Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a great benefit to the pregnant woman.
Chiropractic adjustments align the patient's spinal structure so her body will function at its highest capacity.
When the sacroiliac joint (located where the tail bone and hip join together) is out of place, it can cause low back, hip and leg pain, but it can also effect the position of the in-utero baby. Some of the nerves from the sacroiliac joint go to the uterus. The aggravation of this nerve will cause the uterus to go into spasm, thus changing its shape, and preventing the baby from being in the optimal head down position. Often the baby will present in a transverse or breach position.
The baby should be in the head down position by the seventh month of pregnancy. This is the best time to start getting checked for the sacroiliac misalignments. Because of the positive effect chiropractic has on body function, pregnant moms should have their backs checked at least one time each month. This will allow for a more safe and easy delivery, as well as optimize health benefits for both mother and baby.
We specialize in pregnancy chiropractic care, nutrition & lifestyle coaching, and pregnancy massage.