Chiropractic Prenatal Care
Pregnancy tends to take a toll on the mother’s body.
Not only can the weight gain offer aches, pains, and injuries, but emotional and mental stress can generate more physical strain, too.
Chiropractic is safe and effective for pregnant women and often provides immediate relief.
We work with many moms-to-be, helping them manage their low back and hip pain, reduce their stress, and move comfortably throughout their pregnancy.
Whether you’ve just become pregnant or are eight months into your pregnancy, we’re confident our Lexington prenatal chiropractor can be of benefit to you. In fact, if you start working with Dr. Ian as soon as possible, you may avoid the typical pains that come along with pregnancy.
We’re ready to keep your body safe, healthy, and strong while carrying your baby.
Contact our clinic today to find out more about chiropractic care and pregnancy.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
We’re often asked if chiropractic techniques and services are safe while pregnant. It absolutely is. Our team supports women at all stages of their pregnancy, enhancing their comfort and movement patterns so they can stay active and focused through delivery.
Chiropractic provides and maintains spinal, soft tissue, and joint health throughout the body. It doesn’t rely on pain medications or other invasive methods that can hurt the unborn baby, making this kind of healthcare one of the safest, especially while pregnant.
Because no two pregnancies are the same, we develop a chiropractic pregnancy plan that will best serve your body and keep you strong. You can trust our clinic; we’ve provided non-invasive, natural pain solutions to numerous pregnant women through the years, and we have the methods to ensure your safety, too.
Dr. Ian will work with your other healthcare providers to enhance your pregnancy through open dialogue and responsible care.
How We Treat Prenatal Patients
Most women gain between 20 and 30 pounds while pregnant, some even more. The vast majority of that weight is in the belly to allow room for the baby’s growth. Besides this incredible change, the female body will also automatically release a hormone that relaxes joints for an easier delivery.
This is a genuinely awesome design; however, because of these changes, soft tissues and joints may become structurally unstable and cause discomfort. Usually, the pain is in the lower back and hips.
Chiropractors who specialize in prenatal care can keep the patient’s spine balanced and in place so it can properly support the mom-to-be. Dr. Ian utilizes adjusting tables for expanding bellies and keeping pressure off the abdomen.
Some of the chiropractic services and techniques we use to help pregnant patients find comfort include:
- A full assessment of the body to ensure we properly fix the injury to end the pain and restore function
- Manual therapies that work the soft tissues and provide relaxation as they stimulate circulation and decrease inflammation
- Exercises and stretches for the patient to do at home to reduce pain
- Directional McKenzie Method exercises that contribute to strengthening and balancing the body
Your excitement to welcome your baby should not be overshadowed by your pain or stress. Let our team support you through this exciting time so you can have the experience you’ve been looking forward to.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
With so many physical, hormonal, and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, it’s important to find time for yourself and give your body the support it needs. If you can start the process before discomfort sets in, even better.
Chiropractic care can help with many aspects of your pregnancy. Some of the benefits of prenatal chiropractic include the following:
- If started early enough, pain and discomfort may be avoided
- Promotes pelvic floor health
- Alleviates pain
- Nurtures safe, natural healing for mom and baby
- Manages health and strength proactively
- Helps with insomnia and sleep quality
- Can better position the baby for delivery
- Relieves stress and tension both mentally and physically
- Reduces sciatica pain
- Reduces low back pain
- Promotes safe posture
- Helps with comfortable sleeping positions
- Realigns spine
If you work with Dr. Ian throughout your pregnancy with regular visits, you may find relief and avoid spinal misalignments that cause pain and hinder activity. Pelvis and spinal balance help keep you and your baby safe.
Visit Our Chiropractic Clinic for Safe Prenatal Care
Whether you have no pain, low back pain, hip pain, or are just feeling off, we’d love to support you through your pregnancy. We’ve provided safe, organic chiropractic solutions to many prenatal patients, approaching each with thoughtful, decisive care.
Our team works with you and your other pregnancy support providers to ensure your safety. In every case we’ve been part of, the treatments provided were effective, providing pelvic and spine balance and comfort.
We also help postpartum moms. Postpartum refers to the time just after delivery, and it can be incredibly challenging for new moms- in mind and body. Whether you’re feeling depressed, stressed, incapable, or having trouble finding comfort and balance, we’re here to guide you through it.
Book with us today; you deserve comfort.
I was having a lot of sciatic pain during pregnancy. After a few visits, Dr. Ian not only treated the pain but also created a routine of exercises specific to my issue that I could practice at home to build strength in the trouble spots. This alleviated my worst pain from a 9 to a 2 out of 10 on the worst days AND cut out extra expense to go to a Physical Therapist, which was the recommendation of another Dr. I am so thankful for the ways he went above and beyond to help relieve pain associated with pregnancy!
Throughout pregnancy my back has felt better than it did before I was pregnant and started seeing Dr. Ian!