Pregnancy Chiropractic

Pregnancy & Chiropractic

If you are pregnant, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby is see Dr. Peacock.  As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance.  The average weight gain of 25 - 35 pounds, combined with the increased stress placed on the body by the baby, may result in severe discomfort.  Studies found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low back pain at some point during their pregnancies.  This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby's head presses down on a woman's back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve.  And for those who already suffer from low back pain, the problem can become even worse.

Chiropractic care provides so many things a pregnant body needs for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, including:

  • flexible and balanced spine, hips and pelvis

  • internal organs without postural stress and freedom from nerve stress

If the body structure is causing the slightest nerve interference to these systems it could adversely affect the mother and the developing fetus.  Chiropractic care has demonstrated success in helping pregnant women with:

  • back pain

  • premature contractions

  • breech turning

  • headaches

Chiropractic is very safe for both the pregnant mother and the child.  In fact, newborns can benefit from chiropractic adjustments.