Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy: Promoting Comfort and Preparing for Birth


Chiropractic treatment can be a wonderful addition to prenatal care. Many people are aware that regular prenatal visits, good nutrition, and prenatal care are important for a healthy pregnancy. Chiropractic is a gentle and non-invasive form of prenatal treatment that provides relief for the mother from pain and may also help position the child in utero.

Why should I consider chiropractic care during pregnancy? During and after pregnancy, the body undergoes a great deal of physiological and hormonal changes. The curve of the spine increases as the body changes. The abdomen also protrudes. Ligaments relax, and the pelvis is altered. Regular chiropractic adjustments help the body adjust to these changes, and treat common musculoskeletal problems.

A chiropractor can assist with pelvic alignment and balance, which will help to position the baby in the best possible way for delivery.

Chiropractic Care Benefits During Pregnancy A mother can enjoy a variety of benefits by choosing a chiropractor as part of her prenatal team. The American Pregnancy Association states that chiropractic care can have the following benefits:

Reduce the length of labor and delivery by relieving joint, back or neck pain. Prevent a possible cesarean birth.

Many women report relief from back pain caused by pregnancy after receiving chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic treatment is a safe and non-pharmaceutical way to relieve pain.

Webster’s Technique and Breech Babies Dr. Larry Webster D.C. is the founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, which developed a specific chiropractic adjustment and analysis that has become widely used. This chiropractic technique, called Webster’s Technique is used to reduce the effects of SI joint dysfunction and sacral subluxation. The sacrum is misaligned at the base, between the pelvic bone. The SI joints connect the pelvis with the sacrum.

A mid-sized study published in the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapy reported an 82 percent rate of success in relieving intrauterine constraints (a reduction of the amount of space for the fetus’s movement) by using Webster’s Technique. Intrauterine constraint often leads to breech position, which can result in a cesarean.

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