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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Published Date: 
November 23, 2022
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Discover why chiropractic care during pregnancy is so important. It can improve your overall health and wellness!

How Chiropractic Care Can Promote a Healthy Pregnancy

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help reduce back pain, improve circulation, and promote overall wellness. It is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to health care that can offer many benefits for both mother and child.

What Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care?

Prenatal chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on treating and preventing back pain and other musculoskeletal problems during pregnancy. This type of prenatal care is often used to relieve pain, improve posture, and prevent injury during pregnancy.

Is It Safe to Go to a Chiropractor During Pregnancy?

Yes. Many women seek chiropractic care during pregnancy. It’s important to let your chiropractor know that you are pregnant before treatment. You should also speak to other members of your medical team to ensure that prenatal chiropractic treatment is a good option for you.

When to Start Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

If chiropractic treatment is already part of your health routine, you should be able to continue seeing your chiropractor once you’re pregnant. 

Many pregnant women experience back pain and other discomforts as their pregnancy progresses. This is a great time to start chiropractic care during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help relieve these symptoms and improve the overall health of the mother and child.

A chiropractor is treating a pregnant woman for back pain caused by her pregnancy.

How Often to See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

There is no one answer to this question since every pregnancy is different. However, many chiropractors recommend seeing a chiropractor at least once a month during pregnancy. This allows the chiropractor to monitor the baby’s development and make any necessary adjustments.

Top Reasons to See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

The top reasons to see a chiropractor when you’re pregnant include:

Reduce Lower Back and Hip Pain Naturally 

As your baby grows during pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts forward. This change in weight distribution puts extra stress on your spine and lower back muscles, leading to pain. Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps reduce this pain by realigning your spine and pelvis.

Posture Support

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with posture support in several ways. 

First, regular adjustments can help align the spine and pelvis, which can, in turn, reduce strain on the back and improve posture. Additionally, chiropractic care can release tension in the muscles and joints, which can also contribute to better posture. Finally, chiropractic treatment can help to improve circulation and nerve function.

Ease Common Pregnancy Symptoms

As your body adapts to the changes of pregnancy, you may experience a variety of new and uncomfortable symptoms. Many of these symptoms result from the added strain on your musculoskeletal system as your body adjusts to accommodate the growing baby. Chiropractic care can provide significant relief from these pregnancy-related symptoms without pain medication.

Nausea

Chiropractic treatment may help relieve pregnancy nausea and morning sickness. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and other joints. Some of these techniques may help relieve nausea by decreasing pressure on the nerves that supply the stomach.

A pregnant woman is getting chiropractic treatment to alleviate back pain.

Fatigue

Pregnancy fatigue is a common problem that many women face during pregnancy. Chiropractic care is one option that may help to reduce pregnancy fatigue. Chiropractic treatment helps align the spine and pelvis, which can take some of the strain off of the back and hips. This can help to reduce pain and discomfort and may also help to improve energy levels.

Improve Nervous System Function

Chiropractic treatment is an effective way to improve nervous system function. When the spine is in alignment, the nerves that travel through the spine are better able to send messages to the brain. This allows the brain to function more efficiently and the body to heal itself more effectively.

Promote Proper Pelvic Alignment and Stability

Pelvic alignment and stability are important for overall health and well-being. Chiropractic treatment can help promote proper alignment and stability by correcting imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can cause many problems, especially during pregnancy.

Improve Fetal Positioning

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help improve fetal positioning. When the pelvis is misaligned, it can cause the baby to be positioned improperly. This can lead to many problems, including difficult labor and delivery.

Shorten Labor Duration and Delivery Pain

One of the main benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy is the potential to shorten labor duration and delivery pain. Research shows that pregnant women who received prenatal chiropractic treatment had shorter labor times and are also less likely to require interventions such as forceps delivery or vacuum extraction.

Faster Labor Recovery

After childbirth, many new mothers experience aches and pains. Chiropractic care can help to align the spine and pelvis. This is important because, during pregnancy and childbirth, the pelvis can become misaligned, leading to pain and discomfort.

Conclusion

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to deal with many health issues that arise during and after pregnancy.

Dr. Eric Neumann D.C.

Dr. Eric Neumann grew up in Alberta, Canada where he majored in Chemistry at the University of Calgary. During his time at University, he obtained licensure as a Massage Therapist. It was clear that hands-on healing would be his calling. After suffering multiple sport-related injuries he became interested in Chiropractic. Dr. Neumann graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. He has since specialized in the treatment and management of acute spinal injuries.

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