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How Chiropractic Care Can Help During Pregnancy

As your body goes through many changes during pregnancy, you may start to experience new aches, pains, pelvic changes, and postural adaptations. These are normal, of course, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer through them!

Chiropractic care can help alleviate many of the common discomforts associated with pregnancy and help keep you feeling and functioning at your very best. Here's a closer look at how chiropractic care can help during pregnancy and why it's so important:

Chiropractic care is based on the premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. The nervous system controls and coordinates everything that happens in the body, and when there is interference in the nervous system, it can lead to problems with function and overall health. As chiropractors, we use adjustments to correct this interference and restore proper communication between the brain and the body so that you’re functioning at your highest potential. This is vital during pregnancy because the nervous system plays a key role in regulating many of the processes that occur during pregnancy including hormone production, blood pressure, and digestion.

With gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments, it can help relieve many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as neck and back pain, joint pain, headaches, nausea, round ligament pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and edema (swelling). Chiropractic care can also help improve labor outcomes by reducing the length of labor and the need for interventions such as forceps or vacuum assisted deliveries by making sure the spine and pelvis are well-aligned.

Additionally, regular chiropractic adjustments can help position your baby in the optimal position for delivery. When babies are in the breech position (bottom down), there is an increased risk for complications during delivery. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can significantly increase the likelihood of babies turning to the vertex (head down) position before delivery, allowing for a safe and healthy birth.

If you're currently pregnant or are trying to conceive, please don't hesitate to seek out chiropractic care. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is an important part of keeping both mother and baby healthy throughout the entire 9 months and chiropractors will be able to provide relief, safely and effectively, for many common pregnancy discomforts while also helping to ensure a healthier pregnancy overall. This is a very special time, and so it's important that the nervous system is functioning at its highest potential, free of any stress or interference, to allow for an optimal, healthy, and natural birth.

Here at Revitalize Chiropractic we want to ensure that you will receive the best possible care for not only yourself, but for your expecting child as well, and allow this time in your life to be as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us today at 651-493-2146 or email us at

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