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Pregnancy Chiropractic at Siraguso Family Chiropractic

The first question we get asked is why should a pregnant woman see a chiropractor? If you think about, it makes perfect sense. You have this woman who is used to carrying around, let’s say 150lbs. All of a sudden, her body has to support 175lbs or more!

Doctor talking to pregnanty patientThe additional strain on a pregnant woman’s joints and muscles, balance issues and pressure from an enlarged abdomen are substantial. Pain and discomfort, especially in the third trimester, are common. Making sure the mom-to-be is comfortable and pain-free is good for her and the baby.

The other question we get is it safe? Not only is pregnancy chiropractic safe, it’s effective, gentle and completely natural. Adjustments are different from general chiropractic. Special tables and pillows help support and comfort mom as well.

As her body prepares for delivery, mom’s body produces hormones which loosen her ligaments. This makes it easier and gentler to do the adjustment. We only use manual manipulation, nothing else. If she is experiencing pain, there are few, if any, safe medications to ease her discomfort.

Pregnancy chiropractic reduces the pain before and during the delivery. Most moms have told us they had a much easier delivery with adjustments during pregnancy. After adjusting, mom is less tense and has less stress which helps the baby as well.

This is the only time where chiropractic treats the symptoms rather than the whole body. After delivery, any trauma sustained will receive total body care.

Before any treatment, we obtain your medical history, including past pregnancies, if any. Your pregnancy goals are also discussed, such as natural childbirth. This helps with your assessment and care plan.
Pregnancy chiropractic works on the bony ligament systems and muscular structures of the pelvis. The baby is not touched at any point.

Here are 5 ways pregnancy chiropractic can benefit you:

1. Reduces uterine restrictions – When mom’s ligaments relax, it allows the baby to be in the right position when she’s moving around. Sometimes, too much stress is placed on the ligaments preventing the baby from moving. Adjustment can reduce the stress and allow the baby to move.

2. Shorter labor time and easier delivery – Chiropractic care aligns mom’s joints and spine making for a smoother delivery process. Adjustments can help turn and reposition the baby when found to be in a breech position.

Statistics also show that chiropractic care can reduce labor time by as much as 25%.

3. Reduces lower back pain – Pain is caused by the extra weight moms have to carry. Chiropractic care can correct the posture of the spine as the baby grows and prevent discomfort.

Other benefits can be relief from headaches, back, chest and neck pain, sciatica and tight hip muscles.

4. Chiropractic helps ease morning sickness – When nerves are compressed or vertebrae misaligned, digestive issues can occur, leading to nausea and vomiting. Adjustments correct the problems and provide relief from these issues. Some moms have found a reduction in symptoms from acid reflux as well.

5. Helps with recovery after birth – Studies show that regular adjustments prior to delivery, help the body to recover faster. Proper alignment stimulates the nervous system helping it stay functional, balanced and healthy.

Questions? We’d Love to Speak with You

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us today-we can’t wait to help you experience the best possible pregnancy. Contact us at (816) 415-2900 asap!

Pregnancy Chiropractor in Liberty MO | (816) 415-2900