Chiropractic care is centered on the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Balancing the nervous system with chiropractic care can help with the aches and pains of pregnancy, birth trauma, childhood injuries and improve overall health. Pregnancy and birth are a time of great physical, emotional and life changes. Sometimes, these increased stresses can cause discomfort and pain. While back pain, headaches, sciatica and carpal tunnel may be common to many pregnant women, they are not normal and there are options for reducing discomfort. Balancing the pelvis with chiropractic care can not only decrease pain and discomfort for mom, but also creates the greatest possible space for the baby to grow in and exit through at birth. Reducing the amount of restriction in the pelvis and uterus (also called intrauterine constraint) allows the baby to get into the best position for birth.
Pregnancy is one of a woman’s most physically challenging times. Imbalances that may have gone unnoticed frequently appear with the weight gain of the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Conditions including sciatica, low back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, hip pain, and more can be greatly improved with chiropractic care.
Your initial visit includes a history, examination, explanation of chiropractic, time for questions, and an adjustment, if needed. Adjustments are preformed using a special table and a pregnancy cushion that allow you to be comfortable without putting pressure on the baby. The greatest benefit for most pregnant women is a more comfortable pregnancy with less pain and less dysfunction. Balancing the pelvis creates the optimal amount of space for the baby to pass through during birth. Studies have shown that first time moms under chiropractic care have an average of 25% shorter labors, while moms who have already given birth have 31% shorter labors with chiropractic care.