Many moms who have had previous pregnancies without chiropractic care have proclaimed how much easier their pregnancies with chiropractic care were and wish they had known about it sooner. Many birth attendants-including obstetricians and midwives- refer their patients to chiropractors because of the safe and effective treatment for moms for low back pain and other conditions. In fact, Dr. Angie Artho has had the privilege and honor of treating many obstetricians, midwives, nurses, and fellow chiropractors during their own pregnancies. Dr. Angie Artho, D.C. has received numerous hours of post graduate training in the care of the mother's changing spine and conditions related to pregnancy. She used chiropractic care for herself during all four of her pregnancies too!
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Advanced Care Back & Body emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our chiropractic services. For some, Advanced Care Back & Body will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering chiropractic care that assists in a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new sense of balance, one never before experienced.
Many pregnant women are familiar with mid-back and low back pain and are looking for relief. Others come in because they've heard how chiropractic can help them feel their best during their labor. The benefits of chiropractic adjustments are many during pregnancy, especially if you see a chiropractor who is familiar with pregnancy, like Dr. Alex. We utilize Diversified, Thompson Drop, Activator, myofascial release and trigger point therapy to help our patients feel their best. Webster Technique is commonly used to help loosen the ligaments attached to the uterus along with adjustments to the pelvis and sacrum. The ultimate goal is to allow the uterus to free flow in space to encourage the baby to an optimal position. Post-partum rehab can help to regain core strength as well as help with diastasis recti and prevent chronic conditions.
Dr. Thomson received his B.S. in Biological Sciences at Stanford University in Stanford, California, and obtained his M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Thomson has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1999. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brook Thomson currently serves as Associate Professor and Division Director for the Obstetrics Hospitalist Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. He separated from the U.S. Army in 2004, after 15 years of service, where he rose to the rank of Major Promotable. His military leadership experience included one deployment to Kuwait and Iraq and tours to Washington, D.C., California and Alaska. He served as Chief of Obstetrics in Washington and Germany. Among his military awards is the Meritorious Service Medal. After leaving the military, he served as Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in La Grande, Oregon and Boise, Idaho where he also served as Chair of the Leadership Council. He built an Obstetric Hospitalist program where he served for seven years before moving to San Antonio. He has been awarded two patents and has helped develop several electronic medical records.
Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills is located 2.4 miles from Westover Hills Birth Center. We take a loving approach to maternity care. In our family-centered environment, mothers and newborns stay together in the same room and share the same nurse encouraging our new families to bond with their babies. Should your newborn require additional medical support, it’s reassuring to know that our advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is available at every hour, any day of the week. From our experienced board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians to the latest in newborn intensive care, we're prepared to handle anything that puts you or your baby at risk. We hope you'll never need our special care services, but you can rest easy knowing we're here for you and your baby, providing the best care possible if the need arises.
Children's Hospital of San Antonio is located less than 20 minutes from Westover Hills Birth Center in downtown San Antonio. Sharing the miracle of birth is our focus at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. We provide expert labor and delivery services in a home-like setting. The Children's Hospital of San Antonio offers infants access to a full range of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists. Our highest level of newborn intensive care, makes us well prepared to handle high-risk newborns and complicated deliveries.
Dr. Rivera received her medical degree at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University (now Drexel School of Medicine) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at New York Medical College (Westchester Medical Center/Metropolitan Hospital). Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Rivera moved to San Antonio with her husband. She served as a physician with Doctors Without Borders before establishing a private practice in 2006. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She joined CHRISTUS Women’s Health in January 2020. As a physician, she considers listening an important therapeutic measure that helps gain a better understanding of each patient’s concerns and fears. She believes shared decision making with her patients is key to achieving a successful course of treatment.
Texas Perinatal Group proudly provides quality care to high-risk pregnant women and their families in San Antonio and the surrounding communities. Our practice specializes in the care and treatment of women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk; specifically with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell disease, multiple gestation, recurrent miscarriage, family history of genetic diseases, suspected fetal birth defects and other such complications.
Ellen is certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) specializing in OB/GYN. She offers affordable diagnostic, 3D, and gender determination ultrasounds at Westover Hills Birth Center, her office in the Medical Center, or the office can come to your home as a mobile service. Ellen does not accept insurance but is priced significantly lower than most imaging centers and provides quality diagnostic sonograms.
For you convenience, Baptist M&S Imaging has locations throughout San Antonio. To make an appointment or for billing questions, call 210-228-XRAY (9729). Make sure to choose your preferred location and have your order form and insurance in hand before calling to schedule. On the day of your appointment, drink 20-32 ounces of water 30 minutes before your appointment, do not urinate before your scan, and take your order form and insurance card to your appointment. Hours Of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm.