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
Is chiropractic care 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 care is recommended to alleviate pain and discomfort and set you up for a healthy delivery.
In what trimesters can I receive chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is safe in all trimesters. Your recommended care will be determined by numerous factors: how far along you are during pregnancy, your current health status and concerns that you have. The doctors will focus on preparing you for a healthy labor and birth by balancing the spine pelvis and performing specialized adjustments.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy are numerous and include:
- Decreased likelihood of requiring a cesarean delivery
- 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 care?
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 care from a chiropractor, both during pregnancy and otherwise. Drs. Joe and Lea have great relationships with many area OBs and are happy to communicate with your OB regarding your care.