Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Navigating pregnancy can be an amazing but physically demanding journey. Luckily, chiropractic care can play a supportive role in maximizing your comfort and well-being throughout. 

Reduced pain and labor time: Research points to significant benefits, with first-time moms under chiropractic care experiencing 24% shorter labor times, and a remarkable 39% decrease for second-timers. Additionally, hospital studies reveal a 50% reduction in the need for painkillers during delivery. 

Optimal baby positioning and smoother birth: Restricted pelvic movement can affect your baby's positioning, potentially leading to interventions. Chiropractic adjustments optimize pelvic movement, potentially reducing the need for forceps or C-sections, paving the way for a smoother birth experience. 

Faster recovery: The benefits extend beyond delivery, as chiropractic care also aids in pelvic floor muscle recovery, promoting faster postpartum healing. 

Safety first: Always remember to consult your doctor before starting any new treatment during pregnancy. While chiropractic care is generally safe for most, it's essential to have your doctor's green light first. 

Additional tips: Certain positions like carrying children on your hip or prolonged reclining can put unnecessary strain on your body. Prioritize good posture, utilize supportive pillows for both sleep and sitting, and incorporate gentle exercises like swimming and yoga into your routine. 

Keep your spine happy: Regular chiropractic checkups can help identify and address any misalignments, ensuring your spine is functioning optimally throughout this crucial time. Remember, a healthy spine translates to a more comfortable and empowered pregnancy journey. 

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Dr. Emily Johnson

Chiropractor Doctor of CAM

Dr. Emily holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois, USA.