The doctor at Mind and Body Wellness Studio specialize in pregnancy care. Dr. Marcelo A. Pereyra is one of the few chiropractors who is certified in the Webster Technique in South Florida. Our goal is to make the pregnancy process is as enjoyable as possible. During pregnancy, there is excess pressure on the spine and the muscles surrounding it. There are ways to safely adjust and balance your spine during pregnancy to help your body adjust to the changes. We want moms to have energy, be able to sleep at night, and be productive during her daily activities. The goal is to avoid the common side effects that come with pregnancy such as hip pain, low back pain, fatigue and any other commonly associated health concerns.Studies have shown that neurologically based chiropractic care can reduce both labor time and pain.
Our mission is to empower the pregnant moms that come into the office and to be a resource for their birthing needs.
We believe healthy moms deliver health babies, and healthy babies become healthy adults. In order to have a great delivery, mothers need to be feeling and functioning at their best. This is why it is vital for pregnant moms to have a clear nervous system and to consistently be checked throughout their pregnancy.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- 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
Larry Webster, D.C. developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex (proper birthing position) when Doctor of Chiropractic used the Webster Technique.
Compiled using information from the following sources:
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 25, July/August 2002.
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, icpa4kids.org
American Pregnancy Association, americanpregnancy.org