Chiropractic Care Benefits When You Are Pregnant

Chiropractic Care Benefits When You Are Pregnant


If you are pregnant and have never seen a chiropractor before, it might be a good time to start. At OC Ultimate Wellness, we have helped many of our pregnant patients and treated them for neck and back pain which resulted from normal weight gain and altered biomechanics during pregnancy. Our specialized chiropractic care can improve balance and alignment in your spine and pelvis areas as well. These treatments can provide a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery for both the mother and baby.

The aches and pains that develop during pregnancy are associated with the numerous changes that occur in a women’s body. The stress that is associated with these changes can alter the way you move, sit, and sleep which can cause severe discomfort. Recent studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers, at some point during pregnancy, will develop lower back pain. These changes will typically disrupt the normal curvature of the spine and could to lead to other sciatic symptoms and neck pain. The changes in hormone levels have the potential to loosen ligaments that attach to the pelvic bones and could make it more difficult for the body to accommodate a growing baby. Chiropractic care can help the baby assume their optimal birthing position and reduce the mother’s risk of having a breech baby. Regular chiropractic care can also provide a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery for both the mother and baby by stimulating the nervous system to enable proper functioning of your reproductive organs.  

As an expectant mother, you may have or you will, experience a few of the following symptoms including nausea, morning sickness, back and pelvic pain, shortness of breath, elevated blood pressure and changing hormone levels. While under chiropractic care, these symptoms and the intensity of all of them can be greatly diminished.

Under the direction of your body’s nervous system, you will adapt to the various changes associated with growing a new life inside of you. This new life you carry will do all that it must to preserve the health and wellbeing of itself. Your baby’s needs will cause your own body to experience a number of deficiencies that you will have to adapt to.

At OC Ultimate Wellness, in addition to relieving your symptoms and pain associated with pregnancy, we are also able to offer advice on nutrition, proper ergonomics and exercise recommendations. Please call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Randy Ramirez at 714-891-7870.