Is It Safe to See a Chiropractor When I’m Pregnant?

Is it safe to see a chiropractor when I’m pregnant? It’s one of the questions we hear a lot from expectant mothers here at Genesis Chiropractic. Yes, chiropractic care during pregnancy is considered perfectly safe for most pregnant women. The American Pregnancy Association notes that there are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Far from being just safe, prenatal chiropractic care can help expectant mothers to enjoy wellness benefits throughout their pregnancies. Many women also find that prenatal chiropractic care helps them to enjoy benefits during delivery and postnatal recovery.

How Chiropractors Help Women During Pregnancy

Chiropractors are specially trained to treat pregnant women. While techniques for prenatal and ordinary chiropractic care are essentially the same, prenatal chiropractic care is adapted to provide extra safety and benefits for expectant mothers. During prenatal chiropractic visits, expectants mothers receive adjustments that help to bring the body into alignment. A big part of prenatal care focuses on reducing stress in the spinal nerve to help the body to properly regulate hormonal messaging, promote joint stability and avoid pain caused by compression or misalignment. Chiropractic care may actually help women to enjoy safer pregnancies due to the fact that maintaining proper posture and flexibility during pregnancy can help women avoid strains and injuries. Addressing pain or instability as your joints and ligaments stretch in response to hormonal releases that prepare your body for labor can even help to prevent falls.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care Techniques

There are many different methods and techniques that are used during prenatal chiropractic care. Women often seek chiropractic adjustments to help with nausea, back pain, sciatic pain and much more. Many women also find that chiropractic care assists with changing the position of the baby prior to delivery to avoid breech birth. In addition to using tables that make it easier to reduce pressure on the body, chiropractors also utilize special stretches and exercises that are safe during pregnancy. When working with a chiropractor, your care will be personalized to address your comfort level and areas of concern.

While chiropractic care during pregnancy is considered very safe and beneficial for expectant mothers, there may be some cases where it’s important to check with your primary physician before seeking treatment. You may be advised to avoid chiropractic care and similar therapies if you’re experiencing vaginal bleeding, cramping, premature labor, toxemia or any other issues that may place you in a special high-risk category. Be sure to bring up any concerns you have prior to seeking chiropractic treatment to ensure that all of your care providers are on the same page regarding what’s healthiest for you and your baby!

Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Genesis Chiropractic

Founded in 2002 by Dr. Tiffani Fries, Genesis Chiropractic has been helping pregnant women enjoy wellness and vitality throughout their pregnancies for nearly two decades at our office in Holladay, Utah. We work with clients throughout Salt Lake City, Utah; Millcreek, Utah; and Holladay, Utah. We’re proud to provide every prenatal client with personalized care that addresses their specific pregnancy needs and goals!

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office! Please contact Genesis Chiropractic today to learn more about prenatal chiropractic care or book your appointment.