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Pregnancy Care at Be Chiropractic

Woman with ultrasound photosBe Chiropractic is dedicated to supporting all stages of a pregnant person’s journey. From preconception to postpartum, we are devoted to caring and offering our vast knowledge of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period to our patients.

Pregnancy is a time of a lot of physical and emotional changes. Chiropractic care is very beneficial during pregnancy because it allows the pregnant client to feel relief from some challenging symptoms. It also balances the nervous system, relieves stress, improves pelvic alignment, and decreases any tightness in the pelvic muscles/ligaments. Scientific studies have shown that chiropractic care during pregnancy leads to faster and easier deliveries.

We believe in the importance of beginning care early in one’s pregnancy so we can address any structural or neurological imbalances before the stress of the growing baby begins to affect one’s body. Some reasons why prenatal patients seek our help include:

  • Low back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Round/Uterine ligament pain
  • Breech presentation
  • Headaches
  • Looking for a calming, supportive environment

At Be Chiropractic, Dr. Micaela is certified in the important Webster Technique, which specifically addresses any misalignments in the pelvis of a pregnant person. It also supports work with the soft tissue of the uterus and enables an optimal environment for baby positioning increasing chances of a low-intervention birth.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is essential for relieving common aches and pains as well as supporting labor and delivery by allowing optimal baby positioning. Additional benefits include relieving any unnecessary stress on the nervous system during pregnancy.”

One of our patient’s favorite parts about receiving prenatal chiropractic adjustments is our table. All of our tables allow pregnant people to lie comfortably face-down with the assistance of specialized and comfortable pillows for the belly.

Dr. Micaela is well-connected and well-known amongst the Denver birth community. She regularly works with other prenatal providers (doctors, midwives, doulas, etc…) and is eager to be part of your prenatal team. Over the course of a typical pregnancy, an expectant patient will typically gain between 30 – 40 pounds. As the bulk weight of the baby is deposited in the pelvis, the center of gravity shifts forward. In order to compensate, the natural curves of the spine exaggerate, which can often cause low back pain.

Receiving chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy can help ensure that your pelvic bones are properly aligned which will ultimately facilitate a quicker, easier delivery. In one study, women receiving chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group not receiving chiropractic care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do chiropractors turn babies?

Dr. Micaela can gently and specifically adjust the mother’s spine and pelvis into proper alignment. This reestablishes normal physiological function and allows the baby to find the best possible position for the birthing process.

When is the best time to start care?

Due to the effects of the hormone relaxin and its contribution to sacral instability, it is beneficial to start care as soon as possible. The female body changes rapidly during pregnancy. Chiropractic allows these changes to be integrated into the body with ease.

Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it is very safe. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free discipline. Dr. Micaela will use special techniques or table modifications to avoid any unnecessary pressure on the abdomen.

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Pregnancy Chiropractor Washington Park CO | (303) 777-0828