The Best Time to Start Prenatal Chiropractor Visits
Chiropractic care is a great way to stay healthy when pregnant. But when should you start seeing a prenatal chiropractor?
Many mothers want to incorporate chiropractic visits as part of their overall pregnancy wellness strategy. However, mothers who haven’t previously worked with a chiropractor before being pregnant are sometimes perplexed about when to make their initial visits.
There are many different opinions out there. Some people think that you can wait until your third trimester, while others say it’s best to start as soon as possible.
Dr. Lisa Jewell is the founder of Jewell Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. She routinely answers questions from expecting mothers about the best time to start prenatal chiropractor visits and why.
Mothers should try to start prenatal chiropractic care in the first trimester.
“In general, it’s never too early for mothers to start seeing a prenatal chiropractor,” Dr. Jewell explains. “Mothers and babies can benefit from chiropractic care at all stages.”
These early appointments are all about preparing for delivery. Your prenatal chiropractor will start helping you with birth prep, pelvic and fetal alignment.
During the first trimester, you may only need to meet with your chiropractor occasionally. As your pregnancy advances, plan on more frequent appointments to ensure that all is well and you are fully prepared for delivery.
Prenatal chiropractic appointments in your second trimester help relieve soreness and prepare for a healthy delivery.
As your body changes, you will begin to feel a shift in your balance and center of gravity. These changes can cause discomfort and contribute to symptoms like lower back pain during pregnancy.
Prenatal chiropractors can help during the second trimester with alignment and flexibility techniques to build strength and resilience. This second trimester is a good time to ensure that your body is strong and ready for a healthy delivery.
Increase your chiropractic appointments in the third trimester as delivery approaches.
Towards the end of your pregnancy, you may be seeing your prenatal chiropractor more frequently — sometimes even weekly! These appointments will help you maintain strength, alleviate tension in your body and prepare you and your baby for a healthy delivery.
Working with your prenatal chiropractor during the third trimester can help create an optimal pelvic alignment and shorten the pushing stage of labor. It can also reduce your risk of interventions and stalled labor.
At Jewell Chiropractic, the team also provides pelvic floor therapy during appointments, especially going into your third trimester. These techniques can help reduce your risk of tearing during delivery.
Feel stronger and healthier with tailored chiropractic care during pregnancy and delivery.
The providers at Jewell Chiropractic have specialized training in prenatal chiropractic care in Portland, Oregon. They take the time to listen to your story and find a treatment style that works for you.
You deserve a plan that will see you through pregnancy and postpartum life in optimal health – so you can be there for your family! Get in touch today and schedule an appointment to learn how the Jewell Chiropractic team can help you during this exciting time.