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Prenatal Chiropractic

Wellness from the Beginning

Chiropractic care is widely regarded as safe during pregnancy. There are no known contraindications to receiving chiropractic treatments during this time. Chiropractors, including Dr. Ritchie, are specifically trained to work with pregnant women, employing adjustable tables to accommodate the pregnant body and techniques that avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen. This care aims to support the fertility, wellness, and overall comfort of women who are pregnant or attempting to conceive.


Pregnancy brings about significant physiological and endocrinological changes to nurture a conducive environment for the developing fetus. These changes can lead to a protruding abdomen, increased back curve, pelvic adjustments, and postural adaptations. Chiropractic care helps in managing these changes by:

  • Ensuring pelvic balance and alignment, crucial for providing the optimal space for the developing baby, potentially reducing the chances of intrauterine constraint. This can facilitate the baby’s positioning for delivery, promoting a natural, non-invasive birth process and decreasing the likelihood of interventions such as C-sections.
  • Enhancing the nervous system function, ensuring effective communication to all body systems, including the reproductive system.

Specific Advantages Include

  • A healthier pregnancy
  • Control over nausea symptoms
  • Shorter labor and delivery times
  • Relief from back, neck, and joint pain
  • Prevention of potential cesarean delivery


The Webster Technique, developed by the late Larry Webster, D.C., of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is a specialized chiropractic adjustment that aims to establish pelvic balance, reducing stress on the uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced pelvic state has been clinically observed to facilitate optimal fetal positioning, potentially easing labor and making delivery safer for both mother and child.

Dr. Ritchie is trained in the Webster Technique, which has shown an 82% success rate in turning babies to the vertex position, as reported by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in July/August 2002. 


You don’t need to be a current chiropractic patient to benefit from my services. If you’re in search of nutritional guidance, I’m here to assist you. I earned my bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Life University in 2006 and am equipped to offer personalized nutritional consultations. I take into consideration your medical history, lab results, diagnoses, or any recent, reliable tests to accurately assess and meet your nutritional needs.

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