Pregnancy puts significant stress on your spine, which can result in discomfort, pain, headaches, misalignments, sciatica, and other complications. As your baby grows, your body must continue to adjust to balance the weight of the baby. The good news is that pregnancy doesn't have to be uncomfortable, Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché in Traverse City, Michigan, offer gentle, effective care, creating a comfortable pregnancy for expectant mothers. To learn more about how chiropractic care can safely alleviate the discomforts of your pregnancy, schedule a consultation with Piché Family Chiropractic today.
Yes. As a matter of fact, there are virtually no contraindications for receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché are specially trained in the adjustment of expectant moms, ensuring pressure is never applied to the abdomen during an adjustment. More than safe, chiropractic treatment is recommended to alleviate pain and discomfort and set you up for a healthy delivery.
Chiropractic treatment is safe in all trimesters. During the first and second trimester, Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché will focus primarily on alleviating your discomfort and keeping you comfortable as your baby grows. In the final trimester, he will focus on preparing you for a healthy delivery and limiting the risk of breech or posterior presentations by balancing the pelvis and performing specialized adjustments.
The benefits of chiropractic treatment during pregnancy are numerous and include:
When it comes to feeling great, sleeping well, and planning for a healthy delivery, the benefits are abundant. When you feel comfortable during your pregnancy, you may also benefit from secondary effects, such as:
Your obstetrician is most effective when he or she is included in the decisions you make about your care. More and more physicians support and recommend treatment from a chiropractor, both during pregnancy and otherwise.