Chiropractic care is known for being safe, gentle, and conservative, making it an excellent way to ensure comfort and good health during pregnancy and after. The pregnant body goes through numerous changes that serve to protect the baby. But sometimes, those physical adjustments cause discomfort and stress. 

We know you want your pregnancy to be exceptional, and chiropractic care can help in many ways. Offering various benefits that cater to physical and mental well-being, chiropractic solutions are effective and non-invasive and ensure the baby is protected as you find restored movement and comfort. 

This post discusses five benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy and five benefits of chiropractic after pregnancy, so you can get the most out of this special time. 


5 Benefits of Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a remarkable time in a mother’s life. And while excitement and happiness are often portrayed, you may also feel overwhelmed, exhausted, uncomfortable, and run down. 

Chiropractic care can greatly help your pregnancy by supporting a healthy body and mind. 


Reduces Pain 

Because of the physical changes to the body during pregnancy, discomforts and restricted movements are prevalent. Back, hip, and neck pain are common complaints, usually due to loosening joints and ligaments, weight gain, and stress. 

Chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy can reduce pain and injuries to the spine, soft tissues, and joints. 


Supports Posture 

The added weight during pregnancy can compromise the body’s posture. The back will naturally start to arch, which can put pressure on areas not meant to support it and lead to back and hip pain. 

Chiropractic support will give you postural guidance and techniques so you can keep your spine and the neck and back’s soft tissues healthy.


Improves Sleep

Sleeping during pregnancy can be challenging. Improper sleeping positions often hinder sleep quality and contribute to discomfort. Ironically, getting more and better sleep during pregnancy is important to you and your baby. 

Your pregnancy chiropractor can help you determine correct sleeping positions, so you get the quality sleep you need. 


Reduces Stress

Not only do pregnant women find themselves losing comfort, but they also have many hormonal changes, and emotional and mental stressors about what’s to come. These can quickly stack on top of each other and offer overwhelming feelings and thoughts. 

Chiropractic techniques often inspire relaxation, which can minimize stress and anxiety during pregnancy as you find improved overall balance and comfort. 


Safe Delivery 

With a strong, healthy, aligned body, delivery can be smoother and faster. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to promote pelvic balance and hip and spine alignment, so the baby can position correctly during delivery. 


5 Benefits of Chiropractic After Pregnancy 

After you’ve had your baby, your body needs to heal, repair, and recover. Chiropractic care can help improve your health and movement so you can jump into motherhood quickly and with confidence. 


Supports Posture

You just got used to holding your body much differently than usual. It may be difficult to reestablish your posture after pregnancy, which can cause dysfunctions in your spine and soft tissues.

Working with a chiropractor, you’ll receive postural support so your body can function correctly without added pressure. 


Encourages Healing

Getting aligned and balanced will help ensure your tissues, joints, and spine heal properly and support you correctly. Your body just underwent a challenging experience and needs attention to restore itself. Chiropractic helps the postpartum restoration process happen faster and safer. 


Relieves Pain

While pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful, they’re also traumatic events that take a toll on the body. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, natural way to find fast comfort and improved mobility, flexibility, and movement patterns. Healing injuries rather than masking pain will help keep your discomfort from returning. 


Reduces Stress

Just like chiropractic can help reduce stress while pregnant, it can also reduce stress afterward. You have a lot going on now, a new baby is amazing, but it’s a lot to take on, whether it’s your first or fifth. Chiropractic solutions such as dry needling and soft tissue mobilization can provide much-needed relaxation to the body and mind. 


Restores Normal Function

When pregnant, the mother takes on additional pressure in many areas. The back, neck, hips, even feet are affected by the changing body and additional weight. Chiropractic solutions will help align the spine and balance the body, so you move properly, free from restrictions, as you’re meant to. 


Visit Whitefish Chiropractic During & After Your Pregnancy 

At Whitefish, we offer several chiropractic solutions that can contribute to your safe, comfortable pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience. Our team has seen firsthand how our natural, holistic methods help pregnant women and their babies thrive. 

We know your goal is to find comfort and strength so you can enjoy your new addition. Let us help you reach it. 

If you’re ready to get balanced and energized, schedule your appointment with our prenatal chiropractor today.