Prenatal Chiropractic Information

When you are pregnant, your growing fetus can put stress on your spine beginning in the second trimester. This can affect your posture and the alignment of your pelvis and cause back pain. Lower back pain that is common during your third trimester can put stress on both you and the baby.

Prenatal chiropractic care can help with many of the discomforts of pregnancy. Adjustments are more gently applied and will be performed in a way that avoids putting pressure on your abdomen. Prenatal chiropractic care is not just for when you begin to experience the natural discomforts of pregnancy, it is effective for your entire pregnancy.

Treatment Expectations

As your baby grows, and more pressure is placed on your spine, your posture suffers and you ultimately may experience significant low back pain. You can expect to receive spinal adjustments that are more gentle in nature.

Women who receive prenatal chiropractic care can expect to have less discomfort in their lower back during the third trimester. Due to the focus on pelvic alignment, your baby will have more room to grow during development which reduces stress for both you and your baby.

Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

There are several benefits to seeking prenatal chiropractic treatment. These benefits include:

  • Improved energy levels due to being able to maintain alignment of both your spine and your pelvis.
  • Relief from nausea and other morning sickness symptoms.
  • Relief from low back pain. Pregnancy puts pressure on your spine which can misalign it. Regular adjustments will keep your spine in alignment and back pain at a minimum.
  • Improved sleep due to fewer discomforts.
  • Best of all, most women report shorter labor and easier delivery after following a prenatal chiropractic regimen.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not pursue treatment if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding, placenta previa, placental abruption, toxemia, or an ectopic pregnancy. It is always best to talk to your OB/GYN before pursuing prenatal chiropractic care.

Prenatal chiropractic care will focus on your pelvic alignment which will allow for an easier labor and healthier delivery for both you and your baby.

Yes. Your chiropractor will show you stretches that will help ease any tension you might experience as well as further easing discomfort in your lower back. Your pelvis will begin to change significantly as you approach your due date. These stretches can help your body adjust to these changes.

While prenatal chiropractic care can help you feel better during your pregnancy, always consult with your OB/GYN before seeing your chiropractor.