Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Supporting a healthy pregnancy is the ultimate goal of chiropractic care while pregnant, and some of our patients seek care for just that reason. However, 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 decreased labor times, ensuring the proper position of the baby, and increased relaxation of the pelvic floor musculature.

Cary Prenatal Chiropractor

Dr. Brianna Williams 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 referred from their medical provider and can effectively help them find relief during a time when their options for pain relief are limited.

Safety of Chiropractic During Pregnancy

The most common questions 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 who are experiencing aches and pains due to pregnancy. Many times options for pain relief are limited while carrying a child and chiropractic is a drug-free, safe, and effective treatment option.

Dr. Brianna understands that pregnancy is a vulnerable and exciting time and that a lot of moms (or their partners) are apprehensive about the care that they might perceive as “rough” or dangerous. She is trained in techniques that are gentle and safe for the pregnant mother and discusses with all new patients what to expect during their care.