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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Both mother and child can benefit from a nervous system that is in peak condition. This occurs in four natural stages:

  1. Preconception – Chiropractic adjustments help to prepare the body to be strong, flexible and balanced for pregnancy.
  2. Pregnancy – Better overall health can be achieved with gentle, natural chiropractic care.
  3. Labor and Birth – Chiropractic techniques can aid in ensuring that the biomechanics of the spine and hips are fully aligned to reduce the necessity of intervention during birth.
  4. After birth – A baby’s spine is stressed during the birth process. This can cause problems with breastfeeding. Tender manipulation can relieve any subluxations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do chiropractic adjustments cause my baby pain?

No. Newborns do not experience muscle tightness like adults do. As a result, much less pressure is necessary to correct spinal alignment.

Do adjustments loosen the spine too much?

No. The only spinal joints that are adjusted are the ones that are immobile. This permits the weakened ligaments and muscles to heal and stabilize.

Since pregnancy is natural, why is chiropractic recommended?

While pregnancy and giving birth is a natural experience, the modernization of birth is not. It is now more common to utilize anesthesia and medication which have profound effects on both mother and baby. In addition, hospital births cause the newborn to immediately experience a sudden drop in body temperature, be exposed to loud noises and uncomfortable handling, which can be traumatic.

Will my physician approve?

It is not necessary to gain approval to seek chiropractic opinion about your health and that of your newborn.

How does my spine relate to my baby?

Pregnancy is hard on a woman’s body. It is to your benefit and that of your baby for your nervous system to be functioning at an optimum level. Chiropractic care can ease the discomfort of extra weight, hormonal changes and a shorter and easier birth.
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