Pregnancy & Postnatal Care

Pregnancy is a miracle and we love supporting women through this beautiful process. Experiencing care in our office is a great way to help women adapt to the many changes undergone during pregnancy physically, hormonally, and emotionally. The body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Our job at Tune is to restore normal function in your body so you have the most comfortable, natural pregnancy possible.

Chiropractic care is safe and effective in pregnancy and can contribute greatly to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby during all stages of pregnancy. Dr. Gessay is trained in chiropractic care for pregnant women and his technique is gentle with an emphasis on stress reduction. He offers customized care supporting his patients with education and he will spend time with you answering questions and offering empowering suggestions for self-care in between visits.

Pregnancy Care

Adjusting the hips, pelvis and spine to ensure proper function and alignment in the mother-to-be helps the baby comfortably assume the best possible position for birth. Dr. Gessay is trained and certified to care for pregnant women and he specializes in the Webster Technique; which aims to balance a woman’s pelvis during pregnancy to create a more comfortable gestation period and easier birth.

Some benefits women have experienced:

    • Restoring proper nerve function to reproductive organs (helps with fertility)
    • Greater comfort during pregnancy
    • Optimal baby positioning
    • Balanced neck, back, joints and nervous system
    • Reduced nausea, dizziness and joint pain
    • 84% reduction in back pain during pregnancy1
    • Safer, more comfortable labor and delivery
    • 50% reduction in the need for painkillers during delivery2
    • Significantly reduced need for Cesarean sections, epidurals, episiotomies, vacuum extractions, forceps
    • 24-39% reduction in average labor time3
    • Reduction in postpartum depression

*Individual results may vary

Webster Technique for Pregnant Mothers

Dr. Ryan Gessay is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association in the Webster Technique. According to the ICPA website, the Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment for pregnant mothers. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning. The obstetric literature has determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby’s developing spine and nerve system. Learn more about the Webster Technique.

Contact Dr. Ryan for more information about chiropractic care during pregnancy.

1 Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70–74.
2 Freitag P. Expert testimony of P Freitag MD PhD., comparing the results of two neighbouring hospitals, US District Court Northern Illinois Eastern Division, No.76C 3777. May 1987.
3 Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70–74.

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