About chiropractic care and pregnancy

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how these disorders affect your overall health and well-being. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on a drug free, hands-on approach to examine and diagnose and then treat their patients. Chiropractic physicians are also well trained to make treatment recommendations pertaining to therapies, rehabilitation, nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic medicine is considered a holistic and preventative discipline; therefore, one does not need to be in pain in order to begin chiropractic care.

Why have chiropractic care during your pregnancy?

Undergoing chiropractic care during your pregnancy is safe, gentle and effective for treating many of the physical complaints that a woman may experience during her pregnancy. Doctors of Chiropractic that have received advanced specialized training are well educated to treat a woman through her entire pregnancy. Due to the continuously changing biomechanics of a pregnant woman’s body, specific techniques and tools are used to ensure the safety, comfort and effectiveness of treatment.

Listed below are some of the benefits of having chiropractic care during your pregnancy, researched and identified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association [LINK]

  • Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy.
  • Doctors of chiropractic work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, quicker, safer delivery.
  • Chiropractic adjustments reduce interference to the nerve system, allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential.
  • Chiropractic care is shown to reduce the need for pain medications and medical interventions.

Please read some of our testimonials from women who have experienced chiropractic care from Dr. Clemente during their pregnancy and how they have benefited…

What else can chiropractic help with during my pregnancy?

Neck Pain
Upper/Mid Back Pain
Lower Back pain
Pubic Pain
Hip Pain
General Discomfort
Breech Presentation
Carpal Tunnel
Round Ligament Pain

Changing biomechanics of the body during pregnancy

The biomechanical changes of the spine that a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy can cause certain stressors in the body which can lead to pain or discomfort, explained as follows:

Post-pregnancy chiropractic care

Many women do experience various aches and pains along with general discomfort post-pregnancy. Due to the drastically changing biomechanics of the spine (explained above), sometimes a woman’s body has a hard time readjusting to these physical changes and therefore will feel achy, sore or pain even after labor and delivery. Chiropractic care can help a woman’s body adjust quicker to these physical changes and alleviate the symptoms. For example, when a woman starts breast feeding her upper back and neck are stressed and most women do experience discomfort in these areas of their spine from holding their baby properly to nurse.

Owen’s testimonial

My 10.5 month old son Owen has had a difficult past few months. Starting in September 2010, when he was just 6 months old, he began getting massive double inner ear infections. His pediatrician prescribed antibiotics which did not help or clear the infection. This continued until January 2011. He was on a total of 4 different rounds of antibiotics, including painful shots given for three days in his legs. My precious little guy has had a ton of GI issues, yeast infections, belly aches and trouble sleeping as a result of all of the antibiotics that were being continuously pumped into his system for four months.


Family wellness

Many of the families that have been treated by Dr. Clemente, have seen and felt the benefits of getting adjusted and even come in to get adjusted together.

For references visit: www.icpa4kids.org

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