Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

For many women, part of the pregnancy experience is dealing with aches and pains in the hips and lower back. As many as half of all pregnant women report this type of pain before delivery, but relief can be just one appointment at our chiropractic clinic away! Read on to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy. 

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy? 

Chiropractic is a safe, drug-free method of adjusting misaligned joints and maintaining the spinal column. Over 1 million adjustments are performed each and every day around the world, and complications are very rare. Chiropractic is safe for most pregnant women, but talk to your doctor before scheduling an appointment. Chiropractic care is not usually recommended if you are experiencing moderate to severe toxemia, vaginal bleeding, ectopic pregnancy or placenta abruption or placenta previa. 

All licensed chiropractors are trained in providing care related to pregnancy, we avoid techniques that put pressure on the abdomen and we can teach you the most effective stretches for easing discomfort and relieving tension. 

Coping with Physical Changes During Pregnancy 

Pregnancy is a period of intense physical and hormonal changes, and some of these changes alter your posture as your baby gains weight and your center of gravity moves. These changes can cause misaligned joints or issues with the spine. 

Visiting your chiropractor regularly throughout pregnancy can address these common issues. Adjustments can provide pain relief, re-establish balance and better align your pelvis and spine. 

When your pelvis is out of alignment, the space your developing baby has to grow can be restricted. Misaligned pelvises can also cause problems during delivery and increase the likelihood of a breeched birth. Adjustments during pregnancy can help avoid these issues and help you maintain a more comfortable, healthier pregnancy. 

If you’re experiencing joint, hip or back pain during your pregnancy, contact us today to schedule an appointment! This safe, effective practice can help manage your pain and increase well-being during your pregnancy and after delivery. 

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