During pregnancy, many women will experience aches and pains as well as low back and hip pain. During pregnancy, there are many hormonal and physical changes that can affect posture, and pressure on the spine as the baby grows and shifts. This can lead to a misaligned spine. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to realign the spine and aid with some of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy.
All chiropractors are educated and well trained on treating pregnant women. Most chiropractors use techniques that avoid putting extra pressure on the abdomen. Such as using tables that can adjust for a pregnant woman's body. Chiropractors can also provide knowledge on stretches and exercise that are safe to do during pregnancy and will help to aid with aches and pains.
Pregnant patients may often experience a misaligned pelvis. This reduces the amount of room there is for the developing baby and when approaching delivery, the baby may not be in the optimal position for birth. Chiropractors can realign the pelvis and establish balance for comfort during pregnancy and labor. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can also help relieve back, neck, hip, and joint pain, it can help with controlling symptoms of nausea, it can reduce time of labor and delivery, and it can potentially prevent a cesarean delivery.