You're pregnant- congratulations! Is a chiropractor part of your birth team? There is important work to do in order to balance your pelvis for your birth. At Mama's Chiropractic we've cared for hundreds of expecting moms through their pregnancies and beyond, and we want to share why some of them will drive an hour to our office in Cape Coral in order to get adjusted. Check out our YouTube video in this listing.
We take care of any pregnancy at any stage along the way. Dr. Edwards has helped prepare VBAC mothers for their home births, mothers expecting twins (and triplets!) carry their babies safely to their hospital births, and earns referrals from local obstetricians and midwives because of the quality of work that happens at Mama's Chiropractic.
The journey doesn't end with birth, though. Transitioning from "expecting mom" to "nursing mom" is an important phase, and the goal for postpartum care is helping establish a great breastfeeding relationship (on both the mother and the newborn's side), rebalancing the pelvic floor, and improving the body's structure as it regains strength. Relaxin is a fantastic hormone to make the pelvis ready for birth, but it takes 3-6 months to clear from the body. That gives a mother either the opportunity to improve the structure, or to let nursing, carrying a carseat, baby wearing or long nights in a recliner cement in postural habits she will pay for later.
Dr. Edwards has been Webster Certified since 2008, and in 2013 became the first chiropractor in Southwest Florida to earn the post-graduate Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice (C.A.C.C.P.). He has published numerous case studies on the unique pregnancy cases in his office and regularly teaches and contributes to the research in the chiropractic profession. His "Roll Diaper Change" video to prevent colic has over 290,000 views on YouTube, and he works with early childhood education specialists around Lee County to help infants and toddlers maximize their development goals. Dr. Edwards provides subluxation-based chiropractic care, and the exercise, nutritional advice, food sensitivity testing, and probiotic recommendations he makes are to preserve the clarity of how well the brain and body communicate, rather than to simply look for a natural aspirin or to cover up a symptom.