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The Many Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

patient-receiving-pregnancy-chiroWhile pregnancy is a beautiful time for moms-to-be, it’s frequently accompanied by discomfort, which can detract from enjoying the journey. Chiropractic has been proven to have many benefits for pain, joint function, and overall health and wellness. During pregnancy, many of these benefits continue while supporting the safe growth and development of the baby. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy may also facilitate a quicker, more comfortable, intervention-free delivery.

Did you know The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association currently recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy? Receiving chiropractic for the duration of pregnancy helps to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout the prenatal period.

Why Get Prenatal Chiropractic?

Hormonal changes in the body affect laxity in ligaments and can affect joint mobility and function. Moreover, changes in biomechanics and moment patterns can cause discomfort. Pain can result from an increased load in the pelvis.

Here are some benefits of prenatal chiropractic care:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced labor times
  • Provides more room for the baby to grow and move freely
  • Encourages the baby to get into the ideal position for birth
  • Increased energy levels

What Is Webster Certification

The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique specifically created for use during pregnancy. Webster certification is the most trusted name for birth providers and pregnant mothers. Webster-certified chiropractors have an in-depth understanding of how chiropractic manipulation can help foster safer, easier births.

At Denton Sports Chiropractic, our owner Dr. Crystal Hankel, is a Webster-certified perinatal care provider, and our team of doctors is prepared to support patients throughout their pregnancy journey.

What to Expect During Appointments

First, your doctor will answer any questions to ensure you are comfortable. Rest assured accommodations are made for a mom’s growing belly. These include special tables that allow Mom to lie on her stomach and pregnancy pillows. As the pregnancy progresses, modifications are made to chiropractic adjustments to keep mom and baby safe.

It’s important to note increased movement of the baby after chiropractic treatment is often a sign of healthy development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to see a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Yes, not only during but after as well! Chiropractic is safe immediately after a vaginal birth. If you have a C-section, you will need to wait until you can lie comfortably on your stomach and are cleared by your doctor.

When is the best time to go to the chiropractor while pregnant?

There is no wrong time! Generally, we schedule the first prenatal appointment early in the first trimester. Typically we plan to see you once or twice a month during the first trimester. Frequency may increase throughout pregnancy, especially toward the end of the third trimester and based on your doctor’s recommendations.

Why should I get chiropractic care after delivery?

Bodily changes, pain, and discomfort that come with pregnancy do not magically disappear after giving birth. Additionally, the activities involved in caring for a newborn such as breastfeeding, leaning over to change a diaper, putting your baby to sleep, and getting on the floor to play, can all cause increasing pain and discomfort in the upper back and neck. Chiropractic care can effectively diminish and relieve pain naturally.

Experience the Comfortable Pregnancy You Deserve

Whether you’re in the beginning of your pregnancy or nearing the end, you can benefit from natural chiropractic care. Call 940-514-1701 today to book an appointment!


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