Chiropractic Care for

Pregnancy & Prenatal

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”

— Laura Stavoe Harm

From the moment a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins undergoing changes at a rapid pace. These changes range from physical to physiological to hormonal in nature. While these changes are necessary for the growth and safe arrival of a baby, they can sometimes make various activities difficult for the expecting mother. Additionally, pregnancy often means you can’t rely on over-the-counter medications and other remedies that may alleviate symptoms. Pregnant women may struggle to find a balance between care that is safe for their growing babies and addressing their own various needs, all the while going through rapid body changes. Visiting a chiropractor is a safe and effective way to find relief from pregnancy ailments, as well as set up both mom and baby for optimal labor, delivery, and recovery.

Common Effects of Pregnancy

Perhaps the most obvious change during pregnancy is a mother’s growing stomach. While this change signifies a growing and healthy baby, it can also put enormous strain on a mother’s body. Even early in pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity begins to shift to the front of her pelvis, altering her balance and posture.

As pregnancy progresses and the baby develops and grows more, the curve in the mother’s lower back begins to increase, putting stress on the lumbar spine. To compensate for this change, the curvature of the upper spine may begin to change as well. 

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As all of these changes are happening, a hormone called relaxin is released, loosening ligaments throughout the body, particularly in the pelvis. Relaxin is vital to preparing for labor and delivery, but it can also cause imbalances in posture, which make pregnant women more susceptible to trips and falls, in addition to general pain and discomfort. The majority of women experience lower back pain during pregnancy, as well as general aches and pains. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective method for addressing these and other issues common in pregnancy.

Chiropractic Care as Prenatal Care

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Some mothers may worry that chiropractic adjustments are not safe during this stage or that they will negatively impact their baby. But this is not the case—the American Pregnancy Association even encourages pregnant women to see chiropractors to experience the benefits from chiropractic care. Just like aches and pains outside of pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments can offer relief without resorting to medication. By addressing any misalignments in the spine, chiropractic care offers a realignment of the body, preventing not only discomfort but also bringing about optimal health, healing, and wellness.

Most importantly, a chiropractic adjustment can restore balance to a woman’s pelvis and improve her overall posture as her body adapts to changes. Not only does this contribute to overall heath, it can address any misalignments in the pelvis, allowing the baby to have more room inside the womb and to shift into the optimal position for birth. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has also proven to shorten labor time and reduce the need for medical interventions during delivery, leading to better birth outcomes and healthier moms and babies.

Visiting Virtue Chiropractic

If you are pregnant and want the healthiest and best pregnancy possible, visiting a McDonough, GA chiropractor can offer a number of benefits. Not only will you be able to receive care from an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Fuller, but you will also be working with a chiropractor who is passionate about helping you. Dr. Jhenelle Fuller’s primary focus is on pregnant women and children, and she is certified in Webster Technique, which is specifically for pregnant mothers. As a practice member at Virtue Chiropractic, the health of you and your baby will be in good hands.
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We’re With You Every Step of The Way

Chiropractic care is proven safe and effective for every age group, from infants to the elderly. Regular chiropractic care can be an effective form of healthcare that can reduce dependence on prescription drugs, alleviate the symptoms of a variety of ailments, and boost energy.

How We Can Help

Are you experiencing any of these issues? Chiropractic can help.

Digestive Problems
Ear Infections
Headaches & Migraines
Neck & Back Pain
Numbness & Tingling

Life isn’t meant to be lived with pain.

Chiropractic care is a trusted, drug-free, non-invasive, and scientifically-proven approach that can help increase your health and wellness.

From providing the best in preventative health measures and helping you eliminate chronic pain, Dr. Jhenelle Fuller and the Virtue Chiropractic team are ready to help you get your body back to functioning at its best. Reach out to us today and start your journey toward optimal wellness.