Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy and many mums-to-be wonder if seeing a chiropractor is still safe. The answer is yes – chiropractors understand the myriad of changes that are occurring in your body and have many ways of adapting their treatment so that it is still safe and effective during pregnancy.
Having chiropractic treatment during pregnancy can assist in relieving pain and discomfort experienced during pregnancy and helps the body and spine adapt to your growing bub. One study has also suggested that having chiropractic care during pregnancy may shorten labour time by 25-31%!
Common sources of pregnancy pain that chiropractors can assess and treat are pubic synthesis, coccyx (tailbone), round ligament pain, hips, pelvis and lower back. Many pregnant women also have trouble with breathing and pelvic floor function with the extra pressure from your growing baby which chiropractors can also assess and treat.