One of the most important times to receive chiropractic care is during your pregnancy!
The International Chiropractic Association recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy by minimizing in-utero constraint. Many women have fears of going to a chiropractor when they are pregnant but going to a good chiropractor who has experience adjusting pregnant women is the best thing to do. Because of a hormone secreted during pregnancy called relaxin which makes everything move easier, pregnant women are actually easier to adjust than others. Other positions are used so that the pregnant patient does not have to lay face down once the patient gets to far along in the pregnancy. All stages of the pregnancy can be helped by chiropractic care including morning sickness in the first trimester.