As a mom-to-be! You’re probably trying your best to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. And you may have heard that chiropractic care during pregnancy can be beneficial. But you might also be worried about safety, right? Well, don’t worry! Here, we’ll explore the benefits, safety, and techniques of chiropractic care during pregnancy, so you can make an informed decision.
And another thing is that Chiropractic care is not just for prenatal but also for postnatal wellness.
Ok then let’s dive in to the prime question from our beloved “soon-to-be mom”
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
One of the biggest concerns pregnant women have when considering chiropractic care is safety.Yes, chiropractic care can be safe and effective for pregnant women who experience back pain, hip pain, and other musculoskeletal issues during pregnancy. Chiropractors use gentle techniques such as spinal adjustments and soft tissue mobilization to realign the body and alleviate pain. It is also important to work with a licensed and experienced chiropractor, such as Dr. Mechelle Tran, who is trained in treating pregnant patients and can modify their techniques to accommodate their needs.
Dr. Tran’s broad experience in treating ranges from NCAA Division 1 athletes, pregnant women, children, the elderly, and the differently-abled.
According to a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, chiropractic care during pregnancy is associated with a significant reduction in back pain and a decrease in the need for pain medication during labor and delivery. Plus, chiropractic care during pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of preterm labor or other adverse pregnancy outcomes.
According to a survey, a whopping 75% of pregnant patients who received chiropractic care reported experiencing significant relief from pain during their pregnancies – NLM
But, it’s essential to choose a chiropractor like us who is trained to work with pregnant women. Our chiropractor has techniques that are gentle and safe for both you and your developing baby.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Relief from Discomfort
Feeling discomfort during pregnancy is a natural process. Aches and pains in the lower back, hips, neck and feet are all common during pregnancy. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help reduce this discomfort by allowing for better posture alignment and providing relief to stressed joints.
Improved Fetal Positioning
Many times, a baby’s positioning in the uterus can cause labor to be more difficult or uncomfortable. Chiropractic care can help improve fetal positioning by gently aligning the mother’s spine, which helps create an environment that is conducive to optimal fetal positioning. This may help reduce the risk of complications during delivery.
Enhanced Nervous System Function
During pregnancy, the body undergoes a range of hormonal and physiological changes. Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the nervous system is functioning optimally, which can improve overall health during pregnancy. Additionally, chiropractic care helps to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation, both of which are beneficial for expectant mothers.
Improved Overall Well-Being
Chiropractic care may also provide an important boost to a pregnant woman’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Adjustments help to reduce pain and muscle tension in the spine, neck, hips and back, allowing for improved comfort throughout the day. Regular chiropractic visits can also help enhance a mother’s mental clarity by removing blockages in her nervous system. This can be especially
Techniques of chiropractic care during pregnancy
Chiropractors who work with pregnant women use specific techniques that are safe and gentle for both the mother and the developing baby. Some common techniques include:
This technique is specifically designed to address pelvic misalignment and can help reduce the need for interventions during delivery.
This is a hands-on approach that involves spinal manipulation to alleviate back pain and discomfort.
This technique involves the use of a handheld instrument to deliver low-force adjustments that are safe for pregnant women.
This technique involves a precise adjustment that targets specific areas of the spine to relieve pain and improve overall health and wellness.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to reduce pain and discomfort, improve physical wellbeing, and reduce stress levels. By optimizing spinal alignment and reducing blockages in the nervous system, chiropractic care helps pregnant women maintain a healthy lifestyle while enjoying improved overall health and wellbeing.
For these reasons, expecting mothers should consider consulting with a chiropractor prior to or during their pregnancy. Doing so may provide them with a number of important benefits that will assist them throughout the course of their pregnancy.
Experience a safer and more comfortable pregnancy with chiropractic care at ASAP Rehab. Our technicians closely work with your obstetrician or midwife to ensure that your care is coordinated and safe throughout your pregnancy. Book your appointment today!