Chiropractic care is usually a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.
Can a chiropractor cause a miscarriage?
While there is very little evidence to suggest adjustments may be linked to miscarriage, as a conservative practitioner I suggest avoiding them. The worst thing you can have is a patient calling you a day after an adjustment asking if it was related to a miscarriage.
How often should a pregnant woman go to the chiropractor?
She’ll typically see these women once a month during the first trimester, then every two or three weeks until the last month or so, then once a week when the most discomforts may occur.
When should you start seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy?
Many women prefer to see a chiropractor starting in the first trimester; developing a relationship with the practitioner early will benefit the patient as her body changes throughout the pregnancy.
Do I need to tell chiropractor Im pregnant?
Comfort. If your chiropractor adjusts you in a way that it is uncomfortable on your pregnant belly, you need to let him or her know so that modifications can be made. The baby is protected by a cushion of amniotic fluid, so there is essentially no risk to the baby.
Can I twist to pop my back while pregnant?
Avoid any twisting or movements that put pressure on your abdomen. Keep in mind that your body produces increased levels of the hormone relaxin during pregnancy. This helps you to be more flexible during delivery, but it can also cause you to overstretch.
Can you get massages while pregnant?
The American Pregnancy Association says that women can begin massage at any point during a pregnancy. However, many prenatal massage therapists will not accept clients until the second trimester of pregnancy.