Chiropractic for Pregnancy

Chiropractic care offers many benefits for mothers-to-be, including helping with back pain, nausea, constipation, headaches, heartburn, fatigue and more. It can also help reduce the risk of abnormal positioning of the baby (breech or transverse positioning).

Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:

 

 

Improved sleep

Reduced heartburn

Back pain

Pelvic pain

Headache

Fatigue

Urinary incontinence

 

How does chiropractic care work for pregnant women? During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity changes and her joints loosen to help make childbearing easier. Chiropractors adjust the spine and other joints to help restore proper alignment and motion. This, in turn, can improve the function of internal organs and reduce problems such as constipation, heartburn and fatigue. There is a lot of misinformation about chiropractic care during pregnancy. Some people believe that it is unsafe or can cause problems like miscarriage. However, chiropractic care is safe and effective for pregnant women. In fact, chiropractic care might help reduce the risk of complications such as pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment that is used to correct sacral misalignment in pregnant women and help correct breech or transverse positioning. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment that was developed by Dr. Larry Webster in the late 1990s. The Webster technique has been shown to be effective in changing the baby's position and reducing the risk of cesarean section. For this reason, many pregnant women are referred to chiropractors by their obstetricians for care during pregnancy, particularly the last trimester.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy works by realigning the spine and balancing the pelvis, which can help relieve tension and pressure on the uterus. This can help improve blood flow and reduce the risk of complications such as pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, to name a few.

If you are pregnant and experiencing any of the common troublesome symptoms associated with pregnancy, chiropractic care might be able to help. Get in touch with the team at Alms Clinical Associates to discuss whether chiropractic care might be right for you.