Is It Safe to See a Chiropractor While Pregnant?

Your back is killing you and your posture is all wonky—but is it safe to see a chiropractor? Here's the scoop.
ByMadelyne Dolandolan
Updated
Apr 2017
pregnant woman stretching park

Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, it’s also highly beneficial.

All chiropractors are specially trained to treat pregnant women, but you may want to do a little research and find one who specializes in prenatal or perinatal care. Getting regularly adjusted while pregnant is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine that comes along with the weight gain. It can also prevent sciatica, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back down through your legs and to your feet. It’s also important to maintain pelvic balance, which is oftentimes thrown off as your belly grows and your posture changes.

Besides making you feel better during pregnancy, getting regular chiropractic adjustments can also help control nausea, prevent a potential C-section and has even been linked to reducing the amount of time some women spend in labor.

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