Pregnancy and Chiropractic in Rohnert Park
Do pregnancy and chiropractic care mix? Definitely – there are many benefits for both mother and child.
Chiropractic care benefits people of all ages. When it comes to treating pregnant women, though, some people are unsure of whether chiropractic adjustments are safe or not.
Chiropractic care is a safe, natural form of therapy that can keep the mother-to-be healthy and comfortable throughout her pregnancy.
Pregnancy and Chiropractic – The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
The goal of your Rohnert Park chiropractor is to provide relief for pain and help you achieve holistic health.
During pregnancy, the fetus's growth can cause the pelvis to tilt, causing strain on the lower back, hips, and legs. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can significantly relieve back pain.
Regular chiropractic care helps maintain the spinal column's health, discs, nerves, and individual vertebrae. When your back is in proper alignment, you have:
- Reduced risk of nerve compression
- Improved lymph, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
- Reduced risk of bulging or ruptured discs
Not only will chiropractic during pregnancy relieve and prevent pain, but it can also promote better health. Improved blood flow means oxygen and nutrients get to all your organs and your baby. Improved lymphatic flow results in the removal of toxins from your body. And proper CSF flow means that your spinal column and nerves are lubricated, receive nutrients, and are better able to send and receive messages from the brain. CSF also removes toxins from your body.
Your Rohnert Park chiropractor can also help you when it's time for delivery, helping to turn breech fetuses. Additionally, they can help you with constipation, breastfeeding, and more.
Once your baby is born, your chiropractor can also provide pediatric chiropractic care and provide relief from things like colic, allergies, and ear infections.
Is Chiropractic During Pregnancy Safe?
Regarding spinal adjustments during pregnancy, there are no contraindications for this type of treatment. Your Rohnert Park chiropractor is trained to treat people of all ages and with all sorts of physical needs, including pregnant women. In fact, many chiropractors choose to receive extra training to help women with hormonal and fertility issues. They can help women before, during, and after their pregnancy to live a healthy, active life.
However, if you present with any of the following symptoms, your chiropractor may decide to delay treatment until after you've consulted with your primary care physician.
- Vaginal bleeding
- Placenta previa (when the placenta either partially or fully covers the patient's cervix)
- Placental abruption (when the placenta detaches from the patient's uterus)
- Ectopic pregnancy (when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus)
- Moderate-to-severe toxicity
Choose a Rohnert Park Chiropractor Who Understands Your Needs
Dr. Angelica Farrell knows firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. She experienced the benefits and wants you to as well. Dr. Farrell is committed to helping you live a happy, healthy life – during your pregnancy and beyond.
Do you have more questions about pregnancy and chiropractic care? We'd love to answer them for you. Contact our office at 707-206-9717 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farrell.