YES! While Dr. Sarah's primary focus is on women and kiddos, her goal is for the entire family to experience higher levels of health and well-being. Because of this, she has family wellness plans to make routine chiropractic care easy.
That's ok! I will still love and care for you. However, I would not be doing you justice if I did not educate you on the physiology of pain and how it is a signal that something is not right. If you get adjusted just frequently to get out of pain, you never let your body move beyond just this "pain-free" state and into more optimal phases of health. Ultimately, it's up to you, but health is not merely the absence of disease.
In chiropractic school we have a joke about students and patients getting "addicted to the crack"! It's no joke. There is an endorphin rush associated with manual chiropractic care. Not to mention you can obviously feel and sometimes hear that something has happened. Low force chiropractic is a little different in that the adjustment is more subtle. My goal is to bring attention of the nervous system to a part of the body that has become dysfunctional. Doing this allows your body to re-integrate this experience, or stored stress, and move forward. This promotes your ability to adapt, heal, and recover, and empowers your body to do the healing. Doing powerful and forceful adjustments may work in the short term. It may feel good and provide pain relief, but it does not have the same intention of reorganizational healing and allowing your body to do the work.
I should mention that while I do mostly low-force adjusting, I will do more traditional adjustments if I your body shows me that is what you need.
ASAP! The earlier the better. OB's often wait to send me their patients once they are breach + later in pregnancy. I want the opposite for you. I want you to have the most optimal pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum period. That is done by ensuring your pelvis is balanced and making sure your nervous system is in a state of ease.
Some mamas come see me on the way home from the hospital. Honestly, as soon as you are comfortable, I am happy to see you. Childbirth is a physically and emotional event that often ends in all attention going straight from mama to baby. Women are overlooked in the postpartum period and I take tremendous responsibility in caring for y'all. You do not have to be able to lay face down to get adjusted either. I am able to adapt to what is comfortable for you.