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Benefits of Chiropractic Care During and After Pregnancy

Updated: Jun 20

Benefits of Chiropractic Care During and After Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey full of ups and downs—swollen everything, mood swings, and endless bathroom breaks. But let’s talk about those backaches! While these symptoms are all part of the journey to motherhood, there's no rule saying women have to struggle through them. That’s where chiropractic care comes in—not just as a natural option but as a huge relief during pregnancy and after baby arrives.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy? 

This is a very common question, especially with the rise of people turning to more holistic and natural health options. Expecting moms will more than likely have back pain and pelvic discomfort, and contemplate whether or not it’s even safe to get chiropractic care.  

It’s safe and also very beneficial. Think of chiropractic care as regular maintenance that helps keep your body adjusted and comfortable for you and the baby during pregnancy.

Top Mom Concerns Addressed

Mothers naturally prioritize the health and well-being of their new baby—it's what's often referred to as maternal instinct. So, when exploring the options for chiropractic care, here are the primary concerns to consider.

Baby’s Safety: Chiropractors use safe methods, like the Webster Technique  that avoid direct pressure on the belly.  This technique is all about gentle touch and specific adjustments made just for pregnant folks. It’s designed to sort out any pelvic misalignments without bothering the baby. The adjustments during pregnancy are way gentler than the usual ones. Chiropractors are trained to be super careful, using just enough force to get the job done safely, keeping both mom and baby comfy.

Comfort and Safety: Pregnancy brings about profound changes, and it can transform the body in unexpected ways. The adjustments during pregnancy are way gentler than the usual ones. Chiropractors are trained to be super careful, using just enough force to get the job done safely, keeping both mom and baby comfy.

Long-term Impact of Adjustments During Pregnancy: There is often concern about the long-term effects of receiving chiropractic care during this transformative period. With gentle spinal adjustments and specialized pelvic balance techniques, the treatments maintain proper alignment and comfort without risking overcorrection. 

Prenatal Massage: Along with those key chiropractic adjustments, many chiropractic offices either have someone on board who's trained in prenatal massage or they'll know just the right person to refer you to. The massage is designed to ease the muscle tension and boost circulation so that expecting moms can keep everything flowing smoothly and comfortably.

Benefits of PreNatal Chiropractic Care

Pregnancy means saying hello to baby kicks and goodbye to seeing your feet! But between the back pain and swollen ankles, it’s not all strolls through the baby aisle. Before you settle into a mountain of pillows, see how a few simple adjustments can keep you feeling comfy and agile.

  • Better Alignment: Keeping your pelvis aligned helps reduce delivery complications and increases comfort throughout your pregnancy.

  • Pain Relief: Regular adjustments can alleviate common pains like sciatica and lower back pain, keeping you active and more comfortable.

  • Improved Body Functions: With everything that’s going on in your body, keeping your nervous system in check is important for a healthy mom and baby. Chiropractic care helps ensure the body communicates better, making all systems go for you and the baby.

When to Start and What to Expect: The sooner the better. Starting early in your pregnancy gives your body time to adapt and stay properly aligned as your baby grows. Expect a custom treatment plan that evolves with your pregnancy, addressing your specific needs at each stage.

Benefits of Postpartum Chiropractic Care

The baby arrives and it’s nothing but blue skies, right? Well, while the arrival of the new bundle of joy brings immense happiness, it can also mean a body that feels a bit unfamiliar for the new mama. This new journey post-baby can take quite a toll on new mamas, both physically and emotionally. Why stop the chiropractic care just when you might need it the most?

Post-pregnancy chiropractic care is all about getting your body back on track. Whether you're dealing with post-birth pains or just adjusting to life with a newborn, a little chiropractic TLC can go a long way.

  • Realigning the Spine for Speedy Recovery: The toll of carrying and delivering a baby is substantial. The spine often bears the brunt of this beautiful but demanding process. Chiropractic adjustments focus on realigning the spine to its natural position, easing common postpartum discomforts such as back pain and headaches. 

  • Easing New Mom Aches and Pains: New moms are quickly finding out just how demanding those newborn care routines can be—think breastfeeding, lugging around that adorable yet hefty car seat, and all that bouncing to soothe for naptime. These daily drills can really do a number on your neck, shoulders, and back. Chiropractic care steps in right where it's needed, targeting those sore spots to relieve muscle tension and improve overall comfort. It's about giving moms the support they need to handle the busy days (and nights) with a little more ease.

  • Supporting Emotional Well-Being: The postpartum period can be an emotional rollercoaster. Chiropractic care supports the physical body and the emotional health. Regular adjustments can enhance sleep patterns and increase relaxation, helping to manage stress and make the journey of motherhood more enjoyable. Read here for more on chiropractic care and mental health.  

  • Enhancing Breastfeeding: Chiropractic care optimized breastfeeding through alignment and reducing discomfort. Proper alignment supports good posture, which is necessary for comfort during breastfeeding. Relieving pain in the neck, back, and shoulders allows mothers to hold nurturing positions for more extended periods. A relaxed environment and mom are equally important for breastfeeding as well. 

  • Facilitating Hormonal Balance: The hormonal fluctuations post-birth are significant. Chiropractic adjustments support the nervous system, aiding the body in stabilizing the hormonal changes and supporting natural healing processes.

  • Natural Healing for Mama: Bringing a new life into the world is a profound and natural process for women. Integrating chiropractic care can enhance this experience by supporting the body's innate mechanisms. Chiropractic treatments help optimize the body’s healing capabilities, boost immune function, and improve sleep quality—essential for any new parent. The holistic approach complements the body's natural processes promoting overall well-being. 

  • Boosting Immunity and Faster Recovery: Regular chiropractic adjustments support immune health and promote faster recovery. Chiropractic care helps mothers bounce back quickly to better embrace the demands of motherhood.

Book a Consultation Appointment today!

Book a consultation today and see how prenatal and post-pregnancy chiropractic care can offer relief and support for both mom and baby. 

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