From pre-conception to delivery day, Couve Chiropractic is here to support you through your pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes rapid and amazing change. Chiropractic care helps optimize both your musculoskeletal and nervous system so that you feel physically prepared for delivery - likely one of the biggest athletic events of a birthing person's life. And you get to lie face down comfortably on our special pregnancy table!
Dr. Nicole is certified in Webster technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). This pregnancy-specific technique involves aligning the bones of the pelvis, releasing tension in tight muscles, and balancing the ligaments surrounding the uterus. This allows room within the womb for your baby to grow and develop.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy may help with:
Sciatica + pelvic pain
Pubic symphysis pain
Round ligament pain
Leg + foot pain / swelling
Headaches, neck + rib pain
Reduced labor time + interventions
Being part of your prenatal team is truly an honor!
The postpartum period is not a "syndrome," but rather a time after childbirth. We can define the postpartum timeframe as 6 weeks, 3 months, 1 year, 7 years, or even the rest of a mother's life.
Dr. Nicole believes that the quality of postpartum care a woman receives determines her recovery physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Unfortunately, our society has normalized the decline of many aspects of a woman's health and wellness after she gives birth. Instead, with well-rounded postpartum care and support, we should anticipate that a woman becomes stronger, healthier, and more vibrant throughout the parenthood transition.
Just as skin-to-skin physical connection is important for you and your baby in the early postpartum period, hands-on chiropractic care can have a profound effect on mothers. In particular, postpartum chiropractic care may help with aches and pains from the birthing process, the rapid change in biomechanics and center of gravity after delivery, lack of sleep, sitting for long periods while nursing or bottle-feeding your baby, and diastasis recti.
At the core of societal health and wellness is maternal health and wellness. At Couve Chiropractic, we are on a mission to help mamas and their families thrive.