Pregnancy and Birth is a natural process. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is essential for optimal physiological function of both the mother and the baby in pregnancy and birth.

In the mother, the benefits include preparing the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the pelvic structures including the muscles and ligaments. Normal tone can be restored to the smooth muscles that are blended into the broad ligament affecting both the round and utero-sacral ligaments. Torsion is decreased in the ligaments that help to support the uterus and potentially reduce any tension in the uterus of the mother. Chiropractic care can help reduce interference to the mother’s nervous system, which is the chief controller and coordinator of all of her systems and function. Improving maternal function can help to decrease dystocia or stalled labor and decrease any unnecessary intervention for those seeking a natural birth or VBAC.

Chiropractic care can also help to address many of the common aches and pains due to the changes occurring in the body of the mother as her child develops. Women often seek chiropractic care to minimize pain and dysfunction due to low back pain, sciatica, pubic bone pain, difficulty walking, difficulty standing, difficulty sleeping or turning over in bed, rib pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, difficulty breathing, carpal tunnel, swelling, leg cramps, tailbone pain and any other pregnancy related musculoskeletal concerns.

Women with planned C-sections can also benefit from chiropractic care to experience a more comfortable and pain free pregnancy prior to surgery as well as better post-operative recovery.

The developing infant can benefit by the reduction of interference to the mother’s nervous system allowing for improved baby development. With improved pelvic balance the baby is allowed to settle into the best position for birth, which can help decrease the chance of a stalled labor and birth trauma. Pelvic balance also allows the baby more room to grow with less restriction around the cranium, spine and all skeletal structures.

Chiropractic care including spinal and pelvic adjustments is safe throughout pregnancy and there are no known contraindications beyond those of non-pregnant women.


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