While there is very little evidence to suggest adjustments may be linked to miscarriage, as a conservative practitioner I suggest avoiding them. The worst thing you can have is a patient calling you a day after an adjustment asking if it was related to a miscarriage.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe during pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is usually a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.
Can chiropractor cause a miscarriage?
Once you’re in the third trimester, it’s also not a good idea to lie on your back during a chiropractic session. Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are generally considered safe during pregnancy and studies have not linked them to an increased risk of miscarriage.
Can you go to the chiropractor in your first trimester?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine care for most chiropractors.
How long can you go to the chiropractor while pregnant?
Very generally speaking, it’s not unusual to see your chiropractor once a month during your first trimester and then every two or three weeks until you hit the last month of your pregnancy, when you may schedule weekly visits until delivery.
Can I twist to pop my back while pregnant?
Avoid any twisting or movements that put pressure on your abdomen. Keep in mind that your body produces increased levels of the hormone relaxin during pregnancy. This helps you to be more flexible during delivery, but it can also cause you to overstretch.
Can you go to the chiropractor while on your period?
The irregularity of menstrual cycles can also wreak havoc on a woman’s body and wellbeing, in addition to affecting hormones and fertility. Thankfully, chiropractic care is a natural, safe, and effective way to regulate menstrual cycles and manage painful symptoms as well.
Can chiropractic care help with morning sickness?
Throughout the entire pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments are safe and can be effective for reducing the symptoms that you may encounter, including morning sickness, acid reflux and digestive issues.
Can you get massages while pregnant?
The American Pregnancy Association says that women can begin massage at any point during a pregnancy. However, many prenatal massage therapists will not accept clients until the second trimester of pregnancy.