Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Dr. Lisa provides comprehensive specialty care for women in through all stages of pregnancy.  From conception to birth, women find that getting adjusted can not only relieve many of the aches and pains involved in pregnancy, but also  allow shorter and easier labors and births, as well as a more enjoyable post -partum experience.

Common results benefits from chiropractic care during pregnancy:

  • Increased overall comfort
  • Less feelings of constriction inside the belly and ribcage Feeling that there is “more room” inside the belly and ribcage
  • Decreased or elimination of sciatica symptoms
  • Significantly reduced headaches, joint aches, and wrist/ankle pain
  • Increased feeling of stability in the pelvis and less pain in the pelvis and pubic bone
  • Better and deeper sleep
  • Reduced incidence of nausea/morning sickness
  • Decreased anxiety about the birth and post partum period

Adding comfort to your pregnancy.

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. A large percentage of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/ pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body’s spinal adaptations to that growth.

Preexisting assymptomatic imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during these times. The added stresses can  lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.

As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis/hip dysplasia/breech presentation can occur because a baby’s space was cramped in utero.

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