Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I was just speaking to someone in my LA chiropractic office about receiving chiropractic care and pregnancy. Actually, I was more listening and they were talking about what a great experience they had getting chiropractic adjustments throughout the time they were pregnant. Afterwards I decided to check Planet Chiropractic and see what resources there were on the topic of pregnancy.

Among articles there was one from 2002 by Jeanne Ohm titled: Greater Comfort and Safer Births. Jeanne says… Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your pre-natal care choices. A large percent of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth.

Then there is an article simply titled Pregnancy and Chiropractic and authored by Canadian chiropractor Martha Collins. Martha says… Adjusting women through pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of our work, because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this life.

I also was reminded of a recent interview with Jennifer Laycock of The Lactivist (some great articles and products for moms). Jennifer says… When I got pregnant the second time, that same pain came back full force at about 4 months in. I immediately began seeing a chiropractor to help with the pain. I had regular adjustments all through my pregnancy and ended up going nearly every week the last month or two.

Among the articles I searched was an older piece of news from 2001 regarding Pregnancy and the Dangers of Aspirin and commentary by Darrel Crain in a 2006 article regarding ultrasound during pregnancy.

Just had a new patient pregnant mom in my office while I was completing this piece. I Love when that happens!

I’ll wrap up with one semi related article titled: DCs in the Delivery Room which was authored by Dr. Karen Bagnell and published in 2003.

4 thoughts on “Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy”

  1. I WISH that I had this kind of care or at least really looked into it when I was pregnant with my first child. The discomfort sometimes was a pain in the behind and was not very fun to deal with. My poor husband tried to do so much to help things, and now we just wish we had this kind of care available to us when I was pregnant. Thank you for the article! I’m gonna direct some of my friends who are currently pregnant over to this blog, it should be of some help to them.

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