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CREATING Healthy FAMILIES and Healthy KIDS!
Align Your Spine Chiropractic Louisville, is focused on being a family based wellness practice. We believe that nothing is more important than taking care of our next generation. Dr. Megan has specialized training designed in the aid of and the care for mothers, expecting mothers and children.
Pregnancy and Chiropractic CareWe understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because the care we offer affects both mom and child. Proper nervous system and spinal function is crucial to the development of your baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of mom. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching and extend way beyond treating pain. By ensuring that the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment and motion, chiropractic care helps to ensure that the developing baby has plenty of room to grow within the womb. By maintaining this proper alignment and motion throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the ability of the expecting mother to have a safe and natural birth process – which is something that is extremely vital to the health of both mom and baby. The modern birth process is often one of the most traumatic events that a person will endure in their life. Unfortunately today, many health care providers choose to look at pregnancy as a “medical condition” rather than the incredibly safe and natural process that it is. A woman’s body is designed perfectly for the birth process, and difficulties typically only arise if mom is functioning at less than 100%.
FAQ: Pre & Postnatal Care
Do you perform the Webster Technique?
Yes! I’m certified in the Webster Technique, which supports the baby’s positioning and gives the mother more space in her womb – this facilitates more comfort for the mother and gives the baby more space to get into proper positioning.
Is Chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Not only is chiropractic safe but it is so important for the mother’s capability to carry her child in an optimal way. Great care is taken to make sure the mom is comfortable and Dr. Megan has years of experience supporting moms eliminating nerve interference and pain whereby creating an ideal situation for their bodies and for their babies to birth.
Do you support C-Section mothers after delivery?
Every mom, every baby, every birthing experience can be supported by regular chiropractic care. For both mother and infant, Chiropractic and Craniosacral therapies are an incredible, health conscious way to transition to the parenting chapter, regardless of the birth story. Dr.Maura has great empathy for mommas who had a birth experience that was not concurrent with their expectations. chiropractic can get their nervous systems back on track and craniosacral can support any emotional healing that is available to release.
Do you make home visits?
Yes. Please inquire with Dr. Megan.
FAQ: Chiropractic for Newborns and Children
Is Chiropractic safe for newborns and children?
YES!! Not only is chiropractic safe for babies, it is a vital element in supporting their overall wellbeing. The same is true for children. Chiropractic care is a tool for the enhancement of a patient’s quality of life, no matter what their age.
Why would my baby need chiropractic care?
All babies should be checked after birth. Ideally the momma has been receiving chiropractic care during her pregnancy to support her alignment, therefore maximizing the baby’s ideal positioning during the pregnancy.
When can I bring my baby in?
Depending on your recovery, as soon as you can. I also offer home visits. I’ve adjusted babies several hours after they have been born. This is ideal preventative care: checking alignment and function before symptoms appear. Even in the gentlest and easiest births, the baby is squeezed through a tight space and things internally can get knocked out of alignment. Alignment can also be compromised from a positioned in womb.
What are common reasons parents seek Chiropractic care for their children?
Dr. Megan has supported babies and children in healing torticollis, plagiocephaly, colic, constipation, chronic ear infections, allergies, poor immune system function, scoliosis and so many more symptoms of a nervous system that is plagued with interference.
If there is not a specific issue requiring immediate treatment, when should I schedule sessions for my infant and/or child?
Dr. Megan recommends babies being brought in at each major developmental milestone during the first year and half: birth, when they can hold their head up, sitting, crawling, standing and walking. These are important times for babies to be checked not only for their alignment, but for their optimal nervous system function. Then it is recommended for the child to be brought in for wellness care – once every 3 months. To support their body’s optimal functioning.
Align Your Spine Chiropractic Louisville | 502-434-7007
Providing Chiropractic and Wellness Care in Louisville, KY.