Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Chiropractic care for expecting mothers is highly recommended due to the aches and pains of pregnancy. Adjustments are a great drug-free alternative to help relieve any pregnancy-related back pain. Our highly skilled doctors will help to determine the best care plan for pregnant women in order to help with any discomfort and make this time as relaxing as possible!
There are many benefits to a prenatal massage, a type of massage where cushions, pillows and bolsters are employed to comfortably support pregnant patients typically in a side lying position, to ease the strain on the lower back, and reduce pain. Typically the goal of a prenatal massage is to reduce discomfort and symptoms which can include foot pain and swelling in the legs, muscle cramps, sciatica, lower back pain and overall fatigue. A massage session can also decrease stress and help improve sleep.
Women who have recently pre-term contractions, experienced bleeding, or have any of the following conditions should speak with a health care provider to be cleared prior to receiving a massage:
- Experiencing severe swelling, high blood pressure, or sudden, severe headaches
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
- Previous pre-term labor