Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Gentle Prenatal Care to Safely Improve Your Pregnancy Experience
If you’re expecting a baby, congratulations! Pregnancy is wonderful, but it also bring many changes to a mother’s body. If you’re experiencing pregnancy-related strain or stress, our Greenville chiropractor can help you enjoy greater comfort and better overall wellness through natural, drug-free techniques.
Chiropractic Care While Expecting
Visiting a prenatal chiropractor prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the bony pelvis, muscles and ligaments. Postpartum chiropractic can bridge a missing gap in health care: New mamas should be adjusted shortly after giving birth to quicken recovery time and normalize overall pelvic and spinal bio- mechanics.
As a mother of four boys, Dr. Jenna feels passionate about helping other moms as they take the journey of pregnancy and motherhood. She uses the Webster Technique to safely, and gently adjust moms throughout their entire pregnancy in preparation for birth
Ease Pain by Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy
You will likely experience pain in your neck, back, and joints during pregnancy. This may be due to an increased curve in your spine, changes to your pelvis, adaptations to your posture, and more. Regular visits to a chiropractor during your pregnancy can address these issues. One study revealed that 75% of pregnant chiropractic care patients reported pain relief.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is seeing a chiropractor safe during pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women with few exceptions. We will do a thorough initial chiropractic exam to begin care. However, please discuss with your OB before beginning care if you have any questions. We make every effort to make you comfortable and keep your body properly supported throughout your visit. Another benefit of using chiropractic care to ease pregnancy-related discomfort is that it provides an alternative to using drugs for pain management.
*If you are experiencing vaginal bleeding, placenta previa or placenta abruption, an ectopic pregnancy, or moderate to severe toxemia, please see your doctor before considering chiropractic care.
What are some physical symptoms I may experience while pregnant?
Your body will change significantly as it nurtures a fetus and prepares itself for birth. You will experience weight gain and shifts in your musculoskeletal alignment which will effect your joints, muscles, and nerves. This can create headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, hormonal swings, nausea, circulatory problems, and edema (swelling).
Chiropractic care can help to alleviate many of these and related symptoms.