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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Downtown Seattle’s Most Trusted Prenatal Chiropractor for Pregnancy Care

Congratulations on this very exciting time in your life! Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fourth, you likely have many questions and concerns about chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Chiropractic is safe and beneficial for both mother and baby!

Our Seattle Chiropractors routinely work with pregnant women and use techniques to avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. We understand the specific needs of pregnant women and will provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy and that will compliment any adjustments we make to your spine.

During pregnancy, several physiological and hormonal changes occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joint:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations

When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby and make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body-work more effectively.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Preventing unneeded cesarean section

Is it difficult to be adjusted while you are pregnant?

Not at all. We have been trained to adjust the spines of pregnant women and use special techniques that will not put pressure on your abdomen.

How late in my pregnancy can I be adjusted?

We have adjusted patients during labor, which is when a lot of shifting happens in the mother’s pelvic area

Should I wait until I have a problem to see a chiropractor?

Not at all. Chiropractic care should be used as a preventative measure. Periodic spinal checkups will help you feel better throughout your pregnancy and allow you to have a safer, easier delivery.

Dr. Morgan Anderson DC is Webster certified to provide prenatal, postnatal and pediatric care to families in Seattle

Dr. Anderson has a passion for caring for women throughout their pregnancy. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Technique certified Seattle chiropractor who specializes in providing prenatal, post-natal, and pediatric care. Webster Technique encourages babies to be properly positioned for birth. The theory and technique are simple; gently adjusting subluxations within the pelvis, sacrum, and surrounding ligaments, releases tension and creates space for the baby to naturally position itself in a head-down position.

Webster Techniques works best when administered from early on in the pregnancy and has an 82% success rate when performed by 36 weeks gestation. * It typically takes several sessions to free subluxations. After 36 weeks, more frequent sessions are advisable to create as much space as possible and allow for an easier birth. If you have questions about Webster Technique or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson, please call 206 623-2225.