Pregnancy is a very involved and crucial time for both mothers and babies. It takes a team effort to create a successful pregnancy.
As a chiropractor, we focus on the mother rather than the baby. We are not pediatricians or prenatal doctors, so we do not necessarily assess the baby specifically, but rather the situation the baby is in. Chiropractic care for pregnant moms is all about mom's health and giving the baby an environment conducive to proper growth.
When the baby starts growing, it needs proper space to develop. Imagine the baby is growing inside a hot air balloon that is tethered on two top corners. If the mom's pelvis is torqued, it is comparable to the tethers twisting the hot air balloon. The balloon will decrease in shape and size and give the baby less room to grow.
If this is uncorrected and the mother's balance is not restored, the baby will try to get in a more comfortable position within the misshapen uterus, resulting in Transverse Lie. The intrauterine constraint can also lead to a curvature of the spine in the baby before it is born. (Imagine this situation with two babies sharing the same space.) We care for the mom so the baby does not start its life in a deficit. Mom may not even realize that she is causing problems for the baby because she "feels fine," but the baby may start its life struggling.
However, simply feeling good does not equate to health or wellness. Functioning correctly, effectively, and efficiently is what we focus on at Family Health Chiropractic. We exist to help our patients live (and grow) the absolute best they have the ability to.