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Pregnancy Chiropractor West Omaha NE Near Me

Pregnancy Chiropractor In West Omaha, NE

Pregnancy is miraculous. Knowing that your body can sustain, grow, and develop another human being is amazing! However, many moms-to-be also find this to be a nerve-wracking time. Worries about harming the baby’s development might overtake the day-to-day thoughts of a new or expecting parent. The maternal body undergoes a wide variety of changes throughout pregnancy to accommodate the growing fetus. Chiropractic can play a part in ensuring improved pregnancy outcomes.

As your baby grows, your body will change and grow as well. This subsequently causes changes to your spine and posture. By regularly re-aligning the spine, chiropractors can help to create a more structurally supportive, mobile, and functional body that allows for improvement in pregnancy, labor, delivery, and health outcomes for both mom and baby.

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Research shows that chiropractic care can help decrease the following: duration of labor and delivery, use of forceps, fluid overload, likelihood of having pre-term delivery, carpal tunnel, high blood pressure, low back pain, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. When you start seeing a chiropractor earlier in your pregnancy, it will allow you to catch small problems that could have become larger throughout the pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care can also minimize discomfort as your body naturally changes while preparing for your child’s birth.

As your baby grows, your body will change and grow as well. This subsequently causes changes to your spine and posture. By regularly re-aligning the spine, chiropractors can help to create a more structurally supportive, mobile, and functional body that allows for improvement in pregnancy, labor, delivery, and health outcomes for both mom and baby. Research shows that chiropractic care can help decrease the following: duration of labor and delivery, use of forceps, fluid overload, likelihood of having pre-term delivery, carpal tunnel, high blood pressure, low back pain, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. When you start seeing a chiropractor earlier in your pregnancy, it will allow you to catch small problems that could have become larger throughout the pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care can also minimize discomfort as your body naturally changes while preparing for your child’s birth.

How Our Pregnancy Care Plan Works

1. Be Heard
And Understood

Quality time with a health professional, so you can be truly heard and understood, isn’t all that common. We understand that. This is why, on your first visit​, you will meet with one of our doctors and share your health concerns and struggles so we can understand exactly why you are here and what you want to achieve. The doctor will determine what testing is necessary to find the source of your health concerns and answer the biggest question of all: Can Chiropractic Care Help?

2. Discover How We Can Help You

Every new patient should feel like they are making the right decision for their health. This is why our doctors explain what they are looking for in the testing, so our patients know exactly what is going on, instead of just being a bystander. We will share everything we discover from your testing and exams, including if we can help you. In the unfortunate event that we cannot help, our doctors will provide any additional resources they feel would be appropriate to assist you.

3. Achieve Your Health Goals Together

Whether you just want to be out of pain, or you want to get back to golfing without limitations, or you are desperate to get a restful night’s sleep, we will be with you every step of the way.  We’ll achieve your goal​s together.  Recommendations for care will always align with your health goals and what​ steps it will take to get there. We understand that your goals are only reached when both you and your doctor are in alignment with the plan to get you ​exactly where you want to be.

How We Help In All Stages Of Pregnancy In West Omaha, NE

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

As a family office, we absolutely love it when we get to help a family regain optimal function and remain healthy during the growth of their family. When a pregnant mom comes into our office, the doctor will start with a complete history and consultation. This is a time for the doctor to listen to your concerns and ask about previous pregnancies and deliveries as well as your daily life and habits. The doctor will also perform chiropractic and functional examinations to help get to the root cause of any problems you are experiencing. While spinal x-rays are commonly utilized for other patients, doctors will use an alternative test to detect inflammation in the spine and nervous system. This testing can help alert the doctor to areas of the spine that may be misaligned, causing interference with the body’s ability to function and heal.

When a pregnant patient is under regular care in our office, the doctors can offer specific chiropractic adjustments, customized exercises or stretches, nutritional supplementation guidance, and the expertise of the Webster Technique. Every stage of pregnancy brings different concerns or issues, and we are here to help you through them all.

Many pregnant patients commonly report backache or back pain during various stages of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labor. This process can strain the joints of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause back pain.

