Pregnancy

pregnancy

A special case is that of pregnant women.  Patients may wonder if chiropractic care can be administered when a woman is pregnant.  The improved functioning of the body is advantageous for anyone.  Because chiropractic care is individualized, the proper adjustments and amount of pressure are evaluated on a patient to patient basis and are therefore adjusted to any special needs of a patient, including pregnancy.  Pregnant women who receive chiropractic treatments often report that the delivery goes more smoothly.  There are even studies that indicate that chiropractic care can reduce the need for pain medications during the labor process and may even reduce the total time of the labor.

As research indicates, there are four stages where an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child.

Pre-Conception

A strong, supple and balanced body prepared by chiropractic care is necessary to have as easy a pregnancy as possible.

Pregnancy

During pregnancy regular chiropractic care is especially beneficial to mothers who seek a natural approach to better health.

Labor and Birth

Optimum biomechanics of the hips and spine ensured by regular chiropractic care are vital so that the need for interventions during the birth process is unrequired.

After Birth

If the baby has a subluxation, which can also happen via natural births, which can stress a baby’s spine, and the infant might be unable to comfortably turn its head to one side, causing problems with breastfeeding.
With our chiropractors, you and your baby are in safe hands. We employ special approaches to make our adjustments safer and more natural than any medication or procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will my baby be hurt by the adjustments?
    This is a misconception many parents have. They believe their child will receive the same treatment they will. However, an infant’s spine hardly ever has the muscle tightness that adults have. This means a child’s spine is adjusted according to the energy required.
  • Will my spine become too loose after adjustments?
    Of course not. Spinal joints which need adjustments since they are ‘locked up’ will receive adjustments. This will permit muscles and ligaments that have weakened to become stable and heal.
  • Why would I need chiropractic when pregnancy is natural?
    While birthing and pregnancy is a natural process, it is the birthing process we now treat like a disease that has begun causing issues. A newborn faces harsh decrease in temperature loud noises and other environmental changes it is unused to. Add to that various drugs and anesthesia, it can have a deep impact on a newborn.
  • Will chiropractic be approved by my medical doctor?
    Chiropractic care doesn’t need to be approved by any medical practitioner since chiropractors are certified doctors as well! Having an expert second opinion of another health expert definitely won’t hurt. The importance of this drug-free, natural approach is being closely followed and accepted by medical experts, especially in pediatric care.
  • What is the correlation between my spine and my baby?
    During your pregnancy just might be one of the best times to benefit from chiropractic care. Of course it’s never a bad thing to have a nervous system that works optimally, but during a pregnancy it’s especially beneficial for both mother and child. While your body starts changing, and carrying the weight of another person, chiropractic care is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself. Some chiropractic cases actually report shorter and easier births.

Call Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic in Surrey at 604-385 2020 to book an appointment.