Chiropractic care and pregnancy go together like peanut butter and jelly! There are a handful of reasons why and I want to take this opportunity to discuss them! 

One of the first reasons chiropractic is great for pregnancy is the role your nervous system plays in growing a tiny human! Our nervous system tells our body HOW to do absolutely EVERYTHING. Chiropractic care ensures that our brain is communicating clearly with all of our organs and glands. Therefore, chiropractic care is really important for mom’s nervous system to talk clearly with baby’s for the best chance at great development!  

Another important reason to get chiropractic care during pregnancy is because of the physical changes within the body! As the baby grows, that changes mom’s biomechanics. We say that it is “COMMON” to have a painful pregnancy, NOT normal. Having an uncomfortable pregnancy, sure that’s normal but being in pain shouldn’t be the norm. 

Emotional, physical, and chemical stress during pregnancy are also fantastic reasons to get chiropractic care. Stress during pregnancy not only affects mom but it affects baby too. Chiropractic care allows mom’s body to adapt to the stresses (good and not so good) of pregnancy. So if mom is adapting well, so is the baby! Check out our previous blogs to dive into the stressors a little bit deeper! 

We often get the question “how do you adjust pregnant moms, they cannot lay face down?” Answer: We have tables for that! The tables move to accommodate mom’s belly so she can lay face down and get checked! A lot of moms actually ask if they can nap like that because it’s so comfortable! Getting adjusted during pregnancy is safe, gentle and effective! 

The technique that we use to analyze mom’s pelvic area, bones and soft tissue, is called Webster’s. It was created by Dr. Larry Webster and his goal was to make sure mom’s pelvis was perfectly balanced to make optimal room for the baby to move and grow! Both Dr. Lauren and Dr. Jen are trained in Websters! Remember, the sooner you start chiropractic care in pregnancy, the more benefits you will see!  

If you or anyone you know would benefit from Chiropractic care during pregnancy or have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out! 

 

We are also hosting a virtual Baby Bumps via Zoom on October 7 at 6:15 pm! If you would like to tune in, be sure to RSVP so we can send you the link!

 

Live Connected, 

Dr. Lauren

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