Attending to the unique needs of expectant mothers is the goal of pregnancy chiropractic. Chiropractors are specially trained to tailor their techniques to help alleviate common pregnancy complaints and to protect both mother and child.
Pregnancy chiropractic is unique as expectant mother is carefully supported in order to provide superior comfort and to protect her and the baby from strain or injury. Many areas of the body are avoided during treatment to protect mother and child and extra attention is given to areas of the body that are particularly affected by pregnancy, like the feet and back. A pregnancy massage is not advised during the first trimester, but can provide welcome relief later on, especially during the last few months of pregnancy.
The benefits of pregnancy chiropractic are numerous. It can be supremely comforting both physically and emotionally to an expectant mother, and the psychological benefit itself can be quite therapeutic. In addition to stress and anxiety reduction, pregnancy chiropractic can help reduce expectant mothers’ common aches and annoyances, like swollen ankles and lower back pain.