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5 questions pregnant women should ask before getting chiropractic care

So there's baby's on the way and you're doing everything in your power to keep you and your little one healthy. Vitamins and a vegetable filled diet are sure to be on the agenda, but have you also considered chiropractic care? There are so many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy but you're likely to be sceptical until you've tried it. Here are five questions you should ask your chiropractor at the first consultation, if you want to make sure that this is the right treatment for you:

1. Is it safe for my baby?

The short answer is: yes. It doesn't matter if you're in your first or third trimester, chiropractic care is safe throughout all stages of pregnancy. Chiropractors are professionals and know what is and isn't safe during pregnancy. In fact, a good chiropractor can do wonders for your baby's health, as a pelvis that’s out of alignment could inhibit your baby's growth if left unattended.

2. What are the benefits?

If you've suffered from any back or joint pain throughout your pregnancy, then chiropractic care could be an option for you.

With regular pregnancy maintenance care, you can ensure that you're working with the rapid stretching of your pelvic ligaments, allowing a chiropractor to soften any tensions as they happen. This will reduce your discomfort and ensure that your body is functioning at its best.

Back pain during pregnancy is not only caused by the added weight and size of a baby but also the speed at which the baby grows, which doesn't give a woman's lower back much time to adapt. A chiropractor can help to strengthen the back, pelvis and hips to relieve some of the stress put on it by the added weight.

3. How long will it take to see results?

For best results, you should try and visit your chiropractor at least once a month during your pregnancy, potentially more depending on your misalignments. If you keep up with the chiropractic care, you can look forward to long term pain relief.

4. Under what circumstances should chiropractic care be avoided in pregnancy?

Consult a medical professional before getting chiropractic care, as there are certain circumstances where it might be unsafe during pregnancy. Avoid the chiropractor if you've experienced vaginal bleeding or placenta abruption at any point.

5. What should I do next?

If you've asked all of the necessary questions and have decided that chiropractic care is right for you, then visit us on https://www.chiropractorwimbledon.com/book-consult-online or give us a call on 0208 540 3389 to book your very first appointment with the chiropractor. Your body and your baby will thank you!