Chiropractic for Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy in Athens PA

Chiropractic treatment for pregnancy in Athens can be an outstanding source of relief for back pain. Many women also comment that the birthing process was easier after having undergone chiropractic treatments. The following information takes a more in-depth look at the discomfort caused by pregnancy and explains how chiropractic treatment can help.

Chiropractic Care should be a part of every woman’s complete health plan throughout pregnancy. CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS CAN BE SAFELY ADAPTED TO ANY STAGE OF PREGNANCY RIGHT UP THROUGH LABOR AND DELIVERY WITH NO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS.  A pelvis affected by a life time of stress and trauma can lead to difficulty in labor.

BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC care during pregnancy include:

  • Helps maintain pregnancy
  • Decrease nausea and vomiting
  • Ease Back Pain
  • Stop premature contractions
  • Healthier labor & delivery
  • Shorter labor times by up to 24-39%
  • Healthier babies
  • Decrease incidence of postpartum depression
  • Allows breech babies to turn


During pregnancy, a woman’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby.

  • As the baby grows, a mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis causing extra strain to the lower back and various joints of the pelvis
  • As the body prepares for labor and delivery, the hormone RELAXIN loosens joints, increasing mobility and decreasing their stability. This can cause aggravation to old joint injuries and cause significant pelvic imbalances.
  • Increase fetal movement of the rapidly growing baby causes lower rib cage expansion which can result in mid back and rib pain.
  • As the body prepares for lactation and increases breast size, additional strain is placed on the mid and upper back.
  • As pregnancy progresses, gait becomes wider, creating variations in skeletal and muscular mobility which can aggravate the hips, pelvis and lower back.
  • Pelvic misalignments lead to pelvic imbalance and intrauterine constraint.

Pregnancy in Athens PA


By the 36th or 37th week, your baby should be turning head down. If, for any reason, your baby has not turned into a head-down position, there may be a mis-alignment of the pelvis, causing the round ligament to tighten resulting in torsion of the pelvis and uterus.  The Webster Technique, is a completely non-invasive, gentle chiropractic technique that was developed by Dr. Larry Webster to allow babies the freedom to turn inside their mom’s belly.  Hundreds of thousands of babies have been able to naturally turn with help from the Webster Technique.

The Webster Technique is defined by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association as “a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and balances maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments.  This in turn reduces torsion in the uterus, a cause of intra-uterine constraint of the baby and allows for optimal fetal positioning in preparation for birth.”

Facts about the Webster Technique

  • An 82% success rate was reported by JMPT in 2002
  • There are no negative side effects or complications
  • It is best to be under chiropractic care by the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy for breech presentations—oftentimes a few adjustments are necessary for the technique to work


Your baby’s first adjustment should happen as soon as possible after birth. Even what appears to be the gentlest birth can cause misalignment/subluxation of the delicate structures of the baby.

Don’t delay your child’s first check-up, their nervous system is depending on it!

If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at Horn Family Chiropractic in Athens today. We are here to help.


7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm

7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm

7:15am - 11:00am

7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm

7:15am - 11:00am


Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009