Should I Get Adjusted While Pregnant?
As you progress through pregnancy, you are probably starting to feel more aches and pains throughout your body. Back pain is a common struggle for most pregnant women with all of the added weight and pressure on the spine. A great way to help with this is by visiting a chiropractor!
There are specific ways chiropractors can adjust pregnant women to keep it extremely safe for them and their baby, like pregnancy pillows, adjusting tables that can accommodate growing bellies, and low-force techniques. Laying on your back while pregnant, especially during your second and third trimester, is often not recommended since it places the entire weight of the growing uterus and baby on your back, intestines, and your vena cava. Because of this, many adjustments for pregnant women are performed laying on their sides for optimum health for you and your baby.
Foundation Family Chiropractic offers pregnancy chiropractic care as well as pediatric chiropractic care at their office located in Charleston Birth Place! Dr. Kyle is certified in the Webster Technique, which assists with aligning your pelvis. The focus of this method is to balance the pelvis so it can move more freely and decrease the stress on the uterus. This opens up space for your baby to do what they naturally should and get into the right position for birth.
- 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
You should always consult with your care provider first to see if chiropractic care is a safe route for you and your baby. If you would like to learn more about prenatal chiropractic care or schedule an appointment with Foundation Family Chiropractic you can get in touch here!