Skip to content

Pregnancy & Chiropractic

At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child.

Pregnancy and chiropractic care

Pre-Conception

Chiropractic care may prepare the body to be as strong, supple and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.

Pregnancy

Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy appeals to mothers who seek a natural approach to better neuro-musculoskeletal health. A mothers changing posture over the term of the pregnancy can lead to a number of aches and pains. Chiropractors are excellent at managing these.

Labour and Birth

Many may rely on chiropractic care to help assure optimum biomechanics of the hips and spine in the hopes of reducing the need for interventions during the birth process.

After Birth

Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems may arise if the baby has a cervical joint fixation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side. Chiropractic may help your child with this.

Relax. We use special approaches to make our adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will adjustments hurt my baby?
    Of course not. This is a common concern amongst parents who mistakenly think their child will receive adjustments like the ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes the energy needed to adjust a child’s spine considerably less than an adult’s.
  • Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
    No. Only the spinal joints that are “fixated” receive adjustments. This may allow weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilise and heal.
  • Pregnancy is natural. Why would I need chiropractic?
    Being born is a natural process. It’s what we’ve done to the birth process that has become increasingly suspect. In hospitals, birth is often treated like a disease which needs to be managed and treated. Chiropractic’s role is to help your body to function as it was intended decreasing the need for external management.
  • Will my medical doctor approve?
    Often it’s great to obtain several professional opinions about your own health. The judgement of another health care expert is always helpful in the decision-making process. Medical practitioners keeping up with the latest chiropractic research are starting to understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better musculo-skeletal health.