- Dr. Megan Westbrook
Chiropractic during Pregnancy
There is a widespread belief that chiropractors are only meant to work with back or neck pain. This is so far beyond the truth! Chiropractors are doctors that focus on the function of the spine and nervous system. If someone is not in pain, it doesn’t exclude them from being a great candidate for chiropractic care. There are so many benefits to being adjusted. If you are newly pregnant or even in the second or third trimester, chiropractic care can do so much for you!
First of all, YES, it is safe for pregnancy. There are no contraindications to being adjusted while pregnant. Most chiropractors even have tables that allow a pregnant woman to lie face down!
Some of the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include an improvement in posture, reducing tension and pain, more energy, and improved digestive and immune system function. These benefits help tremendously with some of the changes women experience during pregnancy such as a tilted pelvis, modified gait, increased fatigue, and digestive issues.
Women who have been under care while pregnant have also described having shorter labor times, a shorter recovery from labor and delivery, and the most important thing, healthier babies!
Chiropractic care is highly recommended for anyone, but most certainly pregnant mommas-to-be! I highly encourage you to seek out care to enjoy all the amazing benefits while you’re pregnant!