Chiropractors may not deliver babies, but obstetrics is a required course of study for all chiropractors. This training leads chiropractors to fully understand the mechanical and physical aspects of the causes of pain and discomfort during pregnancy. It is important that pregnant woman correct the effects of spinal stress and postural distortion. Those who go into their pregnancies with poor alignment may find that their conditions worsen, leading to unnecessary discomfort and the possibility of difficulty during delivery. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been known to decrease both labor and delivery times. For these reasons and others, women who had not received chiropractic care in the past should regard their pregnancies as a reason to do so now.
Chiropractic care can often help make pregnancy more enjoyable by effectively treating misalignments created by the growing fetus, thus creating a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. While all licensed chiropractors are receiving training related to pregnancy, some chiropractors specialize in prenatal care. Ask if they specialize in this area, or get a referral from your doctor. To schedule an appointment, please call 860-621-2225 or visit us at 200 Queen St., Southington. We focus on the body as a whole while addressing the cause of your problem, not just the symptoms.
P.S. A pregnant woman’s misaligned pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the baby to develop. It can also infringe on the baby’s ability to get into the best possible position for birth.