Having a baby is one of the most incredible miracles of life. The female body has been designed for the birthing process, however pregnancy can take a toll on the spine and nervous system. Chiropractic care can help you find safe and natural pain relief as your body adjusts to the changes before and after you deliver your baby.
Is it safe for the mother?
Yes. Not only is it safe, it is effective in relieving joint aches and pains without the use of drugs that may be harmful to your baby. Also, maintaining proper spine and nerve function through gentle chiropractic alignments can help pelvic ligaments to relax during labor. The techniques we use restores proper joint motion to specific segments that may have fallen out of alignment as your body is preparing to deliver your baby. As your baby grows, the added weight can add pressure to the joints and nerves in your spine which can cause a variety of symptoms that can be alleviated by gentle chiropractic adjustments.
Is it safe for my baby?
Absolutely, you can get adjusted all the way up until you deliver your baby. We use gentle spinal decompression for lower back and neck problems that can help with conditions such as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. Your baby is curious, they respond and enjoy the physical touch and when you feel good, they feel good!
Will it make me go into early labor?
A well trained chiropractor in prenatal adjustments will not directly induce your labor prematurely. Some treatments can actually assist your body to help your baby drop into the proper position for delivery; it is ultimately the baby who decides when they are ready to make their final decent.
Chiropractic care can alleviate these common conditions during pregnancy:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Common conditions after natural delivery include:
Pubic symphysis sprain
Stress and tension
Common conditions after C-section/ Epidural delivery
Back pain (from epidural injection site scar tissue)
Lower cross syndrome
Scar tissue build up at C-section site
Weak abdominal wall
Why should I use a chiropractor after birth?
Your body has rapidly morphed and now wants to return to its original shape. The chiropractic role in this process is important to help realign the pelvis before relaxin completely escapes the joints. Chiropractic care can help correct upper and lower cross syndromes that may have developed before or during pregnancy. We work on your everyday tasks that can be creating problems for your spine and nervous system, and we help create a treatment plan that is right for you.