Chiropractic for Pregnancy in Athens PA?

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Chiropractic Care in Athens PA 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.

Prenatal Chiropractic in Athens PA

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.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Include:

  • Wellness Care throughout pregnancy
  • Decreased nausea and vomiting
  • Back, Leg and Pelvic Pain Relief
  • Stops premature contractions
  • Healthier labor & delivery
  • Shorter labor times by up to 24-39%
  • Healthier babies
  • Decreased incidence of postpartum depression
  • Allows breech babies to turn for correct delivery position

Webster Technique in Athens

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.

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

Baby's First Adjustment

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 newborn baby. Infants and children respond rapidly to chiropractic care but/so 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.

With 32 years of experience successfully treating pregnant moms, infants and toddlers, our doctors are here to help you and your entire family achieve optimal health and wellness!


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

Saturday & Sunday

Horn Family Chiropractic

29767 US-220
Athens, PA 18810

(570) 882-9009