Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Chiropractor Charleston SC

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Treatment


Everyone knows regular prenatal visits and great nutrition are a big part of a healthy pregnancy—but many may not realize that chiropractic treatment Charleston SC is a great addition to prenatal care. Gentle and non-invasive, chiropractic is a safe and effective form of prenatal care that can provide the mother with relief from pain during pregnancy, may help position the baby in utero and can also assist the mother with postnatal pain, among other benefits. 

Why Should I Consider Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
 

The body goes through an incredible amount of physiological and endocrinological changes during and following a pregnancy. As the body changes, the curve in the back increases, the abdomen protrudes, the ligaments relax and the pelvis changes, to name just a few. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help the body adapt to these changes and can treat common musculoskeletal symptoms.

A chiropractor can also assist in establishing pelvic balance and alignment, which can help the baby get into the best possible position for delivery.

More Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
 

There are a myriad of benefits a mother can experience by selecting a chiropractor to join her prenatal care team. The American Pregnancy Association lists the potential benefits of chiropractic care as:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy

  • Controlling symptoms of nausea

  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery

  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain

  • Preventing a potential cesarean delivery

After receiving chiropractic adjustments, many women have reported relief from low-back pain due to pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment Charleston SC offers a non-pharmaceutical and safe form of pain relief.

Webster's Technique and Breech Babies
 

The founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Dr. Larry Webster, D.C., developed a now widely used specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. Called Webster's Technique, this chiropractic technique is performed with the goal of reducing the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction. (Sacral subluxation is a misalignment in the sacrum, which sits at the base of the spine, in between the pelvic bones. The sacroiliac (SI) joints attach the pelvis to the sacrum.)

Results from a mid-sized survey published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported an 82 percent success rate in relieving the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint (a reduction in the amount of room for the fetus to move) using Webster's Technique. Often intrauterine constraint can lead to breech positioning, which often results in a caesarean section.

How does pregnancy affect health and comfort?

Pregnancy takes a massive toll on the body, reducing your comfort and affecting your overall health. Your spine, in particular, becomes more curved during pregnancy and the pelvis undergoes massive shifts due to the developing child.

What are the pain relief benefits of prenatal chiropractic care?

Pregnancy is a magical time, but is not without its challenges. Prenatal chiropractic care can help you to be more comfortable as your pregnancy progresses, while reducing low back pain as well as nausea associated with morning sickness.

Is chiropractic safe for mother and child?

Yes, chiropractic care is extremely safe for mother and child. We use modified techniques to ensure safety throughout your care.

What are some other benefits of seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care can assist with pain relief, improvement of comfort, reduction of nausea, improving the alignment of the pelvis and reducing the time of your labor and delivery. Chiropractic can help you through the discomforts of pregnancy.

What additional therapies can I do to help me enjoy a healthier pregnancy?

It is important to take care of yourself during pregnancy. In addition to chiropractic care to maximize comfort, massage therapy is highly recommended in order to relieve aching areas of the body while preparing you for an easier delivery.

Make an appointment to talk to our doctor about chiropractic and pregnancy.