Your pregnancy should make you excited, happy, and vibrant. But it often also makes you tired, emotional, and uncomfortable. Our team can help alleviate those feelings of distress through safe, non-invasive chiropractic techniques. You and your baby will be protected at all times. Pregnancies can be challenging, and our clinic has the tools to support you throughout it.
In fact, many women will start chiropractic care in the first trimester of their pregnancy. This can help with symptoms like back pain, but can also prepare your back and body to better handle the postural changes that often accompany any pregnant patient.
Some of these will have an impact on your posture and comfort. As your baby becomes heavier, your center of gravity shifts, and your posture adjusts accordingly.
These physical changes during your pregnancy can lead to a misaligned spine or joints.
Other uncomfortable changes during pregnancy might include:
- a protruding abdomen resulting in an increased curve of your back
- changes to your pelvis as your body begins to prepare for labor
- adaptations to your posture
Regular visits to a chiropractor during your pregnancy can address these issues. One collaborative chiropractic and medical study revealed that 75 percent of pregnant chiropractic care patients reported pain relief. Plus, adjustments designed to re-establish balance and alignment to your pelvis and spine will do more than just make you feel better. Chiropractic care can be beneficial for your baby, too.
Ideally you should notify your prenatal chiropractor as soon as you find out you are pregnant. While no significant modifications to care are necessary early on, there may be certain exercises or stretches your chiropractor will recommend for you, and others they may suggest you avoid.