How Chiropractic Care Helps with Pregnancy and Birth

Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy

We are happy to introduce Dr. Savy Ford of Blossom Chiropractic in St. Pete. She is our guest blogger for today’s post sharingMany of our clients have had positive results through chiropractic care from reduced discomfort in pregnancy to assistance with a slow to start or stalled labor. Let us know if you are looking for a recommendation for a chiropractor in your area and we’d be happy to help! – Christie 

So many changes happen to your body during pregnancy: hormonal, chemical, postural, gravitational changes, etc. So, how does your body keep up? 

It is the role of your nervous system, your body’s master control system, to be able to adapt to the physical, chemical, and emotional demands of pregnancy.

In order for you to have the healthiest pregnancy possible, your nervous system needs to be working optimally!

Chiropractors work with the nervous system to ensure that your body is able to adapt and function properly. The hormonal and gravitational changes during pregnancy often misalign the spine and pelvis and may lead to unwanted symptoms, interfere with the positioning of your baby, and/or decrease nerve supply going to your growing child. By ensuring proper spinal alignment, you and your baby are able to function optimally for the best pregnancy, delivery and birth possible!

What Is the Webster Technique?

The Webster Technique is a chiropractic adjusting method specifically designed for pregnant women. This Webster Technique focuses on balancing your pelvis so that your baby has the most amount of room to grow and develop properly.  Any misalignments of your pelvis can create torsion of the uterus, known as intrauterine constraint. Intrauterine constraint prevents your baby from moving freely, can interfere with your baby’s ability to position herself properly for birth, and can make labor more challenging. By ensuring that your hips are balanced, many women experience faster and less painful deliveries.

What Are the Potential Benefits of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy?

  • Maintain a healthier pregnancy

  • Control symptoms of nausea

  • Reduce labor and delivery time

  • Promote optimal baby positioning for delivery

  • Reduce the need for unnecessary interventions

  • Decrease dystocia and birth trauma

  • Relieve back, neck, or joint pain

How Do I Choose the Right Chiropractor?

When you seek out a chiropractor during pregnancy, find someone who has had additional training in the care of infants, pre- and postpartum women and is Webster Certified. To find this information, you can visit, and click on the “find doctors” link. Just like with any other medical provider, talk to the chiropractor to find one that you trust and feel comfortable with.

Written by:  Dr. Savy Ford; Blossom Family Chiropractic

You can contact Dr. Savy Ford at Blossom Family Chiropractic: 727-498-5643 or email:

About Christie Collbran

Christie believes in helping women recognize their own inner wisdom, strength and power. Having served as President of the Tampa Bay Birth Network for six years and with ten years serving families as a birth doula, she has a reputation for leadership, dedication and compassion. A childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor as well as a certified doula, she makes a point of ensuring mothers and their partners understand all their birthing options and what to expect on their journey.> keep reading

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