I’ve had many friends who are just starting their families, and they have shared some harrowing stories with me about their pregnancies and deliveries. One friend was on four weeks of bed rest before finally going into labor, which ended up being a 14-hour delivery. Another friend was in so much pain that she missed her husband’s best friend’s wedding. These are just a few of the quotes I’ve heard from my friends who are starting families. As my friends are having babies, so are my patients. I have heard many stories about pregnancy, both good and bad. Some of them have asked me if it’s okay to get a chiropractic adjustment while pregnant or if there is anything that can be done for the pain. The answer is yes, but I wanted to share with you some of the less-known benefits that chiropractic care can provide during pregnancy. For example, chiropractic adjustments can help ease morning sickness, improve sleep, and reduce the risk of having a breech baby.
The American Pregnancy Association has said that chiropractic care during pregnancy can have several benefits, including: reducing overall stress on the body, aligning the spine to use less energy, and positioning the pelvis for an easier delivery. These benefits are achieved by reducing stress, improving spinal alignment, and positioning the pelvis correctly. The care that chiropractors provide is non-invasive and safe for both the mother and the baby. In many cases, it can even be covered by your insurance. If you or someone you love is pregnant, suggest that they get checked by a chiropractor during their pregnancy. This will help ensure that they have the safest and easiest pregnancy possible.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. We provide pain management, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and wellness programs for Chicago and the northern suburbs of Chicago as part of a chiropractic wellness program. Our services are available to residents in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Glencoe, and Glenview.