IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE SAFE IN PREGNANCY?

Yes!  There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.  All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant.  Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for most chiropractors.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE CHIROPRACTIC CARE DURING PREGNANCY?

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for a developing baby.  Your body changes, including: protruding abdomen and increased back curve, pelvic changes and postural adaptations.  When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby.  This restriction is called intrauterine constraint.  A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.  This can affect the mother's ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.  Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as C-sections.  The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system.  Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.  

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE DURING PREGNANCY?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant.  Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include: maintaining a healthier pregnancy, controlling symptoms of nausea, reducing the time of labor and delivery, relieving back, neck or joint pain, and preventing a potential cesarean delivery.

Dr. Kevin & Dr. Mary are both experienced with prenatal care.  If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms in pregnancy, call to schedule an appointment today!

CAN I GET MASSAGES DURING PREGNANCY?

Yes!  Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, regulate hormones, improvement of nerve pain, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Our massage therapists, Kari & Stuart have experience with prenatal massage.  Mention this blog post and receive $10 off you or your loved one's first prenatal massage!

Information courtesy of www.americanpregnancy.org