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Chiropractic and pregnancy

            Pregnancy puts quite the strain on a woman’s body. Pelvic changes, postural adaptations, and an increased curve in the low back due to an enlarged abdomen are just a few examples of stress and changes the newly formed body have to endure. Chiropractic has been proven safe and effective in helping to eliminate potential problems caused by these changes.

            Establishing balance of the pelvis and alignment of the spine not only helps to reduce pain, but also helps to maintain a healthier pregnancy and also may help to reduce the time of labor and delivery by allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. The American Pregnancy Association states that “with a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.”

Chiropractic care is not only important during pregnancy, but also after delivery to help the body recover and heal so the spine and pelvis are aligned. All chiropractors are trained in caring for pregnant women. They will use techniques that avoid excess pressure on the abdomen and modify techniques according to the differing symptoms and problems that the woman may present with.