Pregnancy Care Questions & Answers

Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?

Chiropractic care is a safe, noninvasive treatment beneficial to women who are pregnant. All chiropractors are trained to work with women during their pregnancy. Our Doctors at The Jerusalem Family Wellness Center take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training, but all are educated in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women and working with infertility and pregnancy wellness. Sometimes we will use special tables that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body, and it is common practice to use techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. Our Doctors are trained in the needs of women who are pregnant and they will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.

Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can take a toll on the body with several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.

The following changes can result in a misaligned spine or joints:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations

For these reasons, visiting The Jerusalem Family Wellness Center can be beneficial during pregnancy. Restoring pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. If the pelvis is misaligned it can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby, making it difficult for the delivery of the baby as it can lead to awkward positioning. This can affect the nervous system as well. Keeping the spine aligned will help the entire body work more effectively leading to a positive birthing experience.

Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant.

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck, or joint pain
  • Preventing a potential cesarean delivery

In any event, during pregnancy even if you are not in pain, chiropractic care can provide a non-invasive and effective treatment option for a healthy baby and easier delivery. Contact The Jerusalem Family Wellness Center in Jerusalem today to see if you can benefit from chiropractic care.