Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care during pregnancy not only can help you to stay more comfortable, but can also help to facilitate your birth. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to significantly reduce the length of time a woman labors. First time moms averaged a 24% shorter labor, while mothers who have already given birth experienced a 39% reduction in the average labor length, compared to controls. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can also reduce the likelihood of experiencing back labor. Additionally, regular chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to reduce the C-section rate.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can safely continue up until the time of birth.
Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their pain. Due to the center of gravity changing and the added weight, pregnancy can cause lower back irritation and spinal irritation. Chiropractic care can help alleviate these symptoms.