Frequently Asked Questions
Is chiropractic safe while pregnant?
Chiropractic is completely safe for women during their pregnancy.
When do I need to tell my chiropractor I'm pregnant?
As soon as you found out you’re pregnant you should tell your chiropractor. That way your care can be tailored to your specific needs.
How does chiropractic help with pregnancy?
Chiropractic care balances the spine and the nerve system. Better balance in these areas helps the baby develop properly and helps the expecting mom stay comfortable and flexible during her pregnancy.
When should you start prenatal chiropractic care?
Expecting moms should start prenatal chiropractic care as soon as possible. It is better to maintain a healthy spine and nerve system throughout the entire pregnancy rather than wait until symptoms occur before seeing the chiropractor.
Does chiropractic care reduce labor time?
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help reduce labor time and labor pain.
Hello, everyone. This is Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place here in Redding, California. Today's video is about the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. A lot of patients have come through my office doors over the last 15 years to experience what chiropractic care can do for them during their pregnancy. And there are a number of benefits. So we'll be going over those today.
First and foremost, one of the first things people notice is a decrease in their pain levels. When women are carrying a child and having that center of gravity change on a daily basis, that shift and that change in the body can create a lot of aches and pains. And one of those things I hear from my moms is, "Gosh, I feel so much better after I get adjusted. My pain levels come way down. I feel like I can function better." The other thing they notice, obviously, when we restore motion to these joints is a better range of motion. Those joints can move better. They have more flexibility, and they don't feel as stiff. These are tremendous benefits to them.
The other thing that from the studies we've looked at with chiropractic care in pregnancy, some pretty amazing things, and definitely my moms, when they hear these studies, are very interested in knowing this, decreased labor pain by up to 33%. The patients that were under chiropractic care versus not report a decrease in labor pain by up to 33%. That is tremendous.
And here's the big one, too, that my moms love hearing is that the chiropractic care patients, the pregnant moms, they reported decreased labor time up to 50%. So you could cut your labor time in half by utilizing chiropractic care, and you might be asking, "Well, how does that work?"
Well, number one, having proper spinal and pelvic alignment allows the baby to properly descend before delivery. So having motion in our pelvis and in our lower back, proper motion, allows that flexibility that's needed when the baby is descending during delivery, for that baby to easily transition outward. So that's one of the benefits of chiropractic care. The other side of that is that chiropractic care affects the function of your nerve system, and your nerve system is what governs everything your body does, including, it governs your uterine contractions. The contractions of the uterus are what stimulate and push the baby out, all of those contractions are stimulated through the nerve system, and when chiropractic care is utilized in adjusting the spine, it opens up those nerve channels and allows those nerves to communicate with the body properly. In this case, communicate properly with the uterus so that the baby can be delivered properly.
Very cool stuff. Hopefully, that's informative for you. There are tremendous benefits to chiropractic care during pregnancy. I hope if you are pregnant, you will consider our office for your chiropractic care needs during that time, and we will be happy to take care of you. If you have any more questions on this, give our office a call. I am Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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