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Posted on 08-14-2015

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe for Pregnant Mothers?

The Role of the Chiropractor in Prenatal Wellness

If you have learned that you're going to be a mother -- first of all, congratulations! This is an exciting time, but it can also prove an uncomfortable one as your body adapts to the pregnancy. Fortunately, our chiropractor at Michaux Family Chiropractic, Dr. Kurt Michaux, can provide you with safe, gentle adjustments that not only relieve discomfort but also improve your overall wellness during this critical time.

Some expectant mothers worry about whether musculoskeletal adjustments are safe for themselves and their unborn child during pregnancy. But when performed properly, these adjustments are not only safe, but they can do much to improve the ease and success of the pregnancy. Keep in mind that if you are going to give birth, proper pelvic alignment is more important than ever. Pelvic misalignment can create a situation known as intrauterine constraint. The developing fetus has less room to move around and may have trouble getting into the ideal position for a normal, uncomplicated passage through the birth canal. By making sure your pelvis is correctly aligned, we can reduce the chances of a breech delivery requiring Caesarian section. 

Pregnancy can also lead to lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches, as your body weight increases and your balance shifts forward. Changes in hormone levels can cause or aggravate pain in their own right, while also contributing to uncomfortable edema (swelling) in the extremities. In short, your bodily functions are impaired and you feel bad -- but at the same time, you want to avoid taking lots of medications while pregnant. We can combine spinal adjustments with other natural therapeutic techniques to bring you drug-free pain relief and improved physical function.

Prenatal Chiropractic for Clermont, Minneola, Davenport, Four Corners, Windermere and Groveland

We are happy to offer prenatal adjustments to women in the Clermont, Minneola, Davenport, Four Corners, Windermere and Groveland, FL areas. Let us provide you with safe treatment for a healthier pregnancy! Call us at 352-243-7300 and schedule an appointment today!

Have you been pregnant before? What aches or pains did you experience?

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