Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy: The Benefits

Pregnancy is an incredible time in a woman’s life, there is no doubt about that! With this nine month journey however, come some side effects that aren’t so “incredible”. It is common for expecting women to experience daily back and pelvic pain, swollen joints, nausea and changes in mood. This discomfort can seem endless, especially when at the beginning of a pregnancy. 

There are many ways to treat these symptoms and today, we recommend one of the most natural ways to get relief: chiropractic care. This can not only improve comfort, it can help improve the overall quality of life over the course of the nine months, and beyond. We invite you to read about the many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy below. 

Lower Back Pain Relief 

Lower back pain is extremely common in pregnant women and can begin as early as the first trimester, becoming almost inevitable by the last stretch of the pregnancy. Many reasons can lead to lower back pain while pregnant. These can include: 

  • Increase and Changes in Hormones and Stress
  • Weight Gain
  • Position of Baby
  • Shifts in Center of Gravity

Depending on the issue and your body, regular visits to a chiropractor can help alleviate this pain. Adjustments are just one of the services to help ease pain, as it can re-establish balance and alignment to both your spine and pelvis. This can also be very beneficial to your baby as well! 

Chiropractic Care Makes You More Relaxed

Your state of mind reflects on your well-being and the health of the baby when you are pregnant. Scheduled chiropractic visits will not only provide you relief in pain, but will give you a sense of relief with consistent professional care. Regular massages from a chiropractor will help keep stress and hormones at bay – not to mention, you’ll feel pampered, and who couldn’t use more of that? 

Birth Is Easier When Your Pelvis Is Aligned

By keeping your pelvis aligned and increasing its mobility in a safe, gradual way, chiropractic care done by someone with experience can actually help increase the chances of a faster and less painful delivery – yes you read that correctly! This benefits both you AND your baby.

In fact, it doesn’t stop there, you can also get chiropractic care postpartum, which will feel like bliss to the typical aches and pains women often experience after giving birth. 

Is It Safe to Get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

Think of chiropractic care as physical therapy during pregnancy. So, to answer the question if it is safe or not, the answer is yes. As any treatment however, there are a few signs to look out for where this may not be a great option. These would include:

  • Ruptured membranes
  • Sudden pelvic pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Placenta previa
  • Placenta abruption
  • Moderate or severe toxemia
  • Premature labor

As long as your pregnancy is healthy and without complications, chiropractic care is a great choice to have throughout the whole pregnancy. If your doctor approves this solution for your joint and muscular pain and discomfort, schedule an appointment with us at the Holistic Vitality Center or call (919) 848-3333.

Our chiropractors are experienced and will use a holistic approach to help make you feel better every day of your pregnancy! 

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