All Things Mom
It's important to find a provider who is passionate about and specializes in all things babies and pregnancy.
Here at ANH Wellness, our staff has extensive training and education that will elevate your wellness experience. Dr. Hickey specializes in pediatric, pregnancy and postpartum care. She has focused her education around women's and children's health and continues to learn as much as possible on all the ways she can better assist her patients and their families' health needs. Dr. Laudeman also specializes in pregnancy care and is continuing her pediatric training with Dr. Hickey to learn the specific techniques we use to help our tiny patients function at their best. Both Doctors are working on their Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Webster technique is a chiropractic technique used during pregnancy to help promote optimal pelvic function. During pregnancy, a mother’s body goes through many changes that cause increased stress on the body, including pelvic misalignment along with torsion and tightening of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their effect on the uterus can prevent the baby from assuming the best possible position for birth. Webster technique provides chiropractors with a gentle and effective way to restore pelvic function, allowing the associated muscles and ligaments to relax, and for the uterus to be in the most optimal position for the baby’s growth. Webster Technique decreases many discomforts associated with pregnancy, encourages ideal alignment, and assists in decreasing complications in the birthing process.
Helping You Be Your Best
Seeing a chiropractor can be intimidating, especially during pregnancy. Let us ease some of those nerves by explaining what to expect. We take a very gentle approach to chiropractic and fully explain each step of the Webster Technique. There are specific muscles and ligaments known to become tense during pregnancy. Some of these muscles and ligaments are located in more intimate areas. We like to make sure the patient is completely comfortable for the entire treatment. Having a private treatment room also ensures privacy and effectiveness in remaining relaxed and stress-free. We have a comfortable pregnancy pillow that allows momma to lay on her belly for part of the treatment so that we can fully assess the Sacroiliac joints and sacrum, along with the associated muscles and ligaments. If you're still nervous about chiropractic and pregnancy, please feel free to set up a call with us so we can fully answer any questions you may have!
Be Happy & Healthy
Imagine if you were sitting in the same position for months on end. You would be a little uncomfortable, right? This often can happen after labor with infants due to the position in the womb, as well as during the birthing process putting stress on their cranial bones and neck. The goal of treatment is to restore movement to the joints and tissue and to help the body be in the most biomechanically beneficial position allowing for optimal development and growth. By doing so, the stress and irritation is reduced on the central nervous system restoring the body's ability to communicate allowing a better and faster healing process. Chiropractic treatment for infants and children is different from a regular chiropractic adjustment– oftentimes the joints are mobilized with vibration and a soft tissues massage.
Healthy Lifestyle to the Core
Our approach with babies and little ones is a very gentle one. Many parents are nervous about chiropractic for kids, but it's truly AMAZING. Babies and kiddos respond so quickly and it can provide parents with emotional relief to finally have an explanation for their concerns. At your first visit, we'll spend a lot of time going over everything from mom's experience with pregnancy, labor, and delivery, up to the present day. We'll cover your little ones' habits from sleeping, eating, gas, movements, and much more. There is a lot that can go into a pediatric visit and what your baby might need. It's important to draw attention to things you might think are "normal" for your baby but we actually can improve, to help both parents and baby be more happy and comfortable. Many parents worry about "stranger danger" and their little ones' nervousness when at the doctor's office. At ANH Wellness, Dr.Hickey and Dr. Morphet take their time to make sure our little patients are very comfortable and excited about their chiropractic care. Oftentimes our little patients will help take care of their parents on their visits and learn all the fun tools our doctors use.