Are you curious about what to expect from prenatal chiropractic care when you’re expecting? Pregnant women are embracing prenatal chiropractic care as a safe, effective way to enjoy a more vibrant pregnancy after hearing about how it can potentially help with everything from healthier pregnancies to shorter deliveries. Louisville Medical Center is proud to specialize in prenatal chiropractic care that can help you to maintain flexibility and comfort during this exciting journey full of physical changes. Many of our patients find that chiropractic care helps with:

Controlling symptoms of nausea and morning sickness.
Maintaining healthy digestion.
Keeping energy levels up!
Maintaining flexibility.
Reducing headaches.
Relieving back pain.
Relieving neck pain.
Taking pressure off of the joints.
Establishing pelvic strength and balance.
Preventing injuries.

There’s even evidence to suggest that prenatal chiropractic care can shorten delivery times while helping to create easier deliveries. Chiropractic care can play an important role in helping you to enjoy an active pregnancy because it utilizes various stretches and exercises that help you adjust your movements to account for loosened ligaments, a changing center of gravity and weight changes. Learning techniques for how to safely exercise to avoid strain can also be important if you’re concerned about issues like sprains, strains and round-ligament pain. In many cases, removing misalignments can help to eliminate common pregnancy complaints like headaches, nausea and indigestion.

The techniques learned during a prenatal chiropractic regimen can also be carried over to the postpartum period. The strain of caring for an infant often causes injuries because activities like holding a baby, carrying a baby, pushing a stroller and taking a baby in and out of car seats can all place strain on the body. Maintaining balance, flexibility and core strength during pregnancy can often help to provide protection against these types of strains. Many new mothers also choose to stay with chiropractic care to assist with recovery following birth.

When Should You Start Prenatal Chiropractor Care?

There’s no wrong time during pregnancy to begin parental chiropractic care. Many of our patients prefer to begin treatment during the first trimester because they’d like to avoid common first-trimester symptoms like nausea and body pain. However, it’s not too late to begin working with a chiropractor if you’re a few months into your pregnancy. Many patients find that chiropractic care becomes more and more essential as pregnancy progresses due to the way hormonal changes can loosen the ligaments. Here at Louisville Medical Center, many of our existing patients simply decide to continue with the preventative, balance-building chiropractic treatments they were using as part of their long-term wellness routines once they become pregnant.

Are you curious to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you to feel your best during pregnancy? Louisville Medical Center is here to help you avoid pain during pregnancy by providing support for musculoskeletal health. Contact our office today to book your first appointment!

Frequently Asked Questions About Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

Yes, seeing a chiropractor is considered to be both safe and beneficial during pregnancy. It’s recommended that you consult your primary care provider prior to booking your first chiropractic appointment to ensure that you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment. Certain risk factors should be taken into consideration before seeing a chiropractor while pregnant.

No! This is why it’s important to choose a chiropractor specializing in prenatal chiropractic care. While many of the techniques overlap, prenatal chiropractic care is tailored to be gentler. It’s very important to let your chiropractor know that you’re expecting prior to your appointment to ensure that you receive appropriate care.

There’s evidence to suggest that using the Webster technique can help to reverse a baby from the breech position prior to birth. One study places the success rate at 82 percent.