Pregnancy presents unique issues and discomfort factors, some of which can be relieved by Chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is safe for most pregnancies, unless you have vaginal bleeding for unknown reasons, preeclampsia, or are at risk of premature labor. Regardless, it never hurts to check with your obstetrician before seeing a chiropractor
Pains caused by pregnancy
Pregnancy is an important period of postural, hormonal and physiological changes. The size and weight of the fetus changes rapidly. As the fetus grows, your morphology is modified, accentuation of your arch (lumbar lordosis), of your weight... This promotes localized pain in the pelvis and dorsal vertebrae.
What to expect from chiropractic when you are pregnant?
Chiropractic care has typically included the care of pregnant patients to assure the patient a comfortable pregnancy and to help facilitate an uncomplicated labor and delivery. The literature describing the rationale for characteristics of care for this group of patients is sparse but growing. A few conducted studies support the care of pregnant patients, but the paucity of definitive literature has resulted in a lack of consensus in approaches to chiropractic care within the profession. This article provides a narrative review of the use of chiropractic care for women during pregnancy and labor in an attempt to summarize the chiropractor's role in the comanagement of the pregnant patient.