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  • Dr. Shirley Delgado-Rivera

Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Prenatal period: during this time women's body goes through physiological and hormonal changes that happens in preparation for the growing baby. In preparation for childbirth, body releases a hormone known as relaxin. It relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix.These changes could create restriction and misalignment of the spine and surrounding joints adding muscle tension, weakness and instability.

Chiropractors who are trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy are certified in Webster Technique. This technique is a specific analysis and adjustment used to reduce pelvic and sacral joint dysfunction and restore restrictions that can occur during pregnancy. With mom's balanced pelvis and align spine, babies have more room in the womb and also have better chances to move into optimal position, resulting in an easier and safer delivery for both mother and child.

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective practice during prenatal period. Regular chiropractic care not only can help manage pain in your back, joints and hips, it can also establish pelvic balance, providing the baby with more space over the course of your pregnancy.

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during prenatal period are but not limited to:

  • Decreased back, pelvis and hip pain

  • Reduce labor time

  • Improve posture

  • Optimal baby positioning

  • Lower chances of complication

At Lake Family Chiropractic, our provider has been trained to work with pregnant women and uses a specific table that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractor also could provides exercises and stretches to your treatment plan that are safe to use during pregnancy.

If you would like to know more about chiropractic care during pregnancy, please visit our website , send a message to or give us a call at (216)242-6155.


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