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Pregnancy Chiropractic

While pregnancy is an exciting time of life for many moms-to-be it’s also accompanied by various aches and pains, nausea and other unpleasant symptoms. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help women experience the happy and healthy pregnancy they deserve.
Pregnant Woman

Providing Comfortable Care

At our clinic, we feature adjusting tables that can be modified to fit a pregnant woman’s body. Moms-to-be can lie on their stomach or back. We also have special pillows. The combination of the adjustable tables and pillows allows us to place pregnant women in various positions that are most comfortable for them.

Chiropractic is entirely natural. As painkillers aren’t an option during pregnancy, our natural care provides critical relief to allow expecting moms to feel as comfortable as possible.

What to Expect

During your first appointment at Graham Chiropractic, our chiropractor will perform the following:

  • Postural evaluation
  • Orthopedic checks
  • Range of motion examination

Please note that pregnant women do not get X-rays.

Girl with ear to mom's pregnant belly.

Regular chiropractic adjustments to the lower spine, particularly during the late second and third trimesters of pregnancy can help the muscles, tendons and ligaments in and around the pelvic area to be free from any restriction or tightness. The result is a potentially smoother delivery.

Not only do we encourage pregnant women to come in for care throughout their pregnancies but after giving birth as well. Why? Regardless of the way a mother gives birth, she is likely to experience some pain or discomfort as her body returns to pre-pregnancy health.

In the days and weeks after giving birth, you may have headaches, back pain, neck pain, muscle aches and breastfeeding discomfort. Chiropractic care is an excellent, drug-free way of dealing with such discomfort.

Women report being able to deal with these common discomforts easier with continued chiropractic care.

Is chiropractic safe for a mom and her baby?


Yes, we use only gentle techniques on a mom-to-be. Her baby can benefit from the adjustment because when Mom’s nervous system is free of interference, she can have a healthier pregnancy and healthier baby.

Will you work with my OB and other healthcare providers?

Yes, Dr. Graham works with a mom’s doctors or midwives to help the patient through the pregnancy and give them whatever support they need. We always will try to stay in contact with your other healthcare providers.

Do you take X-rays of pregnant patients?

No.

Can chiropractic care reduce my labor time?

It may. While every person will respond to chiropractic care differently, there’s a study that shows that chiropractic does reduce labor time. In addition, chiropractic care may decrease the need for interventions such as suction extraction or forceps.

Should I bring my baby in to get adjusted shortly after birth?

Yes, it’s a good idea to have your infant checked by a chiropractor shortly after birth. A chiropractor trained in pediatric chiropractic will evaluate the baby’s spine to make sure their cranium and spine are moving as they should. If an adjustment is needed, the chiropractor will apply light fingertip pressure on the baby’s spine.

Is there anything else I should do to have a healthy pregnancy?

Yes, eating a nutrient-dense diet, drinking plenty of pure water and performing gentle stretches all can help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Book an Appointment

Whether you’re in your first or last trimester of pregnancy, chiropractic can help you. Contact our Pleasant Hills chiropractic office today to schedule an appointment!
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Pregnancy Chiropractor Pleasant Hills PA | (412) 655-8525