordinarily gentle and safe chiropractic care for pregnant women. We have special cushions that allow patients to be face down, and we conduct thorough evaluations of the spine to create more balance and ease, ensuring the most comfort for moms and the best in utero experience for the baby. As we teach our patients, the pelvis position forms the “walls” of your baby’s home. If these walls are uneven, it can create challenges for the developing baby and the birth process.

Chiropractic care optimizes human performance and potential by restoring or enhancing the body’s function. Chiropractors work with the nervous system, focusing on the cranium, spine, and pelvis, where the nervous system is housed. Misalignments (subluxations) in these structures can cause imbalances, miscommunication, and stress in surrounding muscles, ligaments, and organs. Due to the rapid changes in a woman’s anatomy and physiology while pregnant, chiropractic care for pregnant women is vital to both mother and baby’s health, enhancing their ability to adapt and function.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

The benefits of chiropractic care extend beyond the mother. The infant also experiences numerous benefits while in-utero, such as:

  • Better development due to reduced interference with the mother’s nervous system.
  • Greater room to grow without skeletal restrictions due to pelvic balance.
  • Optimum space to move into the best possible position for birth.

Chiropractic Care to Relieve Back Pain for Pregnant Moms

Research has shown that chiropractic care can significantly reduce back pain in pregnant women. In a study involving 115 pregnant women experiencing back or pelvic pain, chiropractic care led to significant pain reduction over time. After one week, 52% of women reported pain reduction, increasing to 70% after one month, 85% after three months, 90% after six months, and 88% one year after the initial visit.

If you’re expecting and experiencing back pain, natural chiropractic care for pregnant women can help ease your symptoms.

Chiropractic Care for Breech Baby Presentation

The Webster Technique, developed by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, is a gentle and specific chiropractic analysis of the pelvis/sacrum aimed at reducing bio-neurological dysfunction. This technique facilitates neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis, allowing space for the baby to grow and move into the optimum position for birth. Dr. Josh Siegel at Cafe of Life Long Island is certified in the Webster Technique.

Misalignments in the sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spine, caused by a growing belly or lifelong stress and trauma, decrease the pelvis's diameter. This can create dystocia (difficulty during labor). The Webster Technique helps restore biomechanical and neurological function, enabling a pregnant woman’s body to naturally turn the baby to the vertex (head-down) position.

Chiropractic Care to Help with Dystocia

Dystocia, defined as difficult or abnormal progress in labor, can be caused by biomechanical and physiological factors, including nervous system interference, pelvic misalignment, and tension or torsion of pelvic and uterine muscles and ligaments. Specific chiropractic adjustments address these causes, optimizing a pregnant woman’s care and improving her pregnancy and birth experience.

Postpartum Chiropractic Care

New mothers are grateful for the gentle care we provide post-birth. Postpartum chiropractic care for pregnant women supports the recovery process, helping new mothers heal quicker, feel more comfortable, and stay mobile, enabling them to best care for themselves and their babies during this new phase.

Ready to experience the benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women? Contact us today to schedule your consultation.


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