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Chiropractic Care & Pregnancy

Some patients have questions about continuing chiropractic care during their pregnancy.

Primarily they wonder, “Is it safe?” The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” There are many benefits to seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy. We all know that the body goes through big changes during pregnancy; weight gain, on average, between 25-35 pounds, as well as loosening ligaments, puts a big strain on the body, and on the spine in particular. As the pregnancy progresses and baby’s weight increases, the curvature in the mother’s lower back increases to compensate for the extra weight in front, extra stress is placed on the discs of the spine, and as baby’s head presses on mom’s pelvis, the sciatic nerve can be aggravated.

chiropregnancySo how can a chiropractor help? A chiropractic adjustment can help alleviate the lower back discomfort that a lot of women experience. A chiropractor can also provide counseling on body ergonomics, exercises to help manage symptoms, and nutrition. All interventions are 100% drug-free and therefore perfect for the client who wishes to avoid medications.