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Pregnancy Chiropractic in York

chiropractor adjusting pregnant patientGuess what? According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), prenatal chiropractic care can help reduce the chances for dystocia (abnormal/difficult labor) for most pregnant women!

Dr. James Sheaffer, a certified Webster Technique chiropractor, has been helping pregnant moms in York, PA throughout his career since 1993. Pregnant practice members have come to enjoy the benefits of his quick, effective treatments.

As your body changes to accommodate the little one (or little ones), it needs extra support and proper alignment to function optimally. Dr. Sheaffer checks all pregnant moms using the Webster Technique to optimize the neurologic and biomechanic function of the sacrum and pelvis.

This special Webster adjustment has been used for years as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function, giving your baby the best chance to get into the proper position for delivery. Correction is made with a gentle, sacral adjustment. It’s simple, non-invasive, and can mean the world of difference for you, the baby and the delivery.

The Webster Technique May Help You

While Dr. Sheaffer enjoys helping pregnant moms throughout their term, each case is different, but the truth remains: Dr. Sheaffer’s natural, safe, and non-invasive, time-tested, proven Webster Technique is one option you can’t afford to ignore!

Regardless of what brought you to us, whether you have a few hours or 9 months to work with, as Dr. Sheaffer says, “It’s never too late in pregnancy to start getting adjustments.” What’s good for Mom is good for Baby, too!

Want to learn more about the Webster Technique or the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association? Check out the ICPA’s website!

Discomfort is common during pregnancy. Here are some issues we can address:

  • Heartburn
  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back and hip pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Headaches
  • Rib pain
  • Fatigue

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it’s safe for pregnant women. In fact, we get a lot of referrals from medical doctors.
Could chiropractic decrease the chance of having a C-section?

Yes. There have been various studies done that have shown that chiropractic care can help reduce the risk of C-section births.
How often should I come in for care?

Because your body makes relaxin (a hormone that makes your ligaments loose), you won’t hold your adjustments well. That’s why we recommend pregnant women come in at least once a week. If you have a particular problem, such as pelvic pain, we would recommend three days a week.
How do you adjust pregnant practice members?

We use very gentle techniques on pregnant practice members. These include instrument adjusting methods, and we can also use a drop table that can accommodate a woman’s growing belly as she advances through her pregnancy. Many women enjoy being able to lie facedown during pregnancy.
How does chiropractic help my unborn baby?

Not only does pregnancy chiropractic care support your health but it helps to support your unborn child’s health as well.
Should I bring my baby in after their birth?

Yes! That’s because even natural births can place stress on a baby’s spine. For this reason, we recommend that you have your baby adjusted as soon after giving birth as possible. We use about the same amount of pressure that’s employed to check a tomato for ripeness.

Book an Appointment

We want to help you have the healthy and happy pregnancy you deserve. Whether you just found out you’re pregnant or are in your third trimester, safe and natural chiropractic care is highly beneficial.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Pregnancy Chiropractic York PA | (717) 843-9355