Pregnancy chiropractic care is a powerful and effective way to ensure that both mother and baby remain in optimal health throughout the pregnancy and beyond. This blog post will provide you with all the information you need to understand the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care, as well as the steps to take to ensure that you and your baby receive the best care possible at Tula Chiropractic. From relieving pain and discomfort to helping with labor and delivery, chiropractic care during pregnancy can be a great addition to any woman’s health plan. Read on to learn more about pregnancy chiropractic care and how it can help you and your baby.

What changes happen during pregnancy?

While most moms know about sciatic pain and swollen ankles during pregnancy, there are so many more changes that our mamas’ body goes through during different trimesters. Here are some changes mamas can expect during their pregnancy!

  • The pelvis tilts forward, which will put a strain on the lower back. Depending on where the baby sits, this may cause sciatica, lower back, and hip pain. 
  • The breasts will increase in size, then pulling the shoulders forward and putting stress on the neck, mid-back and ribcage which can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in arms and hands. 
  • The center of gravity shifts forward and down which changes your posture that can result in in-uterine constraint. 
  • The pelvis opens up due to the hormone relaxin, which can cause gait changes, otherwise known as the pregnant waddle. 
  • The uterus will increase to more than 300 times its normal size, which can cause compression and flaring of the ribcage, diaphragm, pelvis, and abdominals which can result in difficulty breathing, heartburn, and pain. 
  • The hormone relaxin will also aggravate any previous joint injuries which can cause more pain and posture distortion.

Is chiropractic safe for pregnant women?

Yes! Chiropractic is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment that has very low risks association. Dr. Aanchal is trained to work with pregnant women and uses gentle adjustment techniques in a supportive and safe environment. She is also certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.

What exactly is the Webster technique?

The Webster Technique is a form of pregnancy chiropractic care specifically designed to reduce intrauterine constraint and restore proper pelvic alignment, which can reduce discomfort during pregnancy and delivery. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral misalignment/SI joint dysfunction to ensure the pelvis and surrounding structures are properly supporting the growth and development of the baby.

The key to Webster technique based adjustments during pregnancy is that the nervous system is functioning at its best and that the pelvic area is moving properly to support and maintain a comfortable pregnancy. 

What are some benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Research has found that chiropractic care can reduce the need for interventions during labor and delivery and help facilitate a more optimal pregnancy. Here are three reasons that we recommend chiropractic care to all the pregnant mamas in our community:

  • Safer delivery for baby & mom
  • Pelvic alignment & balance
  • Less back and hip pain 
  • Improved sciatica symptoms
  • Reduced pelvic and round ligament discomfort
  • Less pubic bone dysfunction
  • Shorter labor & less back labor
  • Reduced need for pain medications
  • Aid in proper baby position

What are some postpartum benefits of chiropractic care?

We often forget how much time is truly needed for complete healing and recovery during postpartum—aka the fourth trimester! After all, you just birthed a human being—maybe two or even three! Support for our mamas is our highest priority. Emotionally and physically, we can support the motherhood transition for our patients. Regular chiropractic adjustments during the journey into motherhood can ensure that your nervous system is functioning at its highest level, so that your body can adapt to these major changes.

Here are some benefits our patients experience with regular chiropractic adjustment during their postpartum period:

  • More comfort during breastfeeding 
  • Greater production of breast-milk 
  • Less incidence of postpartum disorders 
  • Less upper back, lower back & neck pain 
  • Recovery of the pelvic floor and its important functions 

By supporting better function in the mother’s body, chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to create a healthier and more comfortable in-utero environment for the newborn, helping them to get a better start to life. In fact, research suggests that there is a strong link between the baby’s experience in the in-utero environment and his or her lifelong health potential.

Have you been considering chiropractic care for your pregnancy or postpartum needs? Check out a few things our mamas have to say:

“I love the whole Tula team! Dr. Aanchal is attentive, kind and does her very best to meet your every need. She adjusted me throughout my entire pregnancy and post-partum period as well as my newborn! There’s no one else I’d trust with our care. We love Tula!” -Leslie

“I have had debilitating back issues ever since having kids. I have tried airrosti, seen back surgeons, specialists and chiropractors. No one could ever tell me what was actually going on with my body until I saw Dr. Aanchal Bhatia! She is AMAZING!! She is so personable, kind, and extremely knowledgeable! She helped me more in one visit than alllll the other doctors combined! If you have ANY pain or issue, do not hesitate to go see Dr. Bhatia! She is hands down the best! I’m so thankful for her and her practice!” -Natalie

“Dr. Aanchal is the best chiropractor I ever had. She has helped me so much during my pregnancy to reduce pain and discomfort. Now I just focus on enjoying my pregnancy and my baby boy move.” -Joan

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