Many soon-to-be mothers can agree that pregnancy can produce new aches and pains that can result in severe strain and discomfort. The average weight gain during pregnancy is 25 to 35 pounds, which can place increased stress on the body. The low back, legs, buttocks and sciatic nerve can all be affected. In fact, studies have shown that about half of all pregnant women will develop low back pain during pregnancy.
At Platinum Chiropractic, we aim to be proactive with your health during and before pregnancy. Before you even become pregnant, Drs. Bret and Lindsey can locate and correct imbalances in the pelvis and spine that could contribute to pregnancy discomfort.
From there, we truly believe that chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can not only provide relief from possible aches and pains, but also ensure that your body is in the proper positioning to deliver your baby as naturally as possible. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are safe and effective. The best part is that you can relieve discomfort and pain naturally, without the use of medications!
Both Drs. Bret and Lindsey have begun post-graduate studies to obtain certification through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.) We know that’s a mouthful, but what that means is that we are taking an educated and active role in your and your baby’s health, and we take that very seriously.
Both doctors are also Webster Certified, which means that they have additional training in the detection and correction of sacrum and low back issues that can play an important role in ensuring that your baby is in the best possible position for birth.
Finally, in the eight weeks following delivery of your baby, the ligaments will begin to tighten up and some women experience additional discomfort from the new challenges of constant reaching, lifting, and nursing.
Continuing chiropractic care will help ensure that your body heals faster and that your nervous system functions the best it can to help you in caring for your newest family member!
We would love to be your chiropractor during pregnancy!