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Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Receive Chiropractic Therapy


Despite pregnancy being a joyous time for many expectant mothers, it often doesn’t come without its own unique set of challenges. Aches and pains may become quite normal, especially in the lower legs and back, which may affect your quality of life. Luckily, chiropractic care may provide relief and help you manage and overcome several types of pregnancy-related pains and symptoms. Additionally, chiropractic care during pregnancy is known to offer several benefits, outside of pain relief. This article will discuss some of the benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women.


The body goes through many significant changes during pregnancy to accommodate the growing baby. Relief may be available for some of the most troublesome pregnancy discomforts, including aches, pains, swollen feet, and raging hormones. Through chiropractic care that relieves pressure and restores proper alignment to the body by adjusting misaligned vertebrae and joints, the body can function optimally and work at its best to ensure you are in peak health during your pregnancy.

Chiropractic care is a drug-free, surgery-free alternative that focuses on the adjustment of joints around the spine that comes with minimal side effects. During pregnancy, chiropractic care can help you achieve optimal health and reduce stress around the spinal column, which is exacerbated during pregnancy. It is well-known as a safe and effective medical treatment during pregnancy. However, discussing chiropractic care with your obstetrician/gynecologist is always suggested before booking an appointment with a chiropractor. Chiropractic care may not be suitable for all patients. It is best to avoid chiropractic care during pregnancy if you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Placenta abruption
  • Vaginal bleeding


Aside from specific cases in which your doctor or OBGYN medically recommends refraining from chiropractic care to avoid further complications, chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. It is always recommended to discuss chiropractic care during pregnancy with your doctor or OBGYN before receiving treatment. When receiving chiropractic care, no medication or invasive surgery is involved. Instead, chiropractors use physical manipulation to restore the body’s proper alignment and relieve tension and pain within the body. With proper alignment restored, your body will be able to function optimally. Chiropractic care may help with stress, anxiety, and mental health conditions, improving immune response and function, improving posture, and additional benefits. Chiropractic doctors all undergo training related to the proper care of pregnant women. Some chiropractic doctors even specialize in prenatal and postnatal care for both mother and baby.

Many chiropractors have specialized equipment to accommodate a pregnant woman’s growing body to allow optimal comfort. In addition, they will often recommend a variety of stretches and exercises for the mother that are beneficial and safe during pregnancy.


There are many benefits to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy and after giving birth. Chiropractic care is a safe, risk-free option for aligning spinal joints and even offers an additional range of benefits during pregnancy. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide the following benefits:

  • Alignment of compromised spinal curvature due to growing waistline
  • Reduction of nausea and morning sickness
  • Restoration of the spine’s balance
  • Maintenance of pelvic alignment to improve labor comfort, facilitate fetal growth, and improve the chance of normal delivery
  • Reduced stress on the body and reduction of misaligned vertebrae or joints due to enlarged abdomen, pelvic changes, changes in posture, and increased back curve
  • Improved posture
  • Stress and mental health improvement
  • Increased immune system function

After experiencing a change in your center of gravity during pregnancy, tasks such as sleeping, standing, or sitting comfortably can become difficult. In addition, when the pelvis is out of alignment, the baby’s movement space and ability to move in the best position for labor can become compromised. Pelvic balance and body alignment can be restored through chiropractic care to allow the nervous and reproductive system to work more efficiently. In addition, chiropractic care can provide pain and nausea relief and make pregnancy a more comfortable experience. Although morning sickness, aches and pains, and swollen feet are typical of pregnancy, it is not necessary for you to be uncomfortable or in pain throughout your pregnancy. Contact Atlas Total Health Chiropractic today at (866) 668-0108 to discuss how chiropractic care may help you during your pregnancy or schedule a consultation.


Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in life for many women. Still, it does not come without its difficulties. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can assist you with reducing all the undesirable aspects of being pregnant. If you are looking to achieve a healthy and happy pregnancy and reduce troublesome symptoms, give us a call to help you achieve optimal health during pregnancy.