Chiropractic and Pregnancy

“Pregnancy involves a large amount of stress to the mother’s spine and body. Chiropractic helps you and the baby to be as healthy as possible”

The Birthing Process:

Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even so called “natural” birthing methods can stress a developing spine. Imagine if you had to go through the birthing process now as an adult how much stress that would place on your spine and nerve system. The process of childbirth place great stress and distortion on the spine and pelvis, and their support muscles and ligaments.

“My pregnancy was an enjoyable one. Thanks to regular visit to my chiropractor my history of back problems was not an issue.” – Mrs Cornelia Guenzel. First time mother who has just given birth to a healthy 2 weeks old boy. Mrs Guenzel has been under chiropractic care regularly throughout her pregnancy even to the last weeks before her delivery.

Why Choose Chiropractic throughout Pregnancy?

  • For a more comfortable pain-free pregnancy
  • For an easier labour and delivery
  • For a drug free pregnancy
  • For faster postpartum recovery
  • For the best start in life for your baby
  • For advanced health and wellbeing

Is it difficult to receive an adjustment when pregnant?

Not at all. Chiropractors are trained in adjusting the spines of pregnant women and many chiropractic adjusting tables have special modifications for the pregnant figure.

How late in pregnancy is it possible to get an adjustment?

Patients have received adjustments even during labour.

Chiropractic care helps during pregnancy by:

  • Correcting abnormal joint mechanics that lead to joint and nerve stresses, thus improving overall health and function.
  • Maintaining joint function and spinal balance so the spine may adapt to the increased weight and altered posture.
  • Ensuring that the joints of the lower back and pelvis are moving freely to assist the birth process. Proper joint movement enhances pelvic opening.
  • Educating the expectant mother on correcting posture, lifting and other lifestyle factors in order to reduce spinal stress.

Article is contributed by Dr Matt Kan