Dr. Mark Heil, D.C.
Chiropractor • Doctor of Chiropractic
13849 Round Lake Blvd NW • Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 323-4855 • Fax: (763) 427-4822

Pregnancy Related Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic Care During & After Pregnancy

pregnancy-careAt Heil Chiropractic, we offer a complete set of services specifically designed for women who are expecting a baby. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is completely 100% okay!  Actually, it is recommended!

Chiropractic care is perfectly safe during pregnancy when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained in the physical changes that occur within a pregnant woman’s body.

Pregnancy is a beautiful, natural process, nothing short of amazing, but it does not always go smoothly for all women. During pregnancy, millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions are occurring both in the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system.

While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful now. Having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child.

Chiropractic For a Safe Birth

Chiropractic Care throughout your whole pregnancy, will restores balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments and therefore leads to a safer and easier delivery for you and your baby. In addition, the chiropractic adjustment reduces interference to the nerve system allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential. Published studies have indicated that chiropractic care does in fact reduce labor time. Doctors of Chiropractic make alterations in techniques to accommodate for the increase in belly and breast size. There are also adjusting tables that are designed with abdominal pieces that “drop-away”, this allows pregnant woman to lay face down.

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic is not only safe when you are pregnant, pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care!

Chiropractic care during the actual labor and birth process itself has been found in studies to shorten labor time by 25 to 60 percent, reduce the amount of pain medication required, and help make the whole delivery process more comfortable.

Biochemical Changes During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems which respond favorably to gentle, safe, noninvasive chiropractic care. Many rely on chiropractic care to help assure optimum biomechanics of the hips and spine in the hopes of reducing the need for interventions during the birth process.

Other potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Maintaining the pregnancy
  • Controlling vomiting
  • Increased likelihood of full-term delivery
  • Reduction in the time of labor and delivery
  • Significantly less likelihood of back labor (contractions and sharp pain felt in the lower back during labor).
  • Prevent a potential cesarean section or vaginal breech delivery
  • Significantly reduced utilization of epidurals, forceps, vacuum extraction, episiotomies, and Cesarean sections.
  • Reduced likelihood of postpartum depression.

Chiropractic Care After The Birth

Even relatively easy deliveries can stress a baby’s spine, resulting in subluxations. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side.

Relax. We use special approaches to make our adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child. Rest assured that chiropractic adjustments to your new born use no more pressure than you’d need to test the ripeness of a tomato. Adjustments to newborns contain only ounces of force.

This is why every woman needs Chiropractic through pregnancy-so that the arrival of their baby is a “wonderful experience”. There is no better way to get a head start in life.  Chiropractors can provide guidance, resources, symptom relief and health optimizing care in this exciting time when you want to be your best.

If you are going through the wonderful miracle of pregnancy, give yourself and the baby the best chance at a healthy delivery.  Contact our office to schedule an appointment at (763) 323-4855!