Postnatal and Prenatal Chiropractic

Pregnancy is a beautiful life experience. However, a woman’s body goes through enormous changes during pregnancy. Mothers can develop poor posture and more than 50% of pregnant women experience low back pain due to ligament laxity and a shifted center of gravity. Chiropractic care can help optimize pregnancy and protect the health of the mother and unborn baby. It also allows for a shorter labor, ideal positioning of the baby in the womb, and less of a chance for invasive practices during the birthing process.

Why Is It Important To Visit a Prenatal Chiropractor Near You?

Here at In Motion Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs. Some other benefits of prenatal chiropractic care include:

  • Better sleep
  • Less physical and emotional stress
  • Shorter and less painful labor
  • Decreased swelling in the feet
  • Elimination of back pain and sciatica
  • Increased energy
  • Less digestive issues
  • Reductions in reflux and morning sickness

Can Chiropractic Care truly Assist With A Natural Birth?

Research shows chiropractic care prepares the pelvis for a healthy natural birth. Chiropractic adjustments balance the pelvis and can create a more efficient position for the baby to pass through the birth canal, as well as the best position for fetal development. If the baby is not in the correct birthing position, the delivery may be longer or more complicated. A technique called the Webster Technique will facilitate this positioning. It also allows the baby an excess of room to grow. If the pelvis is misaligned, the space available might be constricted or compromised.

Since pelvic position and alignment affects the birth position so strongly, chiropractic care for the pelvis facilitates an easier natural birth. With this proper positioning, a shorter labor and delivery time can be possible.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care has been shown to hold a greater benefit for pregnant patients than traditional obstetric care alone. Educating these patients as a part of their treatment plan helps inform and empower them to better understand what is happening within their bodies and better communicate with their healthcare providers. A recent study found that more than 75 percent of pregnant women experience pregnancy-related low back pain, pelvic pain, or a combination. This pain increases as pregnancy progress, making the second and third trimesters very uncomfortable. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and drug-free way to manage pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms during pregnancy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As more women come to understand the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, more physicians are learning of its benefits as well. If he or she isn’t familiar with the benefits of seeing a chiropractor, ask them to learn more. It’s important to surround yourself with a healthcare team that supports and is respectful of your choices, especially during pregnancy.

The ICPA recommends receiving care throughout the entire pregnancy. Treatment will only aid in maintaining pelvic balance and avoiding posterior and breech situations. Dr. T can also provide a list of pregnancy safe exercises!

The greatest benefit presented with massage therapy in relation to pregnancy is the pain relief. The physiological changes that accompany pregnancy can lead to tension and discomfort throughout pregnancy. Prenatal massage can increase hormonal output of dopamine and serotonin. Higher levels of these hormones are associated with more positive labor and birth outcomes. Dr. T would recommend the the majority of our services for pregnant populations.

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