Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

Women go through emotional and physical changes during pregnancy. Among the physical effects, many suffer hip, neck, and lower back pain brought on by the increased pressure on muscles.

Chiropractic care has proven to be an excellent way to ease pregnancy discomfort without the need for medications or invasive procedures. Chiropractic care decreases muscle tenderness and adjusts spinal misalignment to stimulate physical and emotional well-being.

During pregnancy, regular visits to the chiropractor can help women progress through the nine months safely, smoothly, and comfortably. At Rushmore Family Chiropractic, we welcome all women who want to take extra care during pregnancy and lessen the tension in the neck, lower back, and hips.

Is Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Safe?

One of the major concerns of women is wondering whether chiropractic treatments are safe during pregnancy. Women can ease those concerns by understanding what chiropractic focuses on: the adjustment and maintenance of joints. Without invasive techniques or painkillers, this type of therapy can relieve discomfort that frequently comes along with pregnancy. Our Chiropractors take extra time to make sure that you are always comfortable with whatever treatment they feel will help you the most. We have specific techniques just for mommas to be!

How Can a Chiropractor Help You?

Pregnancy can be difficult for some women, bringing hormonal, physical, and emotional changes. These changes may affect your posture, change your center of gravity, and take away the comfortable sleeping position you are accustomed to. If you don’t address the issues, the results can be poor posture and improper positions when you’re standing, moving, and sleeping.

Regular chiropractic care can help you avoid these issues. Here are other reasons women should consider chiropractic care during pregnancy:

Improve the Function of the Nervous System

Changes in the spine and posture can also impact the immune and nervous systems, making the body vulnerable to different conditions. At Rushmore Family Chiropractic, we practice treatments that support healthy nutritional and physical changes.

Ease Pregnancy Symptoms

Insomnia, morning sickness, and foot swelling are common symptoms women experience during pregnancy. With regular chiropractic care, we will lessen nerve pressure from the neck, spine, and lower back to stimulate nerve communication and improve your sleep and well-being.

Support Labor and Delivery

Longer labor hours and painful delivery are nightmares for every pregnant woman. Through regular chiropractic care during pregnancy, we can encourage appropriate baby position and pelvic alignment to shorten labor and alleviate delivery pain.

Improve Baby Positioning

Chiropractors use special adjustments and methods during the last stage of pregnancy to improve baby positioning. At Rushmore Family Chiropractic, we have a team of trained prenatal chiropractors familiar with the right stretching techniques and joint manipulations.

Dr. Becky Beilstein is certified in “Webster Technique,” which is a specially designed method for pregnant women and breech babies. It ensures the baby has optimal room to move around, and, in the final stages of pregnancy, it helps turn breech babies. When the babies move more easily, they will be more likely to end up in the proper head-down position instead of the breech position.

Chiropractic Care For Post-Partum

Chiropractic care for post-partum cases promotes faster physical recovery and helps women regain their previous shape faster. 

Another essential part of chiropractic treatment is addressing any posture or misalignment issues from pregnancy and caring for a baby. Preventing these complications can help new mothers avoid chronic and serious conditions. Our chiropractors can show mothers techniques and exercises for proper movements for avoiding injury when caring for their newborns.

Contact us today at (605) 716-0646 to book an appointment at Rushmore Family Chiropractic and discuss chiropractic care during pregnancy.