Pregnancy healthcare team

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Pregnancy healthcare team

  1. 1. . WellnessPregnancyThe
  2. 2. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.What is awellness pregnancy?
  3. 3. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• pre-conception healthcareThere are two componentsto the wellness pregnancy• and pregnancy healthcare
  4. 4. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• Nutritional Lifestyle• Exercise Lifestyle• Choosing a WellnessPregnancy Provider• Chiropractic EducationPre-PregnancyRecommendations:
  5. 5. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• Midwife or Obstetrician• Doula• Family Wellness Chiropractor• Lactation ConsultantBuilding Your Pregnancy Healthcare Team
  6. 6. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• Find a wellness-minded midwifeor obstetricianthat will supportyour desire for anatural delivery.Choosing Your Delivery Provider
  7. 7. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• Non-invasive• Uses C-sectionsonly in emergenciesand as a last resortChoosing Your Delivery ProviderFind a wellness-minded obstetricianor midwife:
  8. 8. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.What is a doula and whatrole will she play in mywellness pregnancy?
  9. 9. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A doula is defined as “a womanexperienced in childbirth whoprovides continuous physical,emotional, and informationalsupport to the mother before,during and just after childbirth.”
  10. 10. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.What Your Doula Does• Recognizes birth as a life experience that themother will always remember.• Understands the physiology of birth and theemotional needs of a woman in labor.• Assists in preparing for and carrying out theparent’s plans for the birth.• Perceives her role as one who nurtures andprotects the womans memory of her birthexperience.
  11. 11. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.What Your Doula Does• Stays by the side of the laboring womanthroughout the entire labor.• Provides emotional support, physical comfortmeasures, an objective viewpoint and assistancein getting the information an expectant motherneeds to make good decisions.• Facilitates communication between the laboringwoman, her partner and clinical care providers.
  12. 12. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Why Chiropractic careduring my pregnancy?
  13. 13. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• Feeling great during theentire pregnancy• Improved Fetal Position• Shorter labor and deliveryWhat are some ofthe benefits ofChiropractic Care?
  14. 14. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Your FamilyChiropractor’sCare Plan
  15. 15. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.First and Second Trimester• Minimum 2 visits a monthor per patient needs• Careful chiropracticevaluation of the sacrum• Reviewing nutritional &exercise lifestyle
  16. 16. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The Third Trimester• Perform the WebsterTechnique• Visits may go weekly or perpatient needs in the last4-6 weeks• Exercise lifestyle may needto be altered
  17. 17. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.WebsterTechniqueTheBenefitsof the
  18. 18. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The Webster Technique leads to the reductionof constraint to the woman’s uterus, allowingthe best opportunity for the baby to positionitself for a healthy birth.
  19. 19. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The Webster Technique is aspecific chiropractic analysisand adjustment, which reducesinterference to the nervoussystem, improving function ofthe pelvic muscles and ligaments.
  20. 20. .Top 5Steps for aHealthyPregnancy
  21. 21. .Number 5:Begin at thebeginning, seekpre-conceptionadvice.Better to prepareknowing that mostpregnancies are notdiscovered until6 to 8 weeks in.
  22. 22. .Number 4:Start by correctingsome easilycorrectablelifestyle activities.Daily WellnessVS.Fad-ness
  23. 23. .Number 3:Be adjusted fromConception toContraction.Best assurance fora healthy pregnancyand quality labor.
  24. 24. .Number 2:Turn toChiropractic fora unique ThirdTrimester check.Only Chiropracticoffers this:Webster Technique
  25. 25. NUMBER 1:The firstAdjustment isthe most Gentleand PowerfulAdjustmentof Life.
  26. 26. © 2005 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.• www.icpa4kids.org where you can: sign up for the e-newsletter order Pathways magazine• www.mothering.com• www.babytalk.com• www.epregnancy.comRecommended Resources
  27. 27. What are your next steps?• Pick up all available literature,• Discuss this information with yourspouse, and• Make an appointment for yourwellness pregnancy consultation.
  28. 28. How to Contact Us…Gregson Health Chiropractic425 Winter StreetMadawaska, ME 04756P: (207) 436-1256www.GregsonHealth.comDrGregson@GregsonHealth.com

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