The Webster Technique

Breech, or feet-first presentation, affects up to four percent of full-term births. When this happens, doctors must either try to turn the baby headfirst in the weeks before birth or perform a cesarean delivery, also known as a C-section, to help the baby be born safely.

More and more people are turning to chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies to address concerns that may contribute to breech presentation. One specific chiropractic technique focused on healthy pregnancy and birth is the Webster technique.

At the center of the Webster technique is the idea that a baby’s movement can be restricted inside the uterus, which is known as intrauterine constraint. Restricted space to allow for proper fetal movement may cause aches and pains for the pregnant person and possible complications for the baby, like the inability to move into an ideal birth presentation.

The Webster technique is a gentle chiropractic adjustment that aligns the pelvis and includes a soft tissue release of associated muscle groups. It ensures that the pelvis can function properly during pregnancy. The Webster technique consists of chiropractic evaluation of the sacrum and its alignment within the pelvis. Adjustments are performed to restore correct alignment to the sacrum. In addition, massage and specific stretches focus on the attachment points of the uterine ligaments on the abdominal wall.

A 2002 study of the Webster technique showed a success rate of 82% for resolving breech presentation in month 8 of pregnancy.

Along with addressing breech presentation, the Webster technique may ease leg tightness, leg pain, back pain, and birth canal issues (such as narrow space) that arise from pregnancy.

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I want to share a Thankful thought. I have been going to see Dr. Jeremiah for the past 2.5 years. I was telling Dr. Jeremiah about my previous weekend of making and serving 900+ meals for a weekend retreat. I told Dr. Jeremiah how Thankful I was for his care which allowed me to be in the kitchen 16 hours. I have been volunteering in kitchen capacities for years. Before being a patient at Family First Chiropractic those volunteer kitchen jobs were hard on me. I looked like an old man, hunched over and dragging. Now, I stand and walk straighter and I have more energy. Thank you Dr. Jeremiah and Family First Chiropractic for working with me!!
Jackie Austin
Jackie Austin
2023-10-18
Dr. Joel, Dr. Jeremiah, and the team are great! They are extremely helpful answering all/any questions I have, and they go above and beyond to educate me on my health. Also, within a couple weeks of coming, I saw quite a few improvements in my health!
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Mr Normal
2023-10-03
I would like to thank Dr.Joel Marley ,Dr. Jeremiah and the wonderful staff of ladies who have all helped to improve my quality of life all these years (15 years to be precise). I’ve been a construction worker since a teenager and I’m now middle age. Weekly chiropractic care has kept me pushing forward through all the aches and pains of life. I recommend chiropractic to anyone when the topic comes up and would certainly recommend Family First Chiropractic in Omaha Nebraska!
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2023-10-03
I’ve been coming to Family First for almost 2 years. I started with a pinched nerve in my arm and that was fixed pretty fast. I’d had surgery for that some years ago and was afraid I would have to do it again but Dr Joel fixed me right up. My back and shoulders ached a lot and that is mostly gone too so I will keep coming to stay healthy I’m so glad I found these people. The staff always have a smile for me and make me feel glad to be there.
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Everyone is so diligent (and nice) in their jobs. This place goes above and beyond. Taking periodic x-rays to show the progress is excellent! Love Dr. Jeremiah.
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Sarah Anderson
2023-07-13
I've had chiropractic care before but I have never had as much education about how and why it works. The staff is super friendly and very family oriented. They are focused on not just relieving your pain in the moment but bettering your overall wellness for a lifetime.

Common Causes Of Pregnancy Pain In West Omaha, NE

Low Back Pain

The good news is your baby is growing! That’s exactly what should be happening, but it can still be tough on your back. You’ve got lots of company. Most pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of pregnancy. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to minimize your back pain.

