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What to Expect at a Prenatal Chiropractor

expectations with a prenatal chiropractor

Pregnancy brings many challenges for expectant mothers, including backaches, swollen ankles, joint pains, and more serious complications. One way to alleviate some pregnancy problems and increase the likelihood that your pregnancy goes smoothly is to visit your chiropractor for regular adjustments and treatments throughout the pregnancy.

The American Pregnancy Association advocates chiropractic treatment for many problems that arise during pregnancy. The team of chiropractic experts at Compass Family Chiropractic takes pride in top-quality prenatal chiropractic care in Dunwoody, GA. They want to share with you what to expect at a prenatal chiropractor. 

1. Benefits of Chiropractic Prenatal Care

Chiropractic care before, during, and after pregnancy positions the spine and pelvis to bear weight and reduce strain on nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Many patients who see a chiropractor regularly report benefits such as:

  • Increased ability to maintain an active lifestyle
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Faster and more complete recovery after injury
  • Reduced blood pressure

If you are pregnant or might become pregnant in the future, it is never too late to have a chiropractic examination. In a consultation, a pregnancy-trained chiropractor will help you identify issues with your spine and pelvic floor that could cause problems as your pregnancy proceeds. You'll discuss what to expect at a prenatal chiropractor, and they will answer any questions. 

2. Chiropractic Care in the First and Second Trimesters

In the first trimester, your baby is not large enough to put additional weight on your spine, hips, and legs. However, chiropractic treatment can help your body cope with changes and meet the needs of your developing child.

During the first trimester, the parts of your child’s body take shape. Your body needs nutrition and energy to build your child’s bones, muscles, organs, and nervous system. Chiropractic care can alleviate digestive blockages and reduce morning sickness, allowing pregnant patients to get the most out of a healthy diet.

As your child grows, chiropractic treatments help the pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments support the baby. 

3. Chiropractic Care in the Third Trimester

Chiropractic spinal adjustment in the third trimester is an invaluable tool in making pregnancy more bearable and relieving nerve, muscle, and joint pain that goes along with supporting your baby's weight. The chiropractor will strive to improve your posture and create a supportive environment for a developing child. 

4. Treatment of Breech Pregnancy

Breech birth is a potentially dangerous complication during delivery that occurs when the baby's legs point downward. Compared to the typical head-down position, breech delivery is longer, more painful, and sharply increases the risk of complications. The Webster technique is a time-tested adjustment to the sacral region of the spine that makes the pelvic bowl more flexible and facilitates turning the baby when it is in the breech position.

Make an Appointment for Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Compass Family Chiropractic 

Compass Family Chiropractic supports pregnant women with chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic care during pregnancy. Call their team today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what to expect at a prenatal chiropractor.

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      - Hannah Frank
    • I started getting adjusted at 12 weeks pregnant and continued throughout my pregnancy. To say it was a game changer is an understatement. I felt so good my entire pregnancy and I’d say that’s because of the care at Compass. My baby girl is 3 months and has been getting adjusted since 4 weeks old. We love Compass!!
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