Chiropractic care is usually a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.
Can chiropractic adjustments cause miscarriage?
While there is very little evidence to suggest adjustments may be linked to miscarriage, as a conservative practitioner I suggest avoiding them. The worst thing you can have is a patient calling you a day after an adjustment asking if it was related to a miscarriage.
Can you go to the chiropractor in first trimester?
Many women prefer to see a chiropractor starting in the first trimester; developing a relationship with the practitioner early will benefit the patient as her body changes throughout the pregnancy.
When should a pregnant woman start going to the chiropractor?
You can start chiropractic care as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed and your obstetrician approves treatment, though many people are already regularly seeing a chiropractor while they’re trying to conceive. As soon as you feel pain, check with your OB-GYN, then call your chiropractor and make an appointment.
Can you use a chiropractor when pregnant?
You should always speak to your doctor before you see a chiropractor when you’re expecting a baby. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is usually safe, however, there are some circumstances in which it may not be advisable.
Do I have to tell my chiropractor Im pregnant?
You should tell your chiropractor you’re pregnant because pregnancy may change what treatments your chiropractor uses during a routine office visit. In fact, electric muscle stimulation, Graston Technique, and therapeutic ultrasound are all treatments that are usually put on hold during pregnancy.
Can a chiropractor hurt my baby?
Often time, the manipulations may only involve a gentle massage that goes unnoticed by the baby. The adjustment and manipulation are gentle and any pressure that may be applied is done so with a gentle and soft hand. All in all, with the right and experienced practitioner, the procedure is safe for the infant.
Can a chiropractor hurt my unborn baby?
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are generally considered safe during pregnancy and studies have not linked them to an increased risk of miscarriage.
Can you get massages while pregnant?
The American Pregnancy Association says that women can begin massage at any point during a pregnancy. However, many prenatal massage therapists will not accept clients until the second trimester of pregnancy.
Can I see a chiropractor at 38 weeks pregnant?
The short answer is yes; lots of pregnant women go to the chiropractor as part of a scheduled treatment plan.