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.

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"I have been a patient for over a year and have seen terrific results from my plan of care. I was introduced to the office by a friend after I told him I was having back pain. The staff and doctors have been outstanding. They took some x-rays and ruled out certain things and put me on a plan of care that helped get me straight and pain free. I can't thank them enough."
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"I have been a patient for over a year and have seen terrific results from my plan of care. I was introduced to the office by a friend after I told him I was having back pain. The staff and doctors have been outstanding. They took some x-rays and ruled out certain things and put me on a plan of care that helped get me straight and pain free. I can't thank them enough."
Matt U.
"I started coming here 5 years ago. At that time, I had difficulty walking down our hallway. With Dr. D’s care, I am at the gym 4x a week and yoga 2x a week. I will continue to come on a regular basis as part of my proactive healthy living plan. Not only am I grateful for the amazing care I receive here, but for the staff who now feel like family."
Lynn F.
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn D.
"Best Chiropractic center in the State. I went to three chiropractors and none of them got my lower back back into place. I went to see Dr. D. and he snapped me back to normal in the first visit. Look no further. This place is the pinnacle of Chiropractic."
Joseph B.
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"I started coming here 5 years ago. At that time, I had difficulty walking down our hallway. With Dr. D’s care, I am at the gym 4x a week and yoga 2x a week. I will continue to come on a regular basis as part of my proactive healthy living plan. Not only am I grateful for the amazing care I receive here, but for the staff who now feel like family."
Lynn F.
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Nichole C.
"I have been a patient for over a year and have seen terrific results from my plan of care. I was introduced to the office by a friend after I told him I was having back pain. The staff and doctors have been outstanding. They took some x-rays and ruled out certain things and put me on a plan of care that helped get me straight and pain free. I can't thank them enough."
Matt U.
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Hunter R.
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"Great experience! Our whole family goes and we have referred other family members. Dr. Wade is awesome, he listens and wants what is best for his clients."
Kayla B.
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Amanda B.
"I have been a patient for over a year and have seen terrific results from my plan of care. I was introduced to the office by a friend after I told him I was having back pain. The staff and doctors have been outstanding. They took some x-rays and ruled out certain things and put me on a plan of care that helped get me straight and pain free. I can't thank them enough."
Matt U.
"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."
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