Pregnancy

Dr.  Joe Piché -  - Chiropractor

Piché Family Chiropractic

Dr. Joe Piché

Chiropractor located in Traverse City, MI

Pregnancy
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.

Pregnancy Q & A

by Dr. Joe Piché

Is chiropractic treatment safe for pregnant women? 

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.

In what trimesters can I receive chiropractic treatment?

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.

What are the benefits of chiropractic treatment during pregnancy?

The benefits of chiropractic treatment during pregnancy are numerous and include:

  • Decreased likelihood of requiring a cesarean delivery
  • Reduced risk of breech or posterior presentation during birth
  • Reduced labor time
  • Diminished anxiety and nausea
  • Reduced neck and back pain
  • Alleviated joint and muscle pain

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:

  • Ability to continue working throughout the duration of your pregnancy
  • Better sleep at night, which can result in improved mental clarity, a stronger immune system, and lower risk of depression and anxiety
  • Ability to prepare for the baby or care for other children without physical restraints or limitations

Should I visit with my OB or family medicine doctor before receiving chiropractic treatment?

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.

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