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.
With each adjustment, moms walk better, have better balance, less joint pain, feeling freer in movement, AND breathe better while having more energy. Typically I’ll adjust women 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 as a disease. Many new moms are often worried and scared they will 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 throughout your entire pregnancy. If you were training at a high level before pregnancy, you could keep going at the same intensity.
Now some research:
Chiropractic has been shown to help pregnancy is many ways:
- The 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 bodies 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