Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

Your pregnancy should be a fun and an enjoyable process, not time spent in pain or discomfort.

Prenatal Care

Research Statistics:

  • 75% of those seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy find pain relief (1)

  • Chiropractic care can reduce labor times by 25% during first pregnancy, and up to 31% during additional pregnancies (2)

During pregnancy, the increased amounts of estrogen, progesterone & relaxin hormones circulating in the blood have effects on the body that prepare it for child birth, such as loosening of the ligaments especially surrounding the pelvis. While this process is normal to assist in the ability of baby to descend into the pelvis and pass through the birth canal, it can result in pelvic hypermobility (excess movements) and decreased spinal stability. Baby may also occasionally rest against the nerves of the low back & pelvic regions causing discomfort for the pregnant person. During pregnancy, there is an increased risk of experiencing low back & pelvic pain (including back labor) from physically strenuous work or due to previous back injury.

By utilizing chiropractic care during pregnancy, someone is less likely to experience improper baby positioning (breech, transverse) and intrauterine constraint where musculoskeletal conditions prevent optimal room for baby to grow - both of which often lead to cesarean section. Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy and your body will be supported during treatment by the use of pillows, chiropractic tools & the use of Webster Technique.

Postnatal Care

No matter what type of birth you have had, vaginal or c-section, the body has the same hormonal and pelvic biomechanical changes that can lead to discomfort while walking, nursing and sleeping. Postnatal chiropractic care works to restore pelvic balance using spinal manipulation (adjustments), exercises and stretches similar to prenatal care.

 

During this time it is also important to address concerns of the thoracic region (upper back) due to breastfeeding positions and increased breast size/weight, bottle feeding or simply carrying and rocking babies. During these activities, parents have a tendency to flex the body forward which aggravates the neck and upper back.

Common Pregnancy Related Complaints We Can Help With:
  • Back aching

  • Sciatica

  • Neck, back, hip pain

  • Headaches

  • Morning Sickness (nausea/vomiting)

  • Preparing for VBAC

  • Pubic Symphysis Pain

  • Heartburn

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Meralgia Paresthetica

  • Feet, Leg Pain

  • Swelling of the hands or feet

  • Round Ligament Pain

  • Desire to maintain a healthy pregnancy

  • Desire to improve posture

  • Reduce the chances of emergency c-section

  • Reduce the risks of dystocia (difficult labor)

  • Maintaining or achieving baby's optimal position

  • Desire to maintain proper nutrition

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Have questions about pregnancy chiropractic care? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us or schedule a free 20 minute consultation where Dr. Kristin will address any questions or concerns.

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7000 East Genesee St., Bldg B Lower, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Tel:  (315) 314-3900

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