There is a lot of great research and information on the benefits of Chiropractic care for pregnant women. I’ll get to that in a second but first let me share the most common thing pregnant moms under Chiropractic care tell me:
“I’m way more comfortable and feel much better under Chiropractic care compared to my previous pregnancy without care”
For me that’s all I need to hear.
I can see with each adjustment how expecting moms walk better, have better balance, less joint pain, feeling freer in movement AND breathe better while having more energy. I am also able to adapt the technique for mom’s changing body so she doesn’t have to lay on her stomach.
Typically I’ll adjust women either weekly or twice a month during pregnancy to keep them feeling and functioning their best.
One concern I have for pregnancy is that it’s often treated like a disease. Many new moms are often worried and scared they are going to do something horrible to injure their baby.
It’s important to assure moms there isn’t that much you have to do once your pregnant. The whole process of pregnancy is a pretty cool design.
Before I became a Chiropractor I was a personal trainer and nutritionist working with pregnant women.
Nutritionally we didn’t change much. There is a lot of concern over folic acid but as long as you are eating lots of salads, veggies, and green leafy veggies you’ll be just fine.
I highly recommend a ‘greens’ drink to give you a source of veggies and herbs. You can find one at any nutrition store.
You want to be sure your diet is primarily fat and protein. Reduce or completely cut the grains and sugar.
If you feel comfortable you can exercise through your entire pregnancy. If you were training at a high level before pregnancy you can keep going at the same intensity.
Now some research:
Chiropractic has been shown to help pregnancy is many ways:
- Positioning of the baby
- Resolved neuropathy
- Improvement in leg swelling
- Reduce/eliminate back pain
- Lowering/Eliminating morning sickness and nausea
- Improvement of sciatic pain
- Improvement/resolved headaches/migraines
- Decreased labor times
I also have seen women get amazing results post-pregnancy to help their body get back to normal.
When starting with a new expecting mom we will run a set of spinal scans to see how the muscles and nerves are working along the spine. We also will do a gait assessment, muscle testing, and neuro exam to get a baseline of how your body is working. All scans are completely safe for mom and baby.
The initial exam is free. We will go over the results right away and talk about a Chiropractic plan to reach your pregnancy goals.
From there we get started right away with care to help you feel your best!
If you or someone you know is expecting then take advantage of coming in for a free consult and assessment.
If you need anything please call, email, or text anytime.
Dr Jeff Grosskopf