Chiropractic care is usually a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.
Can chiropractic adjustments cause miscarriage?
While there is very little evidence to suggest adjustments may be linked to miscarriage, as a conservative practitioner I suggest avoiding them. The worst thing you can have is a patient calling you a day after an adjustment asking if it was related to a miscarriage.
How often should I go to the chiropractor while pregnant?
Very generally speaking, it’s not unusual to see your chiropractor once a month during your first trimester and then every two or three weeks until you hit the last month of your pregnancy, when you may schedule weekly visits until delivery.
Can a chiropractor hurt my unborn baby?
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are generally considered safe during pregnancy and studies have not linked them to an increased risk of miscarriage.
When do I need to tell my chiropractor Im pregnant?
Most women wait until around 8-12 weeks to announce their pregnancy, but if you’re seeing a chiropractor, you need to tell her/him right when you find out (it’s even a good idea to share when you’re starting to try).
Is it OK to crack back while pregnant?
Cracking your back while you’re pregnant is fine as long as it’s done with caution. Be aware that discomfort you may feel in your back could be due to the weight and position of your baby. Cracking your back may be more difficult as your pregnancy progresses.
Can you get massages while pregnant?
The American Pregnancy Association says that women can begin massage at any point during a pregnancy. However, many prenatal massage therapists will not accept clients until the second trimester of pregnancy.
Can you go to chiropractor in first trimester?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine care for most chiropractors.
Can I go to the chiropractor at 38 weeks pregnant?
The short answer is yes; lots of pregnant women go to the chiropractor as part of a scheduled treatment plan.