Pregnancy back pain is typically felt where the pelvis meets your spine, at the sacroiliac joint. There are many possible reasons why pregnancy-related back pain happens. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Weight gain — Women typically gain between 25 and 35 pounds during a healthy pregnancy, and the spine must support that additional weight. This can cause lower back pain. The weight of the growing baby and uterus also puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back.
  • Posture changes — Pregnancy shifts your center of gravity. As a result, you may gradually, often without noticing, begin to adjust your posture and the way you move. This may result in back pain or strain.
  • Hormone changes — During pregnancy, your body makes a hormone called relaxin that allows ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and the joints to become looser in preparation for the birth process. The same hormone can cause ligaments that support the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain.
  • Muscle separation — As the uterus expands, two parallel sheets of muscles (the rectus abdominis muscles), which run from the rib cage to the pubic bone, may separate along the center seam. This separation may worsen back pain.
  • Stress — Emotional stress can cause muscle tension in the back, which may be felt as back pain or back spasms. You may find that you experience an increase in back pain during stressful periods of your pregnancy.

Pelvic Pain

Some women may develop pelvic pain during pregnancy. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). PGP is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis.

There are some easy steps you can take to reduce and treat your pelvic pain during pregnancy:

  • Exercise in water
  • Use pelvic physiotherapy to strengthen your pelvic floor, stomach, back, and hip muscles
  • Use equipment such as a pelvic support belt or crutches, if necessary
  • Rest when possible
  • Wear supportive, flat shoes

Headaches

Migraine headaches are a common type of headache in pregnancy. These painful, throbbing headaches are often felt on one side of the head and result from the expansion of the blood vessels in the brain. Migraines are sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.

Headaches tend to be more common in the first and third trimesters, but they can also occur in the second trimester. While there are common causes for headaches during pregnancy, it’s important to note that headaches during the second and third trimesters can also be due to high blood pressure, called preeclampsia. When a headache is severe or just doesn’t go away, or when you have dizziness, blurred vision, or changes in your field of vision, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Sciatica

Sciatic pain may develop or increase during your pregnancy. In fact, lower back pain and sciatic problems are quite common as pregnancy advances. Sciatica will often develop in the third trimester, though it can occur at any stage of your pregnancy. As your baby grows, the additional weight puts pressure on already unstable joints and muscles.

There are many things you can do to experience relief of sciatic pain during pregnancy:

  • Lay down on the side opposite the pain to help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time
  • Go for a swim
  • Take warm showers or use warm compresses to help relieve pain
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects

Pregnancy-Related Nausea aka “Morning Sickness”

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, often referred to as morning sickness, are very common in early pregnancy. It can affect you at any time of the day or night, or you may feel sick all day long. Morning sickness is unpleasant and can significantly affect your day-to-day life.

Several lifestyle and home remedies can help reduce morning sickness:

  • Select foods that are high in protein, low in fat, and easy to digest
  • Snack often
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Pay attention to nausea triggers
  • Take care with prenatal vitamins; try a different brand or take them at a different time of day
  • Rinse your mouth after vomiting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is usually a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, but it can also establish pelvic balance. This can give your baby as much space as possible for growth throughout pregnancy. This may lead to faster, easier labor and delivery.

Can chiropractic care help with more than just pregnancy-related back pain?

Yes! Chiropractic care provides many benefits for the expectant mother:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck, or joint pain
  • Preventing a potential cesarean delivery

Is it normal to have lower back pain during early pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body ramps up the production of a hormone called relaxin that paves the way for the baby to exit by helping to loosen ligaments and joints.

But relaxin, combined with your growing belly, can leave you feeling loose-limbed, wobbly, and a bit clumsy. Your body is growing fast, and sometimes your ligaments and muscles have trouble keeping up. And all these factors combined can do quite a number on your back and spine.

Is it safe to see a chiropractor during your first trimester?

The best way to know if chiropractic care is the right option for you during early pregnancy is to complete a thorough evaluation and testing with a chiropractor. The results of your personal health history and testing will help the chiropractor determine what type of care, if any, is recommended for your specific case.

When should you start seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy?

At Family First Chiropractic, we love to see patients BEFORE they even start trying to grow their families. This gives the best chance of a healthy pregnancy from the start. But really, it’s ok to start seeing a chiropractor at any point in your pregnancy, as long as the chiropractor provides a thorough consultation and evaluation to determine the most appropriate care for your specific situation.

Book Your First Pregnancy Care Exam

Exam includes in-depth whole-body analysis with provider, posture pictures and insight nervous system scans (provided if necessary). Consultation & plan of action will help you understand your care options.

Schedule Your Appointment
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