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Chiropractic for Pregnancy?

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Pregnancy Q & A

How can chiropractic care help during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, changes in your body can lead to misalignment in your joints or spine. As the baby grows, it can cause your back to curve and put the spine out of balance. Changes in your pelvis and posture can make less room available to your developing baby. Normal weight gain and posture changes place excessive pressure on your back, causing misalignment.

These issues can make it difficult for you to have a natural birth, and may cause breech positioning or make delivery more painful. Chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy keeps your spine and joints better aligned, helping the whole body work more effectively and making your delivery smoother.

Chiropractic treatment may help:

  • Control morning sickness and nausea
  • Boost your moods
  • Ease back pain and other physical discomfort
  • Improve your energy levels
  • Improve your sleep
  • Maintain a healthier pregnancy
  • Reduce labor and delivery time

Chiropractic care may also help you get pregnant in the first place by improving nerve function, addressing emotional factors associated with infertility, and allowing your body to better handle stress.

How can chiropractic care prevent a breech delivery?

A chiropractic treatment called the Webster Technique improves balance in the pelvic region, minimizes stress to the uterus, and supports your joints and ligaments. This is important because a balanced state in your pelvis makes way for ideal fetal positioning.

Breech presentation usually isn’t a concern until the third trimester, or until you’re about 37 weeks along. Getting chiropractic treatment throughout your pregnancy can help ensure healthy development and positioning. However, the Webster Technique can be used close to your delivery time to naturally and painlessly help the baby turn from breech to head-first position.

Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?

Chiropractic treatment is just as safe as exercise throughout pregnancy and provides similar benefits. Pregnancy care is a standard part of chiropractic training, and there are no known contraindications between chiropractic treatment and pregnancy. Dr. Donnelly uses special techniques and equipment to avoid undue pressure on your abdomen. He may also provide exercises you can safely do at home.

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Donnelly can adjust your treatments and recommended exercises accordingly to ensure the well-being and safety of you and your baby.

Dr. Patrick Donnelly at Think Chiropractic specializes in treating pregnant women with chiropractic care that can prevent or relieve problems and provide a healthier pregnancy and delivery. To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, call his Chiropractic office in Chamblee, Georgia, or schedule an appointment online.


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Think Chiropractic
5001 Peachtree Boulevard
Suite 625
Chamblee, GA 30341
(404) 793-2264

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