Chiropractic care is safe for most pregnancies, and can help promote a healthy pregnancy unless you have preeclampsia, risk of premature labor, or vaginal bleeding for unknown reasons. During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes to accommodate the developing baby. The mother releases the hormone “relaxin” which loosens the ligaments and pelvic joints to help labor and delivery. However, sometimes the ligaments get
so loose, they may become unstable and creates spinal and or back pain.
Causes of spinal misalignment and low back pain during pregnancy
- Carrying an additional 25-30 extra pounds
- Pelvic un-leveling and/or spinal misalignment's
- Abdominal muscle weakness
- Increased curve in the lumbar spine
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and help keep the spine in alignment and maintain flexibility while decreasing pain. Taking pain killers or other pain medication is usually not an option to protect the baby. Pelvic adjustments to the pelvis and sacroiliac joints are safe for both the mother and baby. Furthermore, the Chiropractic care can help the mother feel better throughout pregnancy, especially during the third trimester.
Benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy
- Improve pelvis and spinal alignment
- Decrease neck, mid back, and low back pain
- Ease pregnancy nausea
- Help reposition baby
- Reduce time in labor
- Help with postpartum pain
Women who receive Chiropractic care during pregnancy have a 25% to 31% shorter labor times. The better pelvic and spinal alignment decreases the intrauterine constraint or restriction and allows the baby to pass through the labor canal with greater ease. Chiropractic is safe, drug-less and pain free. You owe it to yourself and your baby to call us at (703) 491-8888 to schedule a free consultation with one of our
Staff doctors to find out if you will benefit from our gentle pelvic and spinal adjustments during your pregnancy.