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Pregnancy Chiropractic

Pregnant couple relaxingWhile pregnancy is an exciting time in the life of a mom-to-be, it can also bring on significant discomfort, from aches and pains to sleep difficulties. At Lindenwoods Chiropractic, we provide safe and natural care to help pregnant women enjoy a healthy and happy pregnancy.

What Are Some Benefits?

Here are some of the primary benefits that pregnant women may experience while under chiropractic care:

  • Alleviates back, neck, hip and joint pain
  • Decreases stiffness and soreness
  • Improved sleep
  • May help decrease nausea
  • Promotes optimal fetal positioning
  • Reduced labour and delivery time

Our pregnant patients report feeling better, sleeping better, and being more comfortable and relaxed as a result of their care. They also report an overall feeling of well-being with their adjustments.

The Importance of Prenatal Chiropractic

As the pregnancy progresses, the growing belly will add more pressure and stress to spine and undoubtedly affect the mom-to-be’s overall posture. The pelvis will tilt forward, which will cause their middle back to shift backwards and then the head and neck will protrude forward. So it’s kind of a zigzag posture—pelvis forward, middle back backward and head forward that causes a lot of extra pressure, right between the shoulder blades or the neck, or also more stress into the lower part of the back.

So we want to make sure that again, the spine is moving as best as possible. It’s not that we could take that stress away. We just want to help our pregnant patients by keeping their spines moving and feeling great.

Benefits for Baby

Chiropractic can help the baby have more room and make it easier for them to also turn head down, usually at the tail end of the pregnancy for the baby to then progress through the birth canal. A pregnant woman receiving chiropractic care also will have better nerve control and better blood flow which directly affects her baby.

FAQ

How will I get adjusted?

The tables that we use can adapt to allow pregnant patients to lie on their stomach, which is for them always appealing.

Is chiropractic safe for a woman carrying twins or who has a high-risk pregnancy?

Yes, we just need to make sure we’re aware of any such issues. We will adapt and change the adjustments based on the mother’s needs.

How often should a mom-to-be come in for care?

As the pregnancy continues, the last trimester is typically the hardest on the mom-to-be. Their posture is probably the most compromised during the last trimester and they likely aren’t sleeping well. Moving is also a bit more difficult, so that increases the pressure and stress all the way through their spine.

So usually a mom-to-be will require a little bit more care in that third trimester. Again, that’s the time where we also want to ensure that the spine is functioning and moving as best as possible so that the birth could be as easy as possible for them.

Will you work with my OB or midwife?

Yes, we are happy to partner with them to ensure you have the best possible care throughout your pregnancy.

Book an Appointment

We want to help you enjoy a positive and healthy pregnancy. Contact our Winnipeg practice today to book an appointment!
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Pregnancy Chiropractic in Winnipeg MB | (204) 474-1159