pregnant woman holding backChiropractic treatment is a safe and effective way to alleviate discomfort during pregnancy.

Whether you’re expecting or trying to conceive and want to understand your health care options, learn more about prenatal chiropractic.

What to Expect During a Session

Our chiropractic team includes doctors who are expertly trained to treat pregnant women. We use a special adjusting table, supportive pillows and low-force techniques that do not put pressure on the abdomen.

Your chiropractor will listen to your concerns and address the areas in pain. For pregnant women, these commonly include the back, shoulders and neck.

Benefits of Chiropractic During Pregnancy

The pregnant body goes through amazing changes over the course of nine months. While many of these changes can be uncomfortable, including a protruding abdomen and rounded back, treatment methods are specifically designed to ease any resulting discomfort.

Our prenatal chiropractic treatments are safe during all three trimesters! Pregnant women can expect the following benefits from working with our compassionate team.

1. More Comfort, Less Pain

Typically, pregnant women start showing in the second trimester and gain the majority of weight during the last six months. As the baby becomes heavier, the mother’s center of gravity shifts. The resulting changes in posture can also cause lower back strain.

Soft tissue manipulation can stretch restricted spinal joints and help relax the surrounding muscles to relieve an expectant mother’s back pain.

In addition to body aches, pregnant women may experience heartburn and constipation. As nerve interferences in the spinal column can prevent proper digestion, a gentle chiropractic adjustment can realign the spine and improve function across the body’s core systems.

2. Improved Morning Sickness

One of the most common symptoms of pregnancy is nausea. While supplements and medications can be prescribed for morning sickness, studies have shown that regular chiropractic visits during pregnancy help relieve nausea!

The spinal cord is an extension of the central nervous system, which controls all functions. As such, the entire body can be negatively affected by a misalignment.

Chiropractors can reduce feelings of nausea by removing the subluxation, which also improves nervous system function. A healthier balance of hormones can lessen the severity of morning sickness.

3. Pelvic Alignment for Birth

An aligned pelvis allows the baby to move into an optimal position for birth, which is head first. On the other hand, pelvic misalignment can limit the space the baby has to move in the womb.

During pregnancy, joints can shift out of alignment more easily. As a result, the baby could be positioned feet or bottom first in the uterus, called “breech”. A breech baby could get stuck in the birth canal or the umbilical cord may be damaged, reducing oxygen supply.

Chiropractic treatment can ensure proper alignment of an expectant mother’s pelvis for birth. According to the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, first-time moms who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy are in labor for 25 percent less time than other women!

4. Continued Wellness After Birth

Pregnancy and childbirth have a drastic impact on the body, including weight gain and increased stress on the bones, muscles and organs. Post-birth, chiropractic treatment can help realign the spine and pelvis, while keeping the body and its hormones balanced.

Proper spinal alignment after pregnancy can help protect the mother’s neck and upper back during feeds, as well as prevent injury from lifting and holding the baby or pushing a stroller.
 
Our team at The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury can help pregnant women and new mothers maintain a healthy spine and improve overall wellness! To learn more about our services, contact us today.

