Chiropractic Care for
Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
Pregnancy comes with a wide-array of physical changes. These changes ensure the healthy growth and development of your baby. Yet, sometimes, unwanted aches and pains can also arise. With over-the-counter pain medications potentially out of the picture, you might struggle to know where you can turn to alleviate your discomforts. At Bare Chiropractic, we are here to help. Together, we can ensure you have a safe and comfortable pregnancy, as well as an easier delivery and recovery.
Common Effects of Pregnancy
The most notable change during pregnancy is the mother’s ever-growing belly. This is always a good sign, since it indicates a healthy and growing fetus. At the same time, this rapid growth places various stresses on the mother’s body. Early on in pregnancy, the mother’s center of gravity moves toward the front of the pelvis, altering balance and posture. As your baby continues to grow, the curve in your lower back increases — sometimes, leading to hip and back pain. Additionally, your upper spine may shift as well as it tries to compensate for the stress on the lower spine. As you reach the later stages of your pregnancy, your body releases the hormone, relaxin, which loosens the ligaments in the pelvis, creating room for the baby to grow. While necessary, this hormone can also lead to various imbalances, possibly causing falls, aches, and pains. Luckily, chiropractic care can help address these issues, ensuring you have your most comfortable and healthy pregnancy yet!
Chiropractic Care as Prenatal Care
You might wonder how safe chiropractic care is for pregnant women. This is a very common worry, and you can rest assured that numerous studies show the safe and efficacy of chiropractic care during pregnancy. In fact, the American Pregnancy Association encourages mothers-to-be to visit chiropractors to address their pains and discomforts. Chiropractic care offers a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free approach to your pain and enhancing your overall health and wellness.
Regular chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy can help restore balance to a woman’s pelvis, improving posture and providing an easier birthing process. Chiropractic care is even associated with decreased labor times and reduced medical intervention during delivery. This often means better birth outcomes and improved health and recovery for mother and baby.
Visiting Bare Chiropractic
At Bare Chiropractic, Dr. Thomas is proficient in the Webster Technique, a chiropractic adjustment specific to pregnant women. This technique helps create more room in the pelvis by ensuring your hips and lower spine are properly aligned. With proper alignment, your baby has more room to grow, as well as easy access to the birth canal when the time is right.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re ready to enhance your health and wellness, contact Dr. Thomas and the Bare Chiropractic team to schedule your appointment today.