4 Pieces of Advice From a Pregnancy Chiropractor

Pregnant woman lying on her side

Pregnancy can be a trying time for many women. The changes a woman’s body undergoes to accommodate a growing baby often lead to back and joint pain and even balance problems. A pregnancy chiropractor can be helpful in alleviating some of this discomfort and managing related symptoms.

While all chiropractors are trained to work on women who are pregnant, a pregnancy chiropractor usually has advanced training in working with women who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or post-natal. Our doctors have a special interest in working with pregnant women and are experienced in Webster’s Technique, a technique that focuses on proper pelvic alignment during pregnancy. She has these 4 pieces of advice for expecting moms who are considering chiropractic care.

4 Pieces of Advice from our doctors:

  1. Chiropractic care is safe for expecting moms. Chiropractic is a non-invasive and drug-free way to manage pain and discomfort – two very big concerns for expecting women! Subtle manipulations can have dramatic results that ease discomfort much more effectively and for longer periods of time than painkillers might.
  2. Chiropractic care can help before, during, and after pregnancy. Spinal alignment is crucial to whole body health, including reproductive health. A properly aligned spine will keep the reproductive organ functioning at their best, upping your chances of conception. When pregnant, routine adjustments keep the pelvis properly balanced and the low back from curing inward too much and help ease delivery. Post-delivery, chiropractic care can help speed healing by supporting healthy nerve function.
  3. Just because pregnancy is a natural stage of life doesn’t mean it’s natural to suffer through the pain. Some women chalk pregnancy discomforts up to just being a normal part of pregnancy but that’s not true. Many women have wonderful pain-free pregnancies because their changing body is aligned and supported properly. Pain is your body’s way of getting your attention. If you are in pain, it’s time to see if a pregnancy chiropractor can help you.
  4. A pregnancy chiropractor can accommodate your changing body. Worried about lying on your stomach during an adjustment? Don’t be! Pregnancy chiropractors have specialized equipment like adjustment tables with belly cutouts to accommodate your growing abdomen. There is absolutely no risk of putting undue pressure on the baby.

If your pregnancy is causing you back pain or discomfort, call us at 302-368-1300 and arrange a consultation with our doctors to see if chiropractic care can help. Or click here to schedule an appointment.

Author
Dr. Travis McKay

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