Pregnancy Adjustments

Pregnancy Adjustments

There are many benefits of receiving regular chiropractic adjustments while you are pregnant. Many women experience postural, hormonal and structural changes during pregnancy that can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back. Did you know that these misalignments could pose a potential threat to the development of your baby?

These misalignments, referred to as subluxations, cause cause stress overload to the mother’s nervous system which can lead to a detrimental health for the developing baby.


What’s Unique About Our Treatment

Our treatment here at Schneider Clinic puts the patient first. Treatment plans are customized and specific to the current state that you are in. Your treatment can involve various therapies including the following:

Other adjunct therapies are also available to ensure each patient has the best opportunity to recover fully. These include interferential treatment, mobilization, pregnancy exercises, home nutrition support and more.

    Physiological and Hormonal Changes as Your Body Prepares for the Birth of Your Baby

    Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy. Specific Chiropractic adjustments can help your body adjust correctly to these changes, resulting in a healthier pregnancy for you and your baby. Some changes that may occur include:

    • Center of gravity moves forward increasing the lumbar curve and placing extra strain and force through the lumbar spine joints.

      • The hormone relaxing loosens joints; increasing mobility and decreasing stability which creates aggravation of previous joint injuries and amplifies pelvic imbalance.

        • Growing baby and increased fetal movement creates expansion of lower rib cage which can be aggravating to mid back joints that connect to ribs.

          • Increased breast size to prepare for lactation adds additional strain to upper thoracic joints.

            • Modified gait becomes wide, creating a variation in skeletal joint and muscle mobility, aggravating the pelvic joints, hip joints and sciatic nerves.

              • Modified posture through shoulders to offset change in center of gravity causes loss of cervical curve leading to headaches.

                • Pelvic misalignment alters pelvic opening leading to intrauterine constraint and fetopelvic disproportion.



                  The 4 Stages of Chiropractic Care for Mother and Baby

                  A more regular menstrual cycle
                  Optimal uterine function
                  Prepares body for healthy implantation
                  Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs
                    Balance, alignment and flexibility
                    Less morning sickness and nausea
                    Detection, prevention and correction of fetal malposition
                    Less back pain, neck pain and joint pain
                      Shorter delivery times
                      Less traumatic births
                      Reduced need for pain medication
                      Decreased chance of a breech baby
                      Less risk of a Cesarean birth
                        More comfort while breastfeeding
                        Greater production of breast milk
                        Less incidence of postpartum depression

                          If you are pregnant, we encourage you to give Schneider Clinic a call at (574) 293-7000 to see how we can help you!

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