Balance Family Chiropractic

Adjustments During Pregnancy

Dr Jen with pregnant patientBack pain, sciatica, upper back pain and headaches do NOT have to be “normal” issues during pregnancy! Throughout pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes dramatic changes to accommodate the growing baby. Not only does a woman gain the weight of a growing baby during pregnancy but her centre of gravity shifts, her breasts increase and hormone release loosens ligaments and joints.

These changes put added stress on the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves), leading to misalignments in the spinal bones. These misalignments are known as subluxations and can affect the communication between the brain, the body and the uterus. Chiropractors work to locate and correct these misalignments to alleviate the stress on the mother’s nervous system and allow a optimal environment for the developing baby.

Woman face down on special adjustment table used for treatments during pregnancyAt Balance Family Chiropractic we utilize a special table and various pregnancy pillows which allow mom to lay on her stomach so she can be as comfortable as possible. As the baby grows, the table and pillows can be adjusted to match the babies growth. Chiropractic adjustments are delivered gently and are perfectly safe for mom and baby at all stages of pregnancy.  Mother’s who have undergone chiropractic care frequently state that carrying to term was more comfortable, labour and delivery times were shortened and less medical intervention was required.