Chiropractic and Pregnancy
The focus of Chiropractic Care is to correct the structural relationship between the spine, pelvis, and nervous system. A woman’s body changes drastically while pregnant, both structurally, chemically (hormones), and emotionally. Chiropractic can help make pregnancy more comfortable, more enjoyable, and prepare the body for an easier, safer birth.
This can be one of the most exciting seasons of your life, but it will bring some significant changes to your body and your health! The incredible human body changes very rapidly during pregnancy. Although these changes are vital for growth, things like increased weight gain, change in posture and hormones can also interfere with other areas of one’s life. Some of the common conditions from this shift include aches and pain (low back pain, sciatica, pubic bone dysfunction, tailbone discomfort, etc.), digestive issues (reflux, heartburn, constipation, etc.), overall wellness (fatigue, sleep, emotional swings, etc.), and even disruptions of a normal birth (baby’s position, onset or progression of birth).
Chiropractic Care is a gentle, non-invasive approach to maintaining optimal health of the spine and pelvis. Chiropractic Care is not only completely safe during pregnancy, but also vital to help the body work better and ultimately improve one’s quality of life and potentially birth outcomes. We have countless testimonials from mothers who have said their pregnancy was pain free and enjoyable. They also state that their birth process was shorter and easier.
Care does not stop once the baby arrives. Chiropractic is used to help the body recover and adapt to the new physical and emotional challenges of motherhood. We also encourage babies to get checked to determine if Chiropractic can help with development and challenges like breastfeeding, digestion, comfort, sleep, and immune function.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is a great resource, filled with research and articles that further explain the important role Chiropractic plays in prenatal care.
Both Drs. Haley and Garett are Webster-technique certified and have extensive training and clinical experience working with pregnant women.
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What is possible with Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy?
- Maintain healthier pregnancy
- Control symptoms of nausea
- Encourages optimal fetal position through proper pelvic alignment
- Reduced pelvic and round ligament discomfort
- Pelvic alignment & balance
- Reduction in preeclampsia
- Reduce labor times
- Reduces likelihood of Cesarean
- Reduced instances of dystocia
- Reduce need for pain medication
- Less incidence of postpartum depression
- Promotes optimal fetal positioning
- Supports natural labor and delivery
- More comfort while breastfeeding
- Greater production of breastmilk
- Less back, neck and joint pain
- Less back labor