Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

At Escondido Hills Chiropractic, we are a family-focused chiropractic wellness practice. Caring for our next generation is the most important job that we have.
We have designed our office to be comfortable for mothers, moms-to-be and children.

We understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because it affects both mother and child. Pregnancy Chriropractic care that includes 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. Maintaining this proper alignment and motion throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the possibility of the expecting mother having a safe and natural birth process.

Pregnancy Chiropractic Care in Escondido California 92026

The modern birth process can be stressful for mother and baby. Unfortunately today, many health care providers choose to look at pregnancy as a “medical condition” rather than the incredibly natural process that it is. A woman’s body is designed for the birth process.

Dr. Angela - Escondido Chiropractor - Just before having her child.

My Journey

Old pictures are always funny…That’s me!… 12 days before giving birth to my son in 1994.

We chose to have a natural and drug-free birth in order to bring our child into this world in the easiest way we knew how. My own mother had three rather traumatic vaginal births. Then with chiropractic care and a “doula” she was able to have an easier natural, vaginal birth for her fourth pregnancy… This was in the late 1960’s when it was not very common. My mother marveled at the ease of the birth of her fourth child.

As I, my 2 sisters and 1 brother were growing up she shared her story many times with us. She encouraged us to see pregnancy and the birth process as normal and natural. She shared stories about breastfeeding and encouraged us to ask questions and be comfortable with the many aspects of mothering and parenting.

When I became pregnant, I asked my mother to be my coach. We practiced relaxation techniques and talked about our expectations for the birth. The beautiful experience of the birth of our son, and being present for the home-birth of my sister’s second daughter is the start of my journey along this path.

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The Webster Technique

Angela Aberg, DC is Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster Technique.

Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the ICPA discovered this adjustment as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. This specific sacral analysis can be used on all weight bearing individuals to determine sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

During birth, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother. Sacral subluxation in pregnancy may also contribute to a less than ideal presentation of the baby. Difficult or slow progression of labor is also called dystocia. Dystocia may be caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these three causes of dystocia.

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment, and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvis muscles and ligaments.

Webster Technique Description

Here is an explanation on how the Webster Technique fits in with pregnancy Chiropractic care. The Webster technique is a very gentle technique of analysis and adjustment of the sacrum and pelvis. This technique can be used on any person, male or female. In applying the technique, “the patient” is face down. The examiner tests, by applying gentle pressure to each sacroiliac joint or bending the knees, to find which sacroiliac joint may be hypomobile or tight. Then a gentle adjustment is applied to appropriate joint. Then the mother may turn and lie on her back. The doctor may check for tightness of the round ligament of the uterus, then a gentle pressure may be applied for about a minute. When Webster Technique is applied to the sacrum and pelvis of a pregnant woman it may help to ease pain and may allow the baby to assume a more optimal birth position.