Being pregnant is such a wonderful, different, ever-changing and sometimes scary part of a woman’s life. Working with pregnant women, and then one day their children, is a special privilege and gift. Even years after being blessed with the first of my children, I still feel such appreciation and gratitude for my caregivers when it was my time and I am passionate about paying that forward by supporting both new and experienced mothers on their journey. I believe and highly recommend regular gentle chiropractic care during pregnancy allows for optimal neurobiomechanical function which helps both Mom and baby to feel, function, and grow at their best.
As that little bundle of joy begins to gain in a little bundle of weight, the associated hormonal and postural changes can create symptoms such as low back and abdominal discomfort. I think of the baby as being supported by an intricate web that attaches throughout the bony and soft tissues of the mother. Put tension on any one aspect of the web, and all the other structures experience increased tension. With pelvic imbalances, also come restrictions in baby’s ability to move and rotate.
The earliest opportunity to have your child’s spine checked is as an infant. The birth process is not only challenging for the mother but also for the baby. As a baby grows and learns to hold the head up, then sit, then crawl, then walk, there are significant changes underway in the structure and musculature in the body. How many bumps does a child experience in this process? If your kids are like mine – a lot! Regular chiropractic care can help ensure they grow at their strongest.
I have studied low force chiropractic techniques that are ideal in the care of moms, pregnant moms, kids and babies. While some respond well to the traditional chiropractic methods which I offer, I also utilize other softer methods of realigning the body. Through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, I am Webster Technique certified which is a method of improving neuro-biomechanical function and balance in the pelvis. Activator Technique uses an instrument to adjust the spine and pelvis and I have studied advanced levels of that technique for many years.
Chiropractic care is a great way to stay healthy as we all grow through the bumps in life.
Dr. Heather Escobar is a 2004 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. She practiced for 8 years in Missouri and has since been with Southern Oregon Sports and Spine at 987 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon. In 2005 – 2006, she completed a Pregnancy and Paediatrics Certification from Logan College of Chiropractic’s post-graduate program. To schedule an appointment or to reach her, please call 541-482-0625. The office accepts many different insurance plans. You can learn more about her at www.sosas.us.