Prenatal chiropractic care can be an amazing tool for anticipating and managing the many changes that occur during pregnancy. Changes like a shifting center of gravity, stress on the joints, spine pressure and pelvic pressure can all cause pain and restricted motion. What’s more, the “relaxing of soft tissue” that occurs throughout your body in preparation for delivery can put you at risk for injuries! Getting on a prenatal chiropractic schedule simply helps many women to feel like they are thriving during pregnancy. Many expectant mothers also seek out chiropractic services to take advantage of something called the Webster technique that can help to reduce the odds of a breech birth if the baby is not in proper position leading up to delivery.
What Can You Expect From Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
While chiropractic care is considered a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy, prenatal chiropractic care is actually a tailored version of chiropractic care that is designed to be gentle and relaxing. Your comfort is always the top priority! In addition to fostering general wellness during pregnancy, chiropractic care can be used to address any specific aches or pains that may be caused by misalignments within the body that are restricting blood flow, making movement difficult or slowing down healing.
What Are the Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
In addition to promoting relaxation and overall wellness, prenatal chiropractic appointments can actually help to target some of the most common pregnancy symptoms. In fact, many of the most unpleasant physical symptoms associated with pregnancy can be avoided if the body is in proper balance. Many expectant mothers choose chiropractic care to ease:
- Upset stomach.
- Digestive distress.
- Back pain.
- Neck pain.
- Joint pain.
- Swollen feet and ankles.
- Leg cramps.
There’s even evidence to suggest that keeping up with chiropractic care during pregnancy can lead to an easier delivery! Keeping your body in proper alignment can also help you to avoid injury once you’re lugging around a heavy car seat, pushing a stroller or carrying your baby on your body. Barnes Chiropractic is pleased to be able to offer our clients prenatal chiropractic appointments. Let’s talk about how to help you create a healthy, energetic pregnancy that doesn’t involve unnecessary pain or injuries. Book your appointment today for prenatal chiropractic care at our office in Centennial, Colorado!
Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care Safe?
Yes, prenatal chiropractic treatments are considered safe during pregnancy. However, they may not be appropriate for high-risk pregnancies. It’s important to have conversations with all of your care providers before booking an appointment.
How Early Should You Start Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Sooner is better! Many women start seeing a chiropractor during the first trimester to get over the hump of nausea and tiredness more easily. However, it’s never too far into a pregnancy to book an appointment. In fact, some women book appointments just prior to delivery because they are seeking techniques for changing the position of the baby to avoid a breech birth.
Can Chiropractors Really Help to Change the Position of a Baby?
Yes! The Webster technique has been shown to have a success rate of 82 percent when used to avoid breech birth.