During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through significant changes to accommodate her growing baby and prepare for birth. Along with those changes come discomfort and pain. Hip pain, back pain, headaches and other types of discomfort are common. Chiropractic during pregnancy also helps pregnant women be able to carry their babies with better postural support.
Dr. Miry has adjusted his wife through both of her pregnancies. He cares for many moms-to-be at San Ramon Chiropractic and provides safe and gentle care you can trust.
Here are some of the primary benefits for which moms-to-be seek our care:
One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy is it’s a natural way to alleviate pain. As it’s not safe to be taking medication during pregnancy, chiropractic is a fantastic and effective alternative.
Because chiropractic adjustments improve a pregnant woman’s nervous system and digestive system, she’ll experience less morning sickness and other digestive problems like heartburn and constipation which typically occur in the second and third trimesters.
If you have misaligned joints, chiropractic can help restore alignment, particularly in the pelvis, around the sacrum area and the ilium area because that’s where the baby’s going to come out of.
The chiropractic adjustment can correct subluxations in the pelvic area which can help to balance the uterus. When this happens the baby can get into the optimal birth position which makes for a quicker and more comfortable labor and delivery.
All of our adjusting tables allow for pregnant women to lie face down. The tables have a drop section so you can lie belly down. A lot of women, when they come in, remark that it’s the first time they’ve been able to lie on their stomach. They appreciate being able to get relief while they’re getting adjusted here.
To further ensure your comfort, we can adjust you using certain techniques like the Drop Table Technique or Activator Methods®, which uses an instrument. These approaches are gentle and don’t put any pressure on the abdomen.
In addition to the adjustment, we can provide effective stretches to help release muscle tension. The benefit is that you can sleep better and walk around better.
Is chiropractic safe during every stage of pregnancy?
Yes! Dr. Miry has adjusted his wife throughout both of her pregnancies. We can adjust our pregnant patients right up to their due date.
When should I start coming in for care?
Ideally, you should get care before trying to conceive. However, chiropractic can benefit you and your baby during every stage of pregnancy.
How often should I come in during pregnancy?
It depends. If a mom-to-be is holding her alignment pretty well after her first couple of visits then once a month is likely a good frequency. If you have chronic pain then we would have you come in more frequently to help alleviate your discomfort.
Do you notice any difference between a woman carrying one child, versus multiple children?
Women who are pregnant with multiple children sometimes start to show a lot larger and a little bit earlier, so that can cause a lot more pain.
We do recommend postpartum care for moms. Typically, we suggest that you come in a few weeks after giving birth.
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