What Does a Prenatal Chiropractor Do?

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care for Everyone

A prenatal chiropractor specializes in chiropractic care tailored specifically for pregnant women. Their main goal is to maintain or improve spinal alignment and overall physical health throughout pregnancy. Here are some of the key aspects of what a prenatal chiropractor does:

  1. Spinal Adjustment: They provide adjustments to the spine to alleviate back, neck, and joint pain, which are common due to changes in posture and center of gravity during pregnancy.
  2. Pelvic Balance: Prenatal chiropractors aim to ensure the pelvis is properly aligned. This can help the baby get into a better position for delivery and may reduce complications during birth.
  3. Symptom Relief: By adjusting the spine and addressing any misalignments, chiropractors can help reduce symptoms such as nausea, headaches, and other discomforts associated with pregnancy.
  4. Exercise and Stretching Advice: They often recommend exercises and stretches that are safe during pregnancy to enhance flexibility, strength, and balance.
  5. Overall Wellness: Prenatal chiropractors focus on overall wellness, offering advice on nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle to support a healthy pregnancy.