Chiropractic Care for

Pregnancy & Prenatal Care

A woman’s body changes rapidly with pregnancy. From physical changes to physiological changes, these are necessary shifts for the growth and health of your baby.
Chiropractic for pregnancy and prenatal care at PCH Chiropractic
PCH Chiropractic, Capistrano Beach Chiropractors
Yet, discomfort and pain may arise, and when pregnant, you can’t rely on over-the-counter medications to alleviate your symptoms. It may prove difficult to balance care that is safe for your baby while also looking out for your own needs. Visiting a San Clemente and Dana Point chiropractor is a safe and effective method for relief from pregnancy-related discomforts. It further sets mom and baby up for an optimal delivery and recovery.

Common Effects of Pregnancy

The most noticeable change during pregnancy is a mother’s ever-growing belly. This is a sign that your baby is growing and is healthy. However, it can place an immense amount of stress on the mother’s body. Your center of gravity shifts toward the front of your pelvis, which creates changes with balance and posture. As your pregnancy progresses, the lower back curve increases. This may result in low back pain. Further, the upper spine may change to compensate for this. Toward the end of your pregnancy, the body releases a hormone called relaxin. This loosens the ligaments in the body, particularly around the pelvis. This can increase your risk of trips and falls, as well as overall pain and discomfort. Luckily, chiropractic care is a natural and effective type of care for addressing these issues and helping you have a healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
Prenatal care in Capistrano Beach at PCH Chiropractic

Chiropractic Care as Prenatal Care

Many mothers worry about the safety of chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy. However, the American Pregnancy Association encourages pregnant women to seek out chiropractic care during pregnancy. Similar to aches and pains outside of pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments can provide a natural method for relief. A chiropractor addresses misalignments in the spine that prevent discomfort but also encourage optimal health, healing, and wellness.

A chiropractic adjustment reinstates balance to a woman’s pelvis. This improves her overall posture and reduces pain. This also allows the baby more room within the womb. Interestingly, chiropractic care is also associated with shorter labor times, reduced need for medical intervention during delivery, and better birth outcomes for both mother and baby.

The Webster technique has been utilized by pregnant chiropractic patients now for decades to help with in-utero constraint and breech presentations. Dr. Palmer Peet studied directly under Dr. Larry Webster, the developer of this effective technique. Over the years, Dr. Palmer Peet has taken this vital information given directly to him by the technique’s developer and taught this valuable technique to hundreds of other Doctors of Chiropractic. Dr. Peet is considered an expert in the use of the Webster Technique. Patients wishing to utilize this technique should feel confident in consulting with the doctors at PCH Chiropractic.

Visiting PCH Chiropractic

If you’re pregnant and want to ensure you lead a healthy pregnancy, visit a San Clemente and Dana Point, CA chiropractor. You’ll gain many benefits, and with us, you know you’re in good hands.

Schedule an Appointment

Ready to discover the benefits of chiropractic care? At PCH Chiropractic, Drs. Palmer and Catherine Peet are here to help you get the most out of your life and obtain the highest standard of health and wellness. Book your appointment today.