What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
Supporting a healthy pregnancy is the ultimate goal of chiropractic care while pregnant. If you’ve been pregnant before, or are pregnant now, you know it comes with challenges.
Women often seek chiropractic care for pregnancy-related conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, round ligament pain, pubic symphysis discomfort, and headaches; problems that may not have bothered them before their pregnancy.
Some women seek or continue chiropractic care solely for the purpose of maintaining a fit and active lifestyle while pregnant. They recognize how important it is to stay active for their health and the health of their baby, and they feel periodic care helps them do that. Other benefits of chiropractic care while pregnant may include a more comfortable delivery and increased relaxation of the pelvic floor musculature.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
The most common question about chiropractic care during pregnancy is “Is it safe?” Research has shown that there are no known adverse effects to chiropractic care in pregnant women other than things that would be considered contraindications in a non-gravid individual.
Chiropractic care is a great option for women to treat and manage pregnancy-related aches and pains. Many times options for pain relief are limited while carrying a child and chiropractic is a drug-free, safe, and effective treatment option.
Cary Prenatal Chiropractor
Brianna Williams DC is experienced in working closely and communicating effectively with birth providers such as OB/GYN doctors, nurse practitioner midwives, and doulas. In fact, she frequently sees patients who have been referred by their medical provider to address pregnancy-related pain during a time when their options for pain relief are limited.
She understands that pregnancy is a vulnerable and exciting time and that a lot of moms (or their partners) are apprehensive about chiropractic care. She is trained in techniques that are gentle and safe for the pregnant mother and discusses with all her patients what they can expect during their care.