How do you know you should see a chiropractor during pregnancy?
You’ve been told that the back pain is “normal.”
Asking your mom-to-be groups about all of the options and their experiences is leaving you confused.
Having a natural birth and pregnancy is a priority for you.
You want a chance to reduce your labor time and risk of a breech baby.
What may pregnancy chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic treatments during pregnancy can provide the following benefits:
- Help you maintain a healthier pregnancy
- Reduce the risk of a breech baby
- Relieve pain in the lower back, neck, or joints
- Reduce the frequency and severity of headaches
- Control nausea
- Reduce the time of labor and delivery
- Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
- Decrease stress
Why should I see a chiropractor during pregnancy?
For aches, pains, and wellness care during and post pregnancy
Thanks to changes in hormone levels, alterations in posture, and the strain that being pregnant puts on the body, many women who are expecting find themselves dealing with lower back pain, pelvic pain, and headaches. These discomforts are not just part of being pregnant; they are messages from your body’s inner warning system indicating that something is not right. In many cases, these pains occur because the spine is not moving properly or the alignment of the pelvis is off.
Pregnancy chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free way to alleviate pain during pregnancy. However, the benefits of chiropractic care when you are expecting actually go well beyond pain management. At Loehr Health Center, formerly Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we often recommend wellness visits throughout your pregnancy to ensure the proper alignment and movement of the pelvis.
What about other healthcare services during pregnancy or after delivery?
We want to help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy and assist you in your efforts to build a healthy foundation for your growing family. That’s why we take a multifaceted approach to your pregnancy wellness. We offer expectant mothers a wide range of natural health care options, including prenatal chiropractic treatments, acupuncture, prenatal massage, and nutritional support.
After delivery, our chiropractors will help adjust your body back into place with chiropractic adjustments and athletic trainers help you regain your pre-baby body with our BirthFit program. Let us help you feel your best throughout and after your pregnancy.
Is seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy safe?
Women are often told to expect certain discomforts during pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean that you simply have to suffer through those nine months. Our ICPA certified pregnancy chiropractic experts at Loehr Health Center, formerly Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, use specialized adjustment techniques to help minimize your pregnancy discomforts and ready your body for labor.
Pregnancy Chiropractor FAQs and Answers
Yes, we have multiple physicians that have post-doctoral training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and specialize in working with expecting mothers.
As chiropractors for pregnancy, we work with the Webster technique to gently and safely adjust the pelvis and the nearby ligaments to their proper positions. Why does this matter? Every ligament supporting the uterus is connected to the pelvis. Any rotation in the pelvis could cause tension in the uterus and put unnecessary tension on your unborn baby.
Quality pregnancy chiropractic care also assists in preparing the body for labor. Women adjusted throughout their pregnancy report faster, easier labors, and a lower incidence of breech-presenting babies.
A Webster Certified Chiropractor has specific training in a chiropractor adjustment technique called The Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic adjustment intended to balance the pelvis, reduce stress on the uterus, and lower stress on the supporting ligaments. Reducing sacral subluxation may contribute to an easier labor and delivery.
Yes, it is safe to have a specialized pregnancy chiropractor adjust you when pregnant. Our pregnancy chiropractors use low-force adjusting techniques and have a different adjusting table for moms-to-be.
Chiropractic care coverage varies based on your insurance plan. We are in-network with many companies. We will run your insurance benefits prior to your first appointment, so that you know what is covered before receiving treatment.
No, you do not need a referral from a medical doctor to be seen by a chiropractor at Loehr Health Center.
There are many changes that happen to your musculoskeletal, endocrine, and other systems when you are pregnant. As your body prepares for the development and delivery of the baby, the following can happen if your spine or joints are misaligned:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
When the spine and pelvis are misaligned, the body may experience:
- Intrauterine constraint—this means that the available amount of room for the baby to grow is reduced.
- Increase in breech and posterior positions—these positions may make it more difficult to deliver a baby naturally.
- Increased need to have a cesarean (C-section)