Any woman who’s been pregnant before knows that aches and pains are a fairly common part of pregnancy. The same is true of nausea and some other symptoms. For women who live in the Portsmouth area, including Kittery and Rye, Quintessential Chiropractic is here to help. We want pregnant women to be able to enjoy the time they’re pregnant, which is more likely if they’re not in pain.

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How Can Prenatal Chiropractic Care Help Pregnant Women?

Chiropractic care can help to alleviate or reduce many symptoms of pregnancy. The potential benefits of prenatal chiropractic care include:

  • Relief from pain in the neck, back, and joints
  • Nausea control
  • Possible C-section prevention

Prenatal chiropractic care involves making gentle adjustments to the spine and pelvic area that can help to get everything in proper alignment. During pregnancy, the weight of the uterus and the protruding belly may cause the woman to curve her lower back. This can put great stress on the spine and its surrounding structures.

Can All Women Receive Chiropractic Care?

Any pregnant woman who comes to Quintessential Chiropractic must tell our chiropractor they’re pregnant. This ensures that the doctor only uses treatments that are suitable for pregnancy. You should also tell the doctor about any pregnancy-related conditions or symptoms you’re experiencing. Some conditions occur during pregnancy that might mean adjustments aren’t a good idea. These include:

  • An ectopic pregnancy
  • Placenta abruption or placenta previa
  • Vaginal bleeding

What Else Should Pregnant Women Know About Prenatal Chiropractic Care?

The effects of the adjustments are cumulative, so you’ll feel more relief as you come in for your visits. Our chiropractor may also give you special stretches and other exercises that you can do between your appointments to enhance the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustments.

It’s important to keep all the appointments you have with the chiropractor up until the baby is born. Once you give birth, give our office a call to schedule postpartum chiropractic care. You can even discuss newborn chiropractic care with our experienced team.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Portsmouth Chiropractor Today

The team at Quintessential Chiropractic is ready to provide prenatal care to our patients. Our chiropractor will discuss your pregnancy-related symptoms with you so that you can receive a customized treatment plan to help you feel your best during your pregnancy. Call us today at (603) 433-2333 for more information on prenatal chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.