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Pregnancy and Pediatrics Care at Mason Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic care for pregnant women and children requires extra care and attention. Dr. Mason cherishes the opportunity to work with mothers-to-be and young patients. She ensures that the treatments are safely and comfortably administered to provide the greatest benefits and comfort.

Pregnant mom with baby onsieWomen who are pregnant cannot have the full range of chiropractic treatments that are available to other patients. Working on certain areas of the body and using some techniques may cause harm to your unborn child. Through her experience with pregnant women, Dr. Mason has developed unique approaches that can alleviate your pain and discomfort during pregnancy while keeping your unborn baby safe and comfortable.

X-rays are another concern for pregnant women. In these cases, Dr. Mason may forego x-rays or refer you to a medical facility that can perform limited x-rays, such as your neck area. She also ensures that the facility uses a lead apron over your abdominal area to protect your baby.

Some of the common conditions that Dr. Mason treats in pregnant women are:

  • Hip pain
  • Back aches
  • Sciatica
  • Poor sleep quality
  • General discomfort
  • Problems walking
  • Headaches
  • Pressure due to baby weight and changes to the body

Webster Technique for Pregnant Women

Dr. Mason uses the Webster Technique to help women whose babies are breech. The technique addresses dysfunction in sacroiliac joint and sacral subluxation to improve neuro-biomechanical functions in the pelvis. Dr. Mason has helped many women who thought their only option was C-section, but were able to give birth naturally after the Webster Technique repositioned their unborn babies.

Baby crawling on carpetDr. Mason treats children from the time they are newborns to adulthood. She has found that colic in babies is often caused by issues between the shoulder blades or neck that impact digestion. As children grow into toddlers, they are just learning how to move their malleable little bodies, and this can make them susceptible to misalignments and imbalances. As children grow older, they engage in more sports and outdoor activities that may cause injuries to soft tissues without obvious symptoms.

For our younger patients, Dr. Mason uses a child-friendly assessment that includes questions about:

  • Breast feeding and bottle feeding
  • When your child first sat up, started walking, and other milestones
  • Other issues, such as bed wetting and falls, that are linked to the nervous system

Dr. Mason helps your child feel comfortable during the entire appointment. She uses special toys that acclimate them to the sounds and sensations of chiropractic treatments.

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?

When performed properly, chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women. Dr. Mason takes great care to protect your baby while alleviating your symptoms.
How soon can children have chiropractic care?

Dr. Mason uses techniques that are safe for patients of all ages, including newborns, babies, and toddlers. The treatments help your child develop properly from a physical and emotional perspective.

Get the Care That You Deserve

Dr. Mason offers specialized chiropractic treatments for children and pregnant women, including the Webster Technique for breech babies. Call us today at (304) 534-8493 to learn more and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mason.

Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractor Fairmont WV | (304) 534-8493