Should You Visit A Chiropractor While Pregnant?

Pregnancy can be tough on a woman’s body, especially towards the end. The baby’s position can contribute to the pain when they lay a certain way. While there are a few safe medications to take during pregnancy, for pain relief, a woman is always looking for a more natural way to relieve the stress from the baby. Even so, that pain medication is only a band-aid, and not a remedy. Here’s why a chiropractor can help relieve pain, improve posture, and make the pregnancy more bearable.

Is it safe to see a chiropractor?

Chiropractic methods are safe to do throughout the pregnancy. To see a chiropractor during your pregnancy, speak with your primary care physician and get a referral prior to making an appointment. Before anything else, however, if you are experiencing any of the following, seek medical attention as soon as possible, and do not see your chiropractor:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Moderate to severe toxemia
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Placenta abruption or placenta previa

When can these techniques be helpful?

Physical and hormonal changes are inevitable with pregnancy. It’s what helps the baby grow, but it can be strenuous on the mother. Some changes can impact posture, the center of gravity, misalign the spine, joints, etc. Regular visits throughout the pregnancy have been known to help relieve any pain or discomfort you’re feeling, as well as help re-establish your balance.

graphic portraying lower back pain of a pregnant woman

Are these visits goof got the baby?

If the pelvic bones or the spine are not aligned when giving birth, the baby might struggle to get into the correct position. This increases your baby’s chance of being in a posterior or a breech position. This could lengthen or complicate the delivery. In conclusion, having regular chiropractic visits means:

  • Your pelvic bone and spine will get realigned for a safer delivery.
  • Your pregnancy, in general, will be much more comfortable and healthier.
  • You’ll have pain relief in your hips, joints, neck, and back.
  • You’ll even have more control over nausea symptoms.
chiropractor helping a woman with her spine
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