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Is Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Safe?

Not only is chiropractic beneficial and a noninvasive treatment during pregnancy, chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe as well. All chiropractors are trained to care for pregnant women. Some chiropractors choose to specialize in caring for pregnant women and women with fertility issues. Further, often chiropractors that specialize in working with pregnant women are certified in using specific techniques that may require special tables that reduce the pressure on the abdomen. Dr. Amit, your Smyrna chiropractor, will also provide you with specific exercises and stretches that will benefit your pregnancy and birth.


Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in your life. Preconception care should begin four to twelve months prior to conception. Dr. Ofek works closely with women prior to pregnancy to ensure their immune and nervous system are functioning optimally for a healthy pregnancy. More than just a treatment for low back pain, many mothers have come to recognize the vital role that Chiropractic care plays in a healthy pregnancy.

A properly functioning spine and nervous system is an important part of a wellness pregnancy. Whether or not to see a Chiropractor during pregnancy is one of the most important decisions an expectant mother will make. Pregnancy is an important time for nerve impulses to flow uninterrupted from the brain to all the parts of the body including the uterus for proper neurological development of your baby. Dr. Ofek works with midwives, obstetricians and doulas to help ensure that Mom is receiving the best care for her and her developing baby.

In addition to the noticeable changes your pregnancy will cause your body, pregnancy can also cause subtle changes in the musculoskeletal system; changes your Chiropractor is able to detect and correct. The position of your growing baby will cause your center of gravity to shift and your spine will naturally alter itself to accommodate this change. As a result, you may experience low back and pelvic pain. The increase in hormones during pregnancy can also cause muscles, ligaments, cartilage and even bones to “soften” and become more pliable. Pelvic bones may even become displaced or fixated. Since your hips will need to spread to accommodate the delivery of your baby, fixated pelvic bones can lead to complications during delivery.

It’s especially important during pregnancy for nerve impulses to flow from your brain to all parts of your body. A slightly out-of-place vertebra can create nerve irritation, which can interfere with your body’s nervous system. Unwanted symptoms such as sciatica, lower back pain, pubic bone pain, and middle back discomfort during pregnancy can be alleviated by prenatal chiropractic care. By using special or modified techniques during your pregnancy, Dr. Ofek can restore the function of your nervous system, improve your overall wellness and increase your comfort during your pregnancy and delivery.

In fact, research has proven that:

  • 84% of pregnant women treated by Chiropractic care received relief from low back pain.
  • Women under Chiropractic care had nearly a 25% reduction in the average labor time verses the “generally accepted average labor time. (With women who had given birth in the past, that number rose to 33%)
  • Postpartum pain was relieved in 75% of moms that received regular Chiropractic care.

During your pregnancy, your Family Wellness Chiropractor can do the following:
1.Gentle adjustments can correct vertebral misalignment and relieve nerve interference.
2.Help properly align the pelvic bones which can contribute to a shorter and easier delivery.
3.Restore the natural position and mobility of the sacrum and pelvic joints.
4.Reduce nerve interference to the mother’s nervous system which controls all of her systems and functions.
5.Decrease the probability of abnormal fetal position during the last trimester.

Prenatal chiropractic care should include evaluation with the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that helps to reduce bony restrictions and relax the supporting ligaments to the uterus which allows the baby to get in the best possible position for birth. Typically, the Webster Technique is utilized on all pregnant women beginning around 28 weeks to ensure proper position of the baby and to facilitate an easier labor and delivery. Dr. Ofek has been certified in the Webster Technique and routinely uses the technique on all pregnant patients.

Many mothers report back to their Chiropractors that regular spinal adjustments helped them feel healthier during their pregnancy, decreased morning sickness, facilitated shorter labor and delivery times, and increased an overall sense of well-being.

Speak with Dr. Ofek today, if you are pregnant or considering conceiving. Just as the decision to use a doula or midwife can affect your overall childbirth experience, so can your nutrition, exercise and spinal health. Dr. Ofek is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care and specializes in the care of pregnant women and is certified in the Webster Technique.

Childbirth Education Classes

Womb Wise

About Annette Culp CMA, BCCA, CLC, CD (DONA), CDT (DONA)

Natural Childbirth Education is more than learning about labor and how to relax. It understands your body's natural ability to birth your child. It is un-learning the fear taught by a society that views birth as a medical event rather than a natural process. A quality consumer oriented class will give the expectant parent the information needed to make informed decisions and be proactive in having a safe, natural birth while avoiding unnecessary medical interventions. In 10 years, no one will remember your birth but You! Not your childbirth educator, doula, doctor or midwife. Make the choices that empower You! I have been attending births since 1997 and as of 2015 have attended over 350 births. I have been told i have a very calming personality and bring this quality to the birthing atmosphere.

About Womb Wise:

The Childbirth Class I Teach includes:
*A FULL BREAST FEEDING CLASS
*Nutrition *Pregnancy Exercise
*How to Stay Healthy and Low Risk
*How to Avoid Unnecessary Pain
*A Wide Variety of Comfort Measures
*Optimal Fetal Positioning
*Labor Progression Techniques
*Three levels of Relaxation
*Birthing Options *Water Birth
*Home Birth *Midwives *Doula's
*Medical Interventions *C-sections
*Informed Choice *Communication

*Advanced hands on skills
*Too Much to list here!!!!

