Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Can Pregnant Women Get Chiropractic Adjustments?
Yes! Chiropractors use special pillows or tables to allow a pregnant woman to lie face down and have their pelvis and spine evaluated comfortably. Pregnancy is considered by many a very critical time to maintain proper alignment. Balancing the pelvis allows optimal motion of the joints and ease in the muscles and ligaments. This creates ideal positioning of the baby, therefore resulting in less labor time and pain.
Common conditions improved during pregnancy:
-Low back pain
The Webster chiropractic technique is a specific way to analyze the pelvis of a pregnant woman. The goal is to restore normal motion to the sacroiliac joints and pelvic ligaments and musculature. This in turn creates optimal neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis. This is why so many breech presentations successfully move to the head down position.
It's best to start chiropractic care at the beginning of your pregnancy to ensure the best possible outcome.