I tend do get asked this question while talking to people about chiropractic care. My short answer is always "YES!", but in this instance, I will provide you with the long answer.
Chiropractors are well educated and trained to work with pregnant women and there are no known contraindications to chiropractic care during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the woman's body changes tremendously. Those changes often cause stress in areas of the body that may not have been issues prior to the pregnancy. The changes often lead in misalignment in the spine or pelvis.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is great to get the pelvis balanced and aligned. When the pelvis is aligned, the fetus has more room to develop and grow. It also allows the fetus to get into the best position possible for delivery; the misalignment can lead to Breech and posterior positions which interfere with the mother's ability to deliver in a natural setting.
Some benefits of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
-Restoring pelvic balance
-Restoring poor posture
-Reducing pregnancy symptoms like nausea
-Reducing labor and delivery time
I've taken post-graduate training with the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and am Webster Technique Certified. The Webster Technique utilizes a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that balances the woman's pelvis and relieve stress on the ligaments supporting the woman's uterus. This balance allows for optimal fetal positioning during the pregnancy and delivery process.
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