Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is considered generally safe for pregnant women. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant, and some specialize in prenatal and postnatal care. Chiropractors use adjustable tables to accommodate a pregnant woman’s growing belly and utilize techniques that avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen.

However, it’s important to note that each woman’s condition and pregnancy is unique. It’s crucial to discuss any health concerns with your healthcare provider before seeking chiropractic care.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can offer several benefits during pregnancy:

  • Relief from Back Pain: The shifting centre of gravity often leads to back pain in pregnant women. Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate this pain and improve overall comfort.
  • Improved Pelvic Balance: Chiropractic care can help maintain pelvic alignment, providing the baby with as much space as possible over the course of the pregnancy. This can lead to a smoother, less complicated delivery.
  • Healthier Pregnancy: Regular chiropractic care can help manage pain in your hips, joints, and muscles, maintaining better overall health during pregnancy.

Postpartum Chiropractic Care

Postpartum chiropractic care can also be beneficial in managing the physical stresses of caring for a newborn. It can help new mothers recover from the strains of childbirth, manage postpartum depression, and restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state.

Chiropractic Care for Infants & Children

Chiropractic care can also be beneficial for infants and children. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can help manage issues like breastfeeding difficulties in infants. For older children, it can assist with posture problems, sleep issues, and injuries from falls or sports.

Other Treatment Options

In addition to chiropractic care, other complementary therapies can also support a healthy pregnancy:

  • Prenatal Massage: This specialized form of massage focuses on the unique needs of pregnant women, helping to reduce stress, decrease swelling, and relieve aches and pains.
  • Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic doctors can provide personalized advice on nutrition, exercise, and natural remedies to support a healthy pregnancy.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help manage pregnancy symptoms like nausea, fatigue, and back pain. It’s a safe, drug-free option for expectant mothers.

What to Expect During a Pregnancy Chiropractic Session

During your first chiropractic consultation, the chiropractor will perform a thorough assessment to understand your needs and health history. This will typically involve a physical examination, with particular attention given to the spine.

The chiropractor may perform specific adjustments to improve spinal alignment and nerve function. These adjustments are gentle and specifically tailored to accommodate the pregnant body.

Total Care for Mom, Dad and Baby

At The Wellhouse we are dedicated to providing total care for mom, dad and baby during pregnancy. Dr. Glen Reed, the lead practitioner, has a clinical focus on pregnancy and pediatrics. Your visit will be comfortable and safe with specific diagnostic tools, specialized pregnancy rooms, equipment, and pregnancy-specific treatments.

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