The Benefits of Perinatal and Prenatal Chiropractic Care and Treatment: Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Natural. Safe. Effective.
Your Pittsburgh Chiropractor, Dr. LeGault detects and corrects any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere in your body that could contribute to pregnancy discomfort or possible neuromusculoskeletal problems using Chiropractic techniques, including the Webster Technique.
Chiropractic care in Pittsburgh and other regions prior to conception promotes optimum bodily function, which means a more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function. Surprisingly, many people who have self-diagnosed or have been told they are infertile have been helped by restoring proper nerve supply to reproductive organs.
Mothers who get adjusted seem to require less medical intervention. Most women report shorter and less traumatic births. With a proper nerve supply and a fully functioning musculoskeletal system, well-timed contractions help move the baby more easily through the birth canal. Chiropractic care has been shown to help after childbirth as well. For about two months following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosen during pregnancy begin to tighten up again; its important to promote proper alignment and function. Ideally, problems brought on during pregnancy should be treated before the structures return to their pre-pregnancy state to prevent progression of the vertebral subluxation complex, muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and other problems.
Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby is unable to comfortably turn its head. It is extremely important to have chiropractic spinal checkup for your newborn as soon as possible.
As a patient at LeGault Chiropractic, you are able to relax by knowing we use specific touch to make our adjustments safe, comfortable and effective.
Commonly asked questions about pregnancy and Chiropractic care.
Can I see a chiropractor while pregnant?
Yes! Chiropractic care is natural and extremely effective and you don’t require anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about health issues affecting you or your child. LeGault Chiropractic works closely with you and your other practitioners to make sure you are receiving proper care and understand the value of Chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to better health.
Can I visit a chiropractor while pregnant first (1st), second (2nd), or third (3rd) trimester?
Yes! Chiropractic care is safe throughout all trimesters. There are a variety of techniques and adjusting methods to improve overall function.
Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?
Yes! Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps restore and maintain balance, alignment, and flexibility. When the growing baby is comfortable within properly functioning spinal and pelvic structures, it can assume the ideal birthing position. As your body changes, various alterations to your care plan will take place. Doctor’s of Chiropractic offer an extremely safe and comfortable environment for mothers-to-be.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?*
- Decreased pain (neck, sciatica, intervertebral disc, back, or joint pain)
- Improved nerve supply and function
- Higher energy levels
- Stress reduction
- Decreased nausea symptoms
- Reduced labor and delivery time
- Prevent potential cesarean section (usually related to positioning)
What are some common reasons pregnant women see a chiropractor?
- vertebral subluxation complex
- thoracic outlet syndrome
- round ligament syndrome
- pubic symphysis dysfunction
- plantar fasciitis
- muscle spasms
- leg pain
- back pain
- sacroiliac dysfunction
- neck pain
- hip pain
- intercostal neuralgia
- piriformis sydrome
- rib pain
- knee pain
- lumbar facet syndrome
- intervertebral disc herniation, bulge, protrusion
- ankle pain
Will Chiropractic adjustments hurt my baby?
Chiropractic care is extremely safe both in-womb and after your child is born. An infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults (children with torticollis improve quickly). The energy (amount of force) needed to adjust a child’s spine considerably less than the amount needed to adjust the parents. Your child will not be receiving the “same” adjustments and care that you may be receiving. Please see Children and Chiropractic for details.