When you become pregnant, no one warns you of how uncomfortable you may become. Of course, you can be excited about the changes coming up in your life, but you may need to deal with back pain, achy hips, and sore joints. Instead, seeing a prenatal chiropractor can help keep your body relaxed and fully aligned while keeping you and your baby safe. Our chiropractic care team at Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness in Eden Prairie, MN, is here to help expecting mothers get through their aches and pains by offering unique treatment programs.
What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor while Pregnant?
When pregnant, seeing a chiropractor can offer an opportunity to soothe sore muscles and ligaments that change as the body changes. Some who have visited a chiropractor during pregnancy may claim to experience relief from low back pain, ligament pain, morning sickness, and pelvis pain. Some have even claimed prenatal chiropractic care helps reduce the chances of having a C-section and shortens the length of labor.
How Often Should You Go to a Chiropractor while Pregnant?
There is usually no set schedule for when someone who is pregnant should see a chiropractor. Though a chiropractor on our team may recommend regular visits, seeking chiropractic care about once a month may be enough for the optimal alignment of the spine. If any discomfort needs to be discussed or addressed, you may require more visits. Speak with a member of our team and your medical doctor to discuss the options of seeking chiropractic care while pregnant.
What Should You Expect During Prenatal Chiropractic Treatments
Prenatal treatments are a little different than traditional chiropractic care visits. First, a chiropractor on our team may not have you lie on your stomach but more on a slight angle on your side. If the chiropractor needs you to lie down on your stomach, he may use a unique table that can move, so you're not putting pressure on your stomach. The alignment for a prenatal chiropractic adjustment may focus on the pelvis to relieve tension.
During your treatment session, a chiropractor on our team can discuss any concerns where you are experiencing discomfort and develop a treatment plan for future visits.
Get Prenatal Chiropractic Care from a Chiropractor on Our Team
If you are curious about seeking prenatal chiropractic care, call us at 952-303-4590 for Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness in Eden Prairie, MN. We can help you develop a non-invasive, drug-free pain management program to help keep you and your baby healthy.