Prenatal Chiropractic Care – Is It Safe


Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy, your body will go through several changes in preparation for the birth of your baby. Some of these changes will affect your nervous system, others will cause hormones to fluctuate, and others will have a physiological effect on your body as it naturally adjusts, prepares space, and starts to create a safe environment for the developing baby.

As your baby grows and throughout the pregnancy experience, your center of gravity shifts, your belly burgeons, and your placenta produces increased amounts of a hormone called relaxing that helps to loosen the ligaments and joints around the pelvis, eventually helping the cervix to dilate. This places additional strain on your musculoskeletal system including the ligaments, muscles, and joints along your spine. As a result, many pregnant women experience back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and other symptoms related to the spine and pelvis.

The good news is that chiropractic care can help to reduce the discomfort and pain associated with pregnancy, and Matt le Roux is an experienced chiropractor who is ready to help.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care, What Is It?

During your pregnancy and as your body changes, prenatal chiropractic care may include stretching, spinal adjustments, and other gentle techniques that can help relieve pressure along your spine and back. This non-invasive and drug-free treatment can help pregnant patients. The benefits of chiropractic care contribute significantly to overall pain relief, general wellness, and health for both you and your baby.

Is Prenatal Chiropractic Safe?

A prenatal chiropractor is specifically trained to provide chiropractic adjustments that include stretching, adjustments, and manipulations that will help reduce pain and increase comfort for pregnant patients. Your “Pregnancy Chiropractor” will support you throughout your pregnancy journey as your body changes and adapts to your growing baby. As you move into your third trimester and during the later stages of pregnancy, your chiropractor may use a method called the Webster Technique which helps to ensure your baby has enough room to move around. Your chiro will help establish balance in your pelvis which reduces stress on your uterus and supporting ligaments, which has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning when labor begins. The Webster Technique reduces the chance of breech, where a baby is positioned feet-first, and which often requires more complicated interventions.

Chiropractic Treatment and Prenatal Care:

Dr Matt le Roux is a qualified chiropractor and is ready to assist you through your pregnancy with specialised chiropractic adjustments that are designed to relieve pain and stress on your body. Chiropractors make use of adjusting tables which are specifically designed to cater for the changing needs of a pregnant woman and use techniques that avoid unnecessary pressure on your abdomen. Matt can help to relieve your back, neck, and joint pain, and is there to support you throughout your pregnancy. To find out more, book an online consultation with Matt where he can discuss all the benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care with you directly.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is prenatal chiropractic care?

Prenatal Chiropractic Care is an effective and generally safe way to ease the discomfort you may be experiencing during pregnancy. A qualified chiropractor may assist with adjusting your spine, ligaments and muscles, which can have a positive impact on your pregnancy and your general comfort.

Do I need to tell my chiropractor I’m pregnant?

It’s important to inform your chiropractor that you are pregnant, and to also speak up if you experience any symptoms that may seem abnormal. Your chiropractor can assist with adjustments that can significantly reduce pain associated with pregnancy, including pains in your lower back, neck, and other areas around your spine.

Can a chiropractor help with pregnancy back pain?

Chiropractic care by a trained professional may include adjustments, stretching, and other gentle techniques that can significantly reduce back pain for pregnant women. A qualified chiropractor is trained to help manage lower back pain, neck pain, joint pains, and other dysfunctions that may be associated with your spinal column throughout your pregnancy.

How soon after giving birth can I get a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic care can help to manage and significantly reduce some of the pains associated with pregnancy by means of spinal adjustments and manipulations that help your body through the physical changes associated with pregnancy. While you can go for a chiropractic adjustment at any time, you should be comfortable enough to leave the house before booking your appointment.

Dr. Matt le Roux is a man of many talents: chiropractor, sports scientist and functional medicine practitioner. His science-based approach motivates him to explore the synergy between health and performance that changes the way you move, live, train, think, and eat.

Dr Matt le Roux

Chiropractor, Functional medicine practitioner

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