Chiropractic care with Dr. Herrst and Dr. Jewell during your pregnancy can help alleviate some of the following complaints without the use of drugs such as Tyelenol or Advil:
- Low back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Hip pain
- Hand and wrist discomfort
- Foot and ankle discomfort
- Round ligament pain
- Posture related discomforts
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a safe way to complement your other prenatal care, with the aim of helping your system function at 100%.
Dr. Andrea L Herrst who is a Portland Pregnancy Chiropractor is a Webster technique certified chiropractic physician who practices with the aim of helping expecting mamas prepare to greet their little ones. Chiropractic adjusting has also been shown to help reduce overall duration of labor and can help make labor more comfortable. Webster Technique is a pelvis balancing protocol that helps align the pelvis, hips and low back, allowing for proper function of the uterus and it’s supporting structures. Dr. Jewell is a certified Gavilan Technique Practitioner with a passion for pre- and post-natal care as well.
It’s important to remember though that neither Dr. Herrst nor Dr. Jewell are chiropractic obsetricians, nor do they practice obstetrics. Chiropractic care during your pregnancy is an additional piece of the prenatal care package, led by your birth provider of choice (OB/GYN, Midwife, etc).
Follow-up care post-partum is also crucial to your recovery from labor and delivery, plus the new physical challenges of caring for an infant. Your neck, upper back and midback can all suffer from the strain of carrying and holding your newborn. Add breastfeeding and sleep deprivation in to the mix and you have a potent formula for aches and pains you never knew were possible!
Dr. Herrst and Dr. Jewell also treat infants and children once they have become a part of your family! Chiropractic care is safe and gentle for growing bodies and is an important part of a healthy childhood. Dr. Herrst specifically has experience helping babies with breastfeeding difficulties, digestive complaints and colic and ear infections. Dr. Herrst says,
“I have been a chiropractic patient since I was 6 years old. I believe in health and wellness and think that with the number of slips, falls and accidents that kids get themselves in to, they are bound to have some joints that aren’t working properly. You wouldn’t dream of not having your child’s teeth examined at some point, right? Why are their spine and other joints any different?”
You deserve a comfortable nine months and a happy child!