"I started my chiropractic journey a few weeks before having my 3rd baby. They were amazing, patient and gentle during the pregnancy. They weren't pushy when I took my time, post pregnancy, to come back. They were amazing with my schedule and did everything to work with me. I felt so comfortable with them that I brought my new born baby and my 3 year old in to get adjusted!"
Candace Lozowski
"Amazing place to get realigned! Everyone in here is highly knowledgeable and genuine. I've been a patient here for 10+ years and recommended it frequently!"
Kyle Maglio
"I strained my lower back a month prior to an Ironman race. I was unable to sleep, walk or sit, never mind continue training as planned. The entire office staff is beyond kind, caring, professional and runs extremely smooth. I was explained every step and procedure, along with a patient education class that really helped me understand what was wrong with my back and steps to fix it. Dr Wade was able to get me sleeping, walking and able to compete in my triathlon. 5 stars for many reasons and would highly recommend."
Dylan Howley
When I first came, I was out of alignment and had joint soreness but through my continual sessions, my overall health has improved 100%. I want to thank all the staff for their support and education."
Benjamin Israel
"I have been going to the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for years. Dr. D. keeps me walking and moving so I can work and enjoy my grandchildren. The staff in the office are great. They are like a second family to me. I know I can call and they will always fit me in if I have to have an adjustment."
Catherine Kay
"I have been going to the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for years. Dr. D. keeps me walking and moving so I can work and enjoy my grandchildren. The staff in the office are great. They are like a second family to me. I know I can call and they will always fit me in if I have to have an adjustment."
Catherine Kay
"My whole family goes to Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury. My other half has been getting adjustments for years and he has been the driving force for the family to get checked out. He says since he has been coming here, if his back has any issues or is out, it seems to get better much faster than ever before. If you've had any problems with your back, you'll know that speaks volumes. We trust this group!"
Maggie P.
"From the moment you walk into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every single patient's name. They treat you like family and put a lot of emphasis on your care. I started coming to this office when my son was about 4 months old and now at 11 months old, I have seen SO much progress with his neck that I myself started to see Dr D. and I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful place."
Nichole Currie
"I started my chiropractic journey a few weeks before having my 3rd baby. They were amazing, patient and gentle during the pregnancy. They weren't pushy when I took my time, post pregnancy, to come back. They were amazing with my schedule and did everything to work with me. I felt so comfortable with them that I brought my new born baby and my 3 year old in to get adjusted!"
Candace Lozowski
"I have been going to the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for years. Dr. D. keeps me walking and moving so I can work and enjoy my grandchildren. The staff in the office are great. They are like a second family to me. I know I can call and they will always fit me in if I have to have an adjustment."
Catherine Kay
"I'm a very active individual and lower back pain was getting in the way of activities I love. While my back is still a work in progress, the time spent with Dr. D has been well worth it. I just ran 2 marathons in 2 weeks and these sessions helped me run these races with no back pain."
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Beth Melzen
"There is no better place than Chiropractic Health Center, from the moment you step into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every patients name. They put a lot of emphasis on your care, you start feeling better with every visit. I would recommend this practice over any other possible treatment/office in the state."
Carlos Vivar-Zuniga
"I love Dr. D and his great staff. I have been going to him for about 16 years and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor. He has helped me immeasurably."
Lelaneia Dubay
"Amazing place to get realigned! Everyone in here is highly knowledgeable and genuine. I've been a patient here for 10+ years and recommended it frequently!"
Kyle Maglio
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
"Such a great experience in understanding and learning how to treat my chronic pain! The office staff is wonderful, informative and empathetic! Dr. D is also invested in making you to your best self! They found a convert here!"
Debby DeMartino
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
"I absolutely love the care I receive here. I have been coming for the last 3 going on 4 years and my migraines and back pain are gone."
Renee Danielle
"Dr DeFrancesco is the best. I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a genuine and caring person. It is his help that has allowed me to continue to go to work every day and provide for my family. The staff is always super accommodating and pleasant to deal with. I have never received an attitude. When Dr DeFrancesco is not available, I am fortunate that he leaves me in the talented hands of Dr Wade and Dr LeFavor."
Robert Zdrojeski
"I love Dr. D and his great staff. I have been going to him for about 16 years and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor. He has helped me immeasurably."
Lelaneia Dubay
"I absolutely love the care I receive here. I have been coming for the last 3 going on 4 years and my migraines and back pain are gone."
Renee Danielle
"I started going to Dr. D when my orthopedic doctor recommended him for whiplash. I had always been skeptical of chiro services, but Dr. D and his associates are wonderful. They've kept me pain free for years now, as I have monthly adjustments to ensure good health now and in the future. I highly recommend Dr. D."
Maureen Willcox
"I started adjustments for neck, back, and tailbone pain and at the end of the 10 weeks the pain was completely gone. Dr. Wade is kind, funny, and very good at what he does. He brings positive energy into the office every single day and is in a good mood 100% of the time."
Cassandra Kolstad
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
When I first came, I was out of alignment and had joint soreness but through my continual sessions, my overall health has improved 100%. I want to thank all the staff for their support and education."
Benjamin Israel
"Been going to The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for over 5 years and it is always been a great, safe and welcoming experience! Cannot recommend it enough."
Olivia Mott
"Dr DeFrancesco is the best. I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a genuine and caring person. It is his help that has allowed me to continue to go to work every day and provide for my family. The staff is always super accommodating and pleasant to deal with. I have never received an attitude. When Dr DeFrancesco is not available, I am fortunate that he leaves me in the talented hands of Dr Wade and Dr LeFavor."
Robert Zdrojeski
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