Pre-natal chiropractic care has been growing in popularity, and for good reason. It provides many benefits to both mother and baby, including: greater comfort, reduced labor time, and optimal fetal position.
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
According to the American Pregnancy Association, “There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant.”
In addition to formal training for adjustments on pregnant women, there are a variety of additional certifications that chiropractors may have, including: DACCP, CACCP, ICPA Special Interest, and Webster. Pre-natal adjustments are done in positions and on tables that won’t be extra pressure on the abdomen.
We can also provide you with a variety of exercises and stretches for home care during pregnancy.
What are the benefits of pre-natal chiropractic care?
There are many physical changes that occur during pregnancy which can affect the mother and create misaligned joints. This can include a protruding abdomen and increased back curve, pelvic changes, and posture changes. Chiropractic adjustments can help keep the back and pelvis aligned, which will result in less pain, more room for baby, and potentially reduced labor time.
It can also result in a healthier pregnancy. The nervous system runs through your spine and is the master communication system to all the body. By keeping the spine aligned, the body will work more effectively.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help properly position the baby. These adjustments can help to optimize the position of the baby for birth, and use of the Webster Method can naturally turn a baby who is breach. This positioning of the baby, as well as the proper alignment of the pelvis, will often lead to a faster labor and delivery.
By having regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy, the mother’s aches and pains will decrease; have greater overall health and wellness; the baby will be in the optimal fetal position; and, it will likely result in a lower labor time.
Results will vary and pre-natal chiropractic care may not be suitable for everyone. We recommend that you consult with your OB-GYN prior to seeking pre-natal chiropractic care. We will work alongside you and your doctor to create the best, most comprehensive pre-natal chiropractic care plan.To book your consultation, contact us today.