Pregnancy and Chiropractic FAQ

Congratulations on your pregnancy! 

We are sure you've done your research.  Or maybe you are just starting this journey into parenthood.  We hope to be a resource during this amazing time in your life.  

Here are some answers to questions you may have about Chiropractic during pregnancy.

Is chiropractic safe for expectant mothers?

Yes, chiropractic is safe for both mother and child. We utilize gentle techniques that allow for gentle adjustments. Our goal is to provide mom safe, gentle, appropriate care through each stage of pregnancy. Our doctors have specialized training and certifications in addressing the pregnant patient.  Chiropractic is legally licensed in all fifty states for care of pregnant patients.

What kind of issues have responded to chiropractic during pregnancy?

Chiropractic research is growing in this area and is in the beginning phases of confirming things that we have seen in clinical practice such as:

  • Low back pain 
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Morning sickness/nausea      

What if my health issue doesn't respond to chiropractic?

Our training helps us to help you make sure you are getting the care that you need.  If we determine that your results are not typical or another problem becomes a higher priority we will help direct you to the care that you need.

When is the best time to go to a chiropractor when I am pregnant

Actually, the best time to see your chiropractor is when you are deciding to become pregnant.  The mothers body is a miracle in the making.  The first cells to form in the baby are those of the neural tube (the nervous system) which makes the spine and rest of the body, making it vitally important for the mothers body to best be able to produce this miracle.

However some benefits can be found during almost any trimester and even after birth of the child.

How does chiropractic help?

Chiropractic helps by addressing the tone of your nervous system.  Your body is already undergoing the many changes necessary to produce a living, healthy productive human being. Chiropractic adjustments are aimed at improving the overall function and communication that occur during this period of adaptation and growth.

With so many types of birth providers, who is in charge of my pregnancy, body and birth choices? 

We want you to be empowered during this right of passage in life.  We are here to make suggestions and be a listening ear, not to judge your decisions.  Ultimately, like your other health care choices it is up to you to have the final say.