Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Pregnant Women in Brantford?

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Pregnant Women in Brantford?

Some people question if chiropractic is safe during pregnancy.  There are concerns that it can be dangerous to both the mother and the baby.  The truth is that is perfectly safe during pregnancy for both mom and the baby.  Mothers who receive chiropractic care at Total Chiropractic in Brantford during pregnancy have a much more comfortable pregnancy and also a smoother delivery.

Just as chiropratic is safe and beneficial for toddlers, teens and adults it is also safe and beneficial during pregnancy.  There is no danger to the baby and the benefits to mom are quite significant.  Chiropractors are trained to work  with your spine and have all the necessary skills and knowledge to make your pregnancy a pain free experience.

If you have been pregnant you know how much stress that little bundle of joy can put on your back, hips and knees.  Performing regular daily tasks can become quite challenging as the baby grows and uneven weight distribution pulls your body out of balance.  Regular chiropractic adjustments throughout your pregnancy will relieve much of the added stress that is placed on your spine and relieve the pressure that is placed on your nerves which can cause not only pain but also numbness and tingling in your legs, arms and hands.  Since your belly is continuously growing regular adjustments will help with the imbalances this may create.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments making you feel great during your pregnancy, there are some things that you can do on your end to help yourself stay comfortable.  Regular exercise such as walking and swimming will keep your blood flowing and the muscles moving during your pregnancy.  Wearing flat shoes will be much more comfortable during your pregnancy.  As your baby grows it will pull your lower back forward and wearing high heels will accentuate this process causing imbalances in your pelvis and spine.  As far as sleeping goes, lying on your side with a pillow between your knees will take the pressure off your back and knees and help you and the baby get the rest you both need.  Lastly, if you have to sit at a desk use a footrest to take pressure off your feet and legs and try not to sit for longer than 30 minutes at a time.

Chiropractic care combined with these tips in Brantford can make the difference between an uncomfortable painful pregnancy and a pleasant experience during this precious time of your life. Call us at Total Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.


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Total Chiropractic
92 Elm Street
Brantford, ON N3R 4V2
(519) 756-8171