Is seeing a Chiropractor safe during pregnancy?

Is seeing a Chiropractor safe during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women with back pain ask, “If I see a chiropractor while I’m pregnant, is it safe for me and the baby?”

The answer is yes. It is safe.

Many studies and evidence have shown to improve outcomes in labor and delivery for women who have received chiropractic care during their pregnancy. However, it is always recommended that you get a doctor’s approval before seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy.

In most cases, Chiropractors can be extremely helpful for reducing back pain, releasing stress, and helping pregnant women adjust to their growing bellies.

When Chiropractic Care Isn’t Recommended

While all licensed chiropractors receive training related to pregnancy, a doctor may ask you to not to see a chiropractor if you are experiencing the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Placenta previa
  • Placenta abruption
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Moderate to severe toxemia

Always consult with your doctor during prenatal visits to confirm whether Chiropractic adjustments are healthy for you in your present condition.

How Can Chiropractic Help During Pregnancy?

As your baby grows and becomes heavier, your body and posture will begin to change. Added pressure will drop toward your hips and pelvic area. Extra pressure may be added to your lower back to account for the growing weight.

Other uncomfortable changes that might occur include:

  • An increased curve of your back
  • Pressure on your pelvis
  • Incorrect posture to account for extra body weight

Regular visits to a chiropractor can ensure that your body stays in balance and addresses the issues listed above. A chiropractor can address specific areas of your back, neck, shoulders and hips and ensure that you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy.

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If you are experiencing discomfort, please give us a call! We’d love to help you feel great until your baby is born!