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Salt Lake City, Millcreek & Holladay, Utah

Prenatal Chiropractic

Women’s bodies go through a complete, albeit temporary, physical transformation during the nine months spent carrying a pregnancy. As the baby grows it can shift your spine and joints. In addition, this pelvic shift can reduce the amount of room in the womb which could make it harder for the baby to assume the proper position as delivery nears.

Prenatal chiropractic care follows the Webster technique where the ultimate goal is to both improve and maintain the balance of the spine and the pelvis to promote a healthier pregnancy.

Prenatal chiropractic treatments should not be a part of your prenatal regimen until after the twelfth week, which is the end of the first trimester. If you have any questions about prenatal chiropractic or how chiropractic services can benefit you and your baby, please contact Dr. Tiffani Fries.

What Can You Expect from Prenatal Chiropractic?

A Prenatal Chiropractic session is not like other other chiropractic treatments. First, you will not be asked to lay down on your stomach. You will be placed in a position on your back or your side that is most comfortable for you. You might even be seated in a chair.

Dr. Tiffani Fries will take you through a series of gentle adjustments to help you straighten out your posture and to balance the bones and joints in the pelvis. You will also be shown some stretches and other exercises.

Prenatal chiropractic care will help you get through your pregnancy more comfortably. The treatments will help you maintain a healthy pregnancy. Best of all, those patients who make prenatal chiropractic Care a part of their pregnancy tend to have a shorter labor and easier delivery and patients also have a lower chance of a breech presentation at delivery and fewer Cesarean Section deliveries.

What Can Prenatal Chiropractic Help Treat?

Prenatal Chiropractic Care treats the alignment of the pelvis and spine to allow for the changes taking place in your body. Prenatal Chiropractic Care is especially effective in treating the following pregnancy-related symptoms:

  • Nausea from morning sickness.
  • Pain in the low back, neck, and joints.
  • Leg cramps.
  • Swelling in your feet and ankles. This is also known as Edema.
  • Headaches and Migraines.
  • Poor posture from carrying the extra weight of the baby.
  • Spine out of alignment from the changes in your body.
  • Tension and anxiety.
  • Ease the discomfort from painful Braxton-Hicks contractions

Prenatal Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions

Since x-rays can be dangerous to pregnancy, the pelvic balance will only become apparent during a physical examination. Dr. Tiffani Fries is trained in what to look for during examination and will take into account what trimester you are in, the size of the baby, and all of your symptoms.

As your body changes to accommodate your growing fetus, the natural curve in your back changes. This affects not only your lower back, but your posture as well. It is not uncommon for Sciatica to develop during this time.

Chiropractic care, in general, is to promote your body functioning as best it can. By balancing your system, keeping your spine aligned and balanced, and the benefits of increased circulation and less stress. When your body is in this balanced state, conception might come easier than when you are stressed.

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Interested in Prenatal Chiro? Reach out to Dr. Tiffani Fries and Genesis Chiropractic to request an appointment!

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