Prenatal Chiropractic FAQs

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, causing aches, pain, and discomfort. Prenatal chiropractic care from Community Chiropractic Center in Poway can help offset these painful symptoms and prepare your body for delivery. Our team has gathered a few frequently asked questions that we run into regarding our prenatal chiropractic treatments.

How does pregnancy affect my body?

Pregnancy causes all kinds of physical and neurological changes in your body. Pregnancy causes changes in your weight, posture, pelvic position, musculoskeletal alignment, and mobility. These changes can contribute to muscle strain, impingement of the spinal nerves, neck and back pain, inflammation, and numbness in the arms and legs. Prenatal chiropractic treatments from our prenatal chiropractors can help you manage these symptoms.

How does chiropractic care prepare me for natural childbirth?

If you are planning on natural childbirth, prenatal chiropractic care can help. Research supports the statement; ‘Regular chiropractic care, during the course of your pregnancy, can greatly reduce the amount of time in Labor.’ While there are limited measuring guidelines, and each pregnancy is unique, the use of gentle chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy has the ability to reduce the mechanical stress of delivery.

There are also successful techniques which aid in baby rotation in the event the baby is in a position considered breech or backwards. Natural birth decision is a wonderful and exciting decision. We also have a referral list of qualified Doula’s. We recommend you have a Birthing Plan which clarifies your decision and medical necessity for both the health of the baby and mom.

How does prenatal chiropractic care help with pain relief?

Our prenatal chiropractic treatments minimize the musculoskeletal strain that is associated with pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments will improve your joint and nerve functions to reduce aches, pains, and nausea. We will also keep your body in proper alignment to avoid impingement of the spinal nerves which can cause pain. Our prenatal chiropractors in Poway can make your pregnancy easier to manage without the use of pain medication.

What about prenatal massage?

Our staff includes Licensed Massage Therapists who have specialty training in prenatal massage – for all sizes and for every phase during the term of your pregnancy. While we generally do not recommend pregnancy massage during the first trimester, we do recommend chiropractic care throughout (1st to 40th week). As a patient at Community Chiropractic Center, Poway, you have a team of doctors and therapists all in support of your health. Be comforted knowing that you have 5-7 licensed and experienced healthcare professionals focused on your health and treatment plan recommendations.

Is prenatal chiropractic safe for pregnant patients?

Absolutely! Prenatal chiropractic care is safe for both you and your baby. We utilize adjustment tables that are designed for safety and comfort to accommodate the needs of pregnant women. Our techniques are safe, gentle, and well within the guidelines of prenatal chiropractic treatments. At Community Chiropractic Center, we make every effort to provide effective prenatal care to expectant mothers during every stage of their pregnancy.

What is the opinion regarding ‘why chiropractic’?

Without going too far into the basic Philosophy of Chiropractic: God designed the body to be a wonderful, self-healing mechanism. And regarding reproduction, the body needs little to zero aid in the creation of your newborn baby during the approximate 40 week period of pregnancy. However; Interference in the nervous system hinders the body’s reproduction system to perform the way it’s naturally designed to perform.

Chiropractic treatments reduce this Interference allowing for the most effective development of your baby, and they increase the health of mom to higher levels throughout and following delivery. We could write volumes of information regarding our opinion on Chiropractic. You are welcomed and encouraged to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors for additional information…..and/or ask 5 of your friends who experienced Chiropractic during their pregnancy and seek their opinions.

How far into pregnancy can I receive prenatal chiropractic care?

You can safely receive prenatal chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy. As you get closer to your delivery date, we will focus the treatments on pelvic balance and motivating the baby to get into a proper position for delivery.

Contact Our Pregnancy Chiropractors in Poway, CA

Prenatal chiropractic care gives pregnant mothers the extra TLC they need to deliver their babies safely and effectively. To learn more about this valuable aspect of chiropractic care or to schedule your prenatal chiropractic treatments, contact Community Chiropractic Center in Poway today at (858) 486-1222. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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