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Pregnancy Chiropractic

Pregnant couple relaxingWe want our bodies to function at an optimal level whenever possible. This becomes even more important during pregnancy. Chiropractic is completely safe, effective, gentle, all-natural healthcare for mom and baby.

Why Do I Need Chiropractic Care?

During pregnancy, a woman’s body faces massive challenges because of physical, chemical and emotional changes. The hormone, Relaxin, allows everything to spread and change preparing for the baby’s arrival. The center of gravity changes in her body and spine. Chiropractic care is crucial; it’s the key to keeping mom healthy.

As the woman progresses in her pregnancy, the curvature in her lower back increases. This is the cause of the low back and sciatic pain many women complain about. It’s important to continue to adjust that area to relieve pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic care has also been shown to help with labor and delivery. When the spine and pelvis are in alignment, your chances for a quicker and more natural childbirth increase. Our doctors typically see moms for wellness visits during the first two trimesters. Visits become more frequent in the third trimester as mom’s discomfort increases.

Can You Benefit?

Some benefits of chiropractic care are:

  • Helps maintain good health throughout the pregnancy – when your body is in alignment and functioning properly, optimum wellness is possible. Resulting in decreased stress and fatigue.
  • Helps with forward head posture that leads to neck and shoulder pain, as well as headaches and carpal tunnel.
  • Helps with immune and digestive issues
  • Relieves back, neck and joint pain – carrying around the extra weight of the baby puts mom’s skeletal system under duress.
  • Breech Birth – Breech deliveries cause difficulties for both mom and baby. Chiropractic has developed a technique that helps baby move into optimal birth position.

Post-partum Recovery

The changes in your pelvis can make walking, sitting and sleeping uncomfortable. Add in the new stresses of picking up and carrying your baby and the loaded diaper bag that goes along it. No wonder you hurt!

Relaxin remains in mom’s body after delivery, but now the baby’s weight is on the outside. You’re constantly looking down at your baby when you’re feeding them, changing diapers, etc. This change in position can lead to stress in the neck, shoulders and upper back.

Another issue we see comes from using baby carriers. These are not designed to be ergonomically sound. With the weight of the child pulling the upper body forward, we are seeing Scoliosis-like spinal issues.

Chiropractic care can help you make a smoother transition and get you back to feeling your best.

We’re Here to Help You

Ready to book an appointment? We would love to help you get ready for your new baby. Chiropractic care can take away some of your stress and discomfort. Contact us today to get started.
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Pregnancy Chiropractor in Waterford, Clarkston, White Lake, and Pontiac MI | (248) 673-1215