During pregnancy, the body not only bears the weight of an additional child, but undergoes many changes hormonally and physically, and the bodies of both mother and child begin to communicate as one. Chiropractic care during pregnancy not only helps to relieve strain in the back as well as the pelvis, but it also helps to maintain communication and optimize functionality during the process of literally creating another body.
It is because of these drastic changes that some chiropractors may choose to seek additional training in family wellness post graduation. With 180 hours of study through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) Dr. Pennella earned her CACCP (Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics) in 2016. This designation is an advanced step in working with infertility, prenatal care, postnatal care, and pediatrics.