Prenatal Care FAQ

Pregnant women can benefit tremendously from chiropractic adjustments before, during and after pregnancy. Adjustments can help reduce the pain and nausea associated with pregnancy and reduce the risks of a complicated labor.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe for pregnant women?

Chiropractic adjustments are completely safe during pregnancy. Our chiropractor in West Los Angeles and Westchester is well-versed in performing adjustments on pregnant women to relieve back and neck pain and aid in a smoother pregnancy and delivery.

What is a prenatal spinal adjustment?

A prenatal spinal adjustment is a gentle manual adjustment that is performed on a pregnant woman to relieve back and neck pain and realign the pelvis. This is most often performed on a table that contains special sections to help support the belly and spine. Pillows can be added for additional comfort and support during the adjustment.

Do you offer prenatal massage therapy?

We provide prenatal massage therapy to help relax the mother-to-be and reduce back, neck, and leg pain. It also eases the mind, reduces anxiety, increases blood flow, and improves lymphatic function. Prenatal massage can even reduce water retention in the legs, feet, and hands.

Receiving regular massages may produce a smoother pregnancy and labor. During your massage, our massage therapist will make sure you are entirely comfortable, which includes adding supporting pillows before and during the massage.

What are the benefits of chiropractic prenatal care?

Receiving chiropractic adjustments as part of your prenatal care can reduce back, neck and leg pain, keep your pelvis in its correct position, help you maintain a healthy pregnancy, reduce nausea, and prevent breech deliveries. The adjustments can also prevent improper posture.

Can I receive adjustments throughout my pregnancy?

Chiropractic adjustments can be performed during every stage of pregnancy. As the body changes during pregnancy, the pelvis and spine start to tilt. This can cause spinal and pelvic misalignments, which lead to back, neck, pelvis, and leg pain. By periodically realigning the spine during pregnancy, you are ensuring that your spine and pelvis remain in their proper alignments, which gives the baby more room to move and grow.

Do chiropractic adjustments help correct a breech baby?

Chiropractic adjustments may be able to help move your baby from a breech position into a head-down position for a natural delivery. Many babies present in the breech position until the eighth month of pregnancy, and some babies do not shift until after 37 weeks. While this is completely normal, if you are concerned about a breech baby and are in your eighth month of pregnancy, schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. Receiving regular adjustments during the eighth month can help encourage your baby to move into a head-down position so that you can have a smooth, natural delivery.

To learn more about how our chiropractor in West Los Angeles and Westchester can reduce your lower back pain and maintain a healthy pregnancy, call our office at 424-800-2488.

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