Prenatal and Postpartum Chiropractic
Chiropractic care specializing in natural pain relief due to the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth
Chiropractic care provides an easier labor and delivery as well as natural pain relief due to the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Brayton has a strong clinical background with Pediatric and Maternity Chiropractic, continuous referrals from Pediatricians and Ob-Gyns, and specific custom equipment for expectant mothers to make them comfortable. In addition, her specialized training in the Webster technique has helped numerous women avoid C-sections by gently assisting a breech baby in turning head down prior to labor and delivery.
Benefits of prenatal chiropractic care:
- Maintain a healthier pregnancy
- Ease common symptoms like nausea, ankle swelling and round ligament pain
- Less pelvic pain (pubic symphysis dysfunction) and strengthens the pelvic floor
- Relief of lower back pain, sciatica or tailbone pain
- Encourages optimal fetal position (Webster Technique)
- Supports natural labor and delivery
Benefits of postpartum chiropractic care:
- Improve recovery after delivery
- Less back, hip and pelvic pain
- Comfort while breastfeeding
- Wrist and elbow pain (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Greater production of breastmilk
- Less incidence of postpartum depression
Customized support packets for healthy preconception through breastfeeding!
The Mama + Baby Optimal Nutritional Support is designed to meet the higher nutritional needs of women who are consciously preparing for pregnancy, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. This formula not only addresses these additional needs in a comprehensive way, but it also reflects recent research by including key nutrients in forms that optimize absorption while being gentle to the digestive tract.
The packets include:
Omega DHA, Vitamin D, and Choline – Adequate intakes during pregnancy are critically important for healthy fetal development, particularly for fetal brain and retina; neurocognitive and neuromotor functions; and neuronal growth.
Folate – Adequate folate nutrition before and during pregnancy supports healthy development of the brain and spinal column. 5-MTHF is the most biologically active form of folate, and data suggest that 5-MTHF supplementation increases plasma folate more effectively than folic acid.
B Vitamins – These critical vitamins work together to support healthy energy production; healthy cell growth and cell division; and neurologic, cardiovascular, immune, dermatological, and emotional health.
Bioavailable, yet Gentle Minerals – Ferrochel® iron, DimaCal® calcium, and trace minerals provided as Albion@ TRAACS® amino acid chelates promote optimal utilization while being gentle to the gastrointestinal tract.
Antioxidants and Other Nutrients – Generous levels of nutrients that provide antioxidant activity and immune support address the increased physiological stress of pregnancy and promote healthy tissue maintenance and growth.