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Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care helps our bodies deal with stress better, allowing them to heal and regulate the way they were intended. This is true at all times in a person’s life. But when a woman is pregnant, it’s especially important.

Pregnant women may only think of getting chiropractic care when their hips start to bother them at night, when they can’t walk due to back pain, have the dreaded sciatica type pain, or if the baby is not “in the correct position”.

At Innate Family Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to caring for your body.

In Chiropractic, we say “the power that made the body heals the body”. Getting adjusted at any stage of your pregnancy creates proper alignment in your body and nervous system.

Thanks to 2020 most people are living in sympathetic dominance. When we are living in sympathetic dominance, our body is working much harder than it needs to.

One way to understand sympathetic dominance is to think of your foot being on the gas 24/7. If your foot is on the gas ALL THE TIME, you run out of gas quickly. If you run out of gas, you are far less efficient and cannot function well.

On the other side, if our body is functioning in parasympathetic dominance (opposite of sympathetic), you are so exhausted that you don’t have any energy to even put your foot on the gas pedal. We need a perfect balance between both systems to live optimally.

Getting adjusted helps regulate your nervous system function.

Chiropractic care can help women take their foot off the gas or apply pressure to the gas pedal to help drive their car (their bodies) well.

During pregnancy, chiropractic care can also help our bodies to have less intrauterine constraints – allowing for more ease and space for mama and baby to be more comfortable during the whole process.

Getting chiropractic adjustments is absolutely safe for pregnant woman. Not only is it safe, it is shown that women who receive chiro care while pregnant have shorter labor times (by 25-31%!). This is why women in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come see us!

The best time for a woman to start chiropractic care is early in pregnancy. Outcomes for a successful pregnancy is drastically higher if chiropractic care starts before pregnancy or in the first trimester than if starting at 39 weeks!

My commitment to providing the best chiropractic care for pregnant women includes taking all in-person lectures/trainings with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (and have taken refresher classes over the years). I also continuously study monthly with the Pediatric Experience to gain more knowledge to better serve our community here in Bellevue.

If you are on the East Side and need chiropractic care, please click here to schedule an appointment, or give us a call at 425-883-2543.

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