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Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Pregnancy

There is nothing more safe and effective, for you and your baby, than chiropractic care. At first glance, most people don't see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child.

Pre-Conception

Our pregnant patients often report shorter, more pleasant deliveries when they receive chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care prior to conception promotes a more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function. It prepares the body to be as strong, supple and as balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.

Pregnancy

Regular chiropractic care helps maintain uterine ligament flexibility and balance. When the growing baby is comfortable it can assume the optimal birthing position.

Labor and Birth

Mothers who get adjusted during the birth process seem to require less intervention. When the mother remains flexible, the baby can move more easily through the birth canal.

After Birth

Even natural births can stress a baby's spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation (where pressure develops on nerves because of joint misalignment) and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side.

Relax. We use special approaches to make our adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.

Having a more normally working nervous system, especially when you're pregnant, creates the optimal environment for your baby to realize his or her fullest potential.