Pregnancy

pregnant_belly-194x300Your Body, Your Baby

If you are pregnant, one of the best things you can do is see a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractic care provides so many things a pregnant body needs: a flexible and balanced spine, hips and pelvis; internal organs without postural stress and freedom from nerve stress – all essential for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Along with a better diet, exercise and avoiding drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, chiropractic care should be an essential part of a pregnant woman’s heathcare regimen.

What Does A Doctor Of Chiropractic Do?

A pregnant woman needs to have her body as healthy and strong as possible in order to handle the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth.Chiropractic care will help ensure that all the body systems function properly especially the reproductive system including the uterus, ovaries and related organs and structures which are essential for a healty pregnancy. If the body structure is causing the slightest nerve interference to these systems it could adversely affect the mother and the developing fetus. Dr. Squires will examine your body for distortions that cause nerve stress. These distortions are knows as subluxations. If he finds subluxations in your body he will correct them with a chiropractic adjustment.

Can Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic care may help maintain pregnancy, control vomiting, deliver full-term infants with ease and produce healthier infants. Chiropractic has demonstraded success with back pain, premature contractions and back labor. [8][9][10]

Low Back Pain

It has been observed that 57% to 69% of pregnant women suffer from low back pain. In one study of 17 pregnant women under chiropractic care who reported a pain score of 5.9, after chiropractic care their pain dropped to 1.5. [13]

[8] Stein K The value of chiropractic care in cases of pregnancy. ACA J Chiropractic. July 1964: 19
[9] Brynhildsen J hansson A, Persson A, Hammar M, Follow-up of patients with low back pain during pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1998;91 (2):182-186.
[10] Phillips C, An effective drug-free approachto premature contractions. ICA Review, Oct 1998.
[13] Lisi AJ. Chiropractic spinal manipulation for low back pain of pregnancy: a retrospective case series. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 2006; 51: e7-10.