Can Pregnant Women Receive Chiropractic Care?

Hello everyone. Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza. I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute and a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.

The question of whether or not chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy is frequently raised by my practice members who are planning a family and I thought this would be an appropriate topic for today. 

It seems like a lot of people are making babies lately.

Chiropractic care during this precious 9 month time frame has been common practice for many moms as they require professional care for biomechanical complaints (most notably lower back pain) or they simply want to be their best and build a healthy baby.

The 1st trimester is usually uneventful unless and of course morning sickness occurs. Trimester 2 is typically easy going as any morning sickness normally subsides but towards the end of trimester 2 and trimester 3 is when things tend to be the most challenging.

As the baby grows and fills the womb, mom’s posture is going to change. The curve in the lower back will increase which in turn will cause humping of the upper back which in turn will cause forward head posture.

These posture distortions will result in headaches, neck pain, pain between the shoulder blades, heartburn and indigestion, lower back pain and sciatica. These are very common symptoms during trimester #3.

A literature review of 33 research papers on this very subject concluded the results of these papers revealed a favorable outcome regarding the use and effectiveness of chiropractic care during pregnancy.

And this has been my clinical observation over the years as well. Moms who get regular adjustments throughout their pregnancy have a much more comfortable pregnancy and most also have a quick and easy delivery.

So, if you are pregnant and/or planning to have a family, chiropractic care would be an awesome addition to your health care regime.

All you have to do to start is call 905 335 LIFE (5433) to schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation. This also includes a free detailed posture scan and then we will take it from there.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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