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How We Help: Pregnancy Chiropratic

Midtown Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Dad and pregnant momHelping moms-to-be have the happiest and healthiest pregnancies possible is one of our greatest joys. Prenatal chiropractic in Midtown can help with many types of pain associated with pregnancy: low back, hip, sciatic, mid back and neck.

Who We Help

At Dr. Robert Shire, we typically see three types of patients for pregnancy care:

A Current Patient

This patient would be a mom who is coming in for either continued chiropractic care once she’s already been a patient and become pregnant. She knows that keeping her spine and nerve system functioning properly and healthy throughout her pregnancy will allow her to deliver naturally and easily.

A Patient Who’s Been Referred to Us

The second candidate for prenatal chiropractic would be someone who is not currently a patient but is referred by their doula, midwife, OB-GYN or primary care doctor. She is someone who understands the benefits of getting adjusted throughout her pregnancy in terms of keeping her hips, spine, pelvis and sacrum properly aligned. So as she experiences the multiple physical and biochemical changes that take place her body has the greatest opportunity to adapt as those changes are taking place. The result is easier natural childbirth.

A Patient With a Baby Who’s Not in Proper Birth Position

This third type of patient is one whose baby is not in the proper head-down vertex position. She would be referred to us by a doula, midwife, OB-GYN or other healthcare provider. There are many different birth presentations:

  • Transverse lie
  • Breech
  • Frontal

Any of these or other positions that are not head-down mean that something is not presenting correctly. At that point, Dr. Shire will analyze the mother-to-be for any kind of imbalance she may have in her hips or pelvis, low back or sacral area. Doing so will determine where there may be restrictions that are preventing the baby from going into the natural head-down position.

Webster Technique

For 20 years, Dr. Shire has been using the Webster Technique, pioneered by Dr. Larry Webster who’s been called the grandfather of chiropractic pediatrics. The specific technique applies an adjustment to release the areas of restriction, thereby allowing the mother’s body to relax and fall into balance. When this takes place, her baby can slip into the head-down vertex position for natural childbirth.

Dr. Webster started the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), of which Dr. Shire has been a member for more than 15 years. Dr. Shire is certified in chiropractic pediatrics through the IPCA.

Get Started With Midtown Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Discover the incredible difference chiropractic care can make during your pregnancy.

Contact us for Midtown prenatal chiropractic care today!


Dr. Robert Shire | (212) 752-6770