Pregnancy Care

While pregnant, ideally every woman should be under chiropractic care. At no time in your life are pelvic balance, proper joint motion and optimal nervous system function more important! Prenatal chiropractic care also provides a safe, effective and drug-free approach to relieve pain during pregnancy, by decreasing pressure on the joints, muscles and nerves of the spine and pelvis.

In a study published by the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on Feb. 4, 2013, chiropractic care was shown to improve the quality of life for pregnant patients by addressing pregnancy-related complaints and to some extent ‘wellness care’.
We recommend that all pregnant women be under chiropractic care. Chiropractic care includes gentle spine and pelvic adjustments, muscle work, ligament release and providing simple tools such as tips for maintaining proper pelvic posture and gentle stretches. When working with pregnant women the focus is on the pelvis with the intention to restore proper joint biomechanics, eliminate nerve interference and normalize muscle tone and function to create an easier and more enjoyable pregnancy and birth process.

Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to:

  • Help you remain active throughout your pregnancy
  • Reduce the need for pain medication during pregnancy by 50%
  • Be safe for mother and baby

During the labour and birth process chiropractic care has been shown to:

  • Reduce the incidence of back labour
  • Reduce the amount of pain medication during labour
  • Help make delivery more comfortable
  • Improve your recovery from childbirth

For more information regarding chiropractic care during pregnancy visit the ICPA website.

For more information regarding Breech Positioning & the Webster Technique, we recommend this article by Pathways To Family Wellness

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy