How does chiropractic help pregnancy and post-pregnancy?

If there’s any class of patients that need chiropractic care the most its pregnant women. Pregnancy changes a woman’s balance and can make distortions more severe which can cause pain and exhaustion. Chiropractic can help ensure that body structure is balanced and that the pelvis is relaxed and open so the developing baby has the maximum amount of room in which to develop. Clinical reports show chiropractic helping with breastfeeding and the return to a pre-pregnancy figure.

Clinical research reveals that breech presentations have been corrected with the fetus turning into a healthy position as a result of chiropractic pelvic-balancing procedures, known as Webster Technique. Both of our chiropractors are trained and certified in this technique.  More information can be found on the ICPA website here.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, “chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach to enhancing the body’s ability to function properly”. The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.*

Benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy:*
-Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
-Controlling symptoms of nausea
-Reducing the time of labor and delivery
-Relieving back, neck or joint pain
-Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

For more information about this specific topic, make an appointment with Dr. Babcox or Dr. Catini today. Dr. Rachel hosts a once a month Moms group at the Issaquah Coffee Company on the second Wednesday every month from 9:00am-10:00am.

*“Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Volume 25. August 2002. American Pregnancy Association. 2000. Retrieved: 24 May 2011. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/chiropracticcare.html

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