This class is a comprehensive 11 week series and is well suited for anyone planning a hospital, home or birth center birth. The tuition is 325.00 per couple.
Please Ask for my References!
To Register contact me at:
678-431-0500 , wombwise@comast.net

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  • ""Dr. Ofek is a great listener who gets to know his patients so he can provide the treatment that’s best for them. He’s patient and I have never felt rushed in his office. Definitely recommend, especially for continued chiropractic care.""
    Leah
  • ""Dr. Ofek is so kind and caring. I came in with a back issue and within a week I could sleep again! He takes his time, is flexible, and I never feel rushed. Incredible chiropractor!""
    Patrick
  • ""Today I had a great e experience with Dr Ofek. Booking the appointment was easy. dr Ofek listen to my concerns and issues and made sure to cover all aspects in order to treat me accordingly. Place is very welcoming. Feels like home inside the clinic. I would highly recommend Ofek Chiropractor to all.""
    T. G.
  • ""Dr Ofek is amazing with his knowledge of the body and has help me out over the years. He always listens and adjusts the treatment to address my current problem. His office is clean and welcoming for babies, kids, teens and adults. You need a chiropractor ? Ofek is the best try him out!!!""
    Cheri
  • ""I started getting chiropractic care from Dr. Ofek when I was trying to get pregnant. I was told it could help after many doctors visits with fertility doctors that gave us little hope. Dr. Ofek was great and took the time with me to understand my situation and explain things to me. Not long after I started I indeed got pregnant naturally and have a beautiful baby girl now. Thanks Ofek Chiropractic.""
    Lyndsey
  • ""Dr. Ofek is wonderful! He is always accommodating and listens so well. My husband and I take our kids, ages 9 months-6 years when we go. I truly believe treatment, in conjunction with a couple of other changes, have improved our son's behavior. He was acting out in anger and violence before and is so much happier now. We go regularly and feel better because of it. And Dr. Ofek is so patient with my loud, busy kids. :)""
    Emily
  • ""We began seeing Dr. Amit for my 8 week old son mainly because he had an externally rotated foot. He also was not sleeping well on his back due to reflux. Dr. Amit took the time to listen to and address our concerns. He carefully and compassionately treated our son, explaining the process with every visit. We have been getting regular adjustments for about a month now and have already noticed some improvement in his foot. He is much happier and sleeping longer while lying on his back and his range of motion in his neck has greatly improved. I’d definitely recommend Dr. Amit for your family chiropractic needs.""
    Rose
  • ""I had been struggling with back pain for years and had given up all hope before I found Dr. Ofek. The fact that I can make it through a shift at work without being in pain is so empowering. I would recommend Chiropractic work to anyone any age who desires to find and maintain optimal health!""
    Mattie
  • ""I came to Dr. Ofek at 38 weeks pregnant in desperation because i couldn't walk without assistance. the pelvic pain and lower back pain was unbearable i wasn't sleeping. Went to hospital and because i wasn't in labor there was nothing they could do. I went and got adjusted and instantly felt a whole lot better!!! I could walk without it feeling like my hips and pelvic bones were gonna break. I went back 3 days in a row and it made a world of difference. I delivered my baby 3 days later. I'm going back today only 3 days after delivery to get everything back in line.""
    Amy
  • "Dr. Ofek was such an important part of my healthcare during my pregnancy. Although I was seeing a chiropractor, by the start of my 3rd trimester I was having extreme low back pain and was having trouble walking and getting through the day. I have a very active job and was worried I would have to stop working early which would limit my time at home with my baby after delivery. I switched practices and started to work with Dr. Ofek. By the 3rd visit I was feeling much better. After a few more visits I started to feel better than ever. I went on a two mile hike at 39 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it! Now I tell everyone I meet about the amazing effectiveness of the Webster technique and how much I appreciate Dr. Ofek.""
    Heather
  • ""We have been taking my 3.5 month old son to Dr. Ofek for a few weeks now to correct a flat spot on his head and to help with the fact that he was only turning his head to one side. After just a couple sessions I started to see improvement. My sons neck strength is much better now and he willingly turns his head both ways, even while sleeping!""
    Ruch
  • ""Dr. Ofek is the best! My son was born with torticollis (tightening of the neck muscle) on his left side which caused him to favor his right side and develop plagiocephaly. After many months of physical therapy, we had very little improvement with his torticollis. My son was facing possible surgery to fix the neck muscle and that was the last thing I wanted to do. I was very skeptical about taking my infant son to a chiropractor but Dr. Ofek was very knowledgeable of his condition and had tons of experience with babies. Within 3 weeks of seeing Dr. Ofek, my son graduated from physical therapy with absolutely no signs of torticollis and no need for surgery!!! He will also have his cranial helmet off next month that was needed to correct the plagiocephaly (flat spot) he developed in the process. I can't praise Dr. Ofek enough! He has been such a blessing to us!""
    Tiffany