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Pregnancy and Postpartum Care at
Innate Family Chiropractic

Upper thoracic adjustmentAs a pregnant mama, you’re on a beautiful and demanding journey. As much as pregnancy is a blessing, it can also be stressful.

You want to do the right thing for your body and the baby growing inside it. But you hear conflicting messages about what is “right” or what is “healthy.” You feel so much appreciation for your body but also frustrated with the physical demands of pregnancy.

We get it, and we want to help.

Prenatal chiropractic can set your body up to handle the stressors of pregnancy. It also creates an ideal environment in which your baby will grow and develop.

When to Begin Pregnancy Chiropractic

It’s never too soon to begin care for your pregnancy at Innate Family Chiropractic. Whether you just found out you’re pregnant or are trying to conceive, chiropractic can benefit you.

We recommend scheduling an appointment in the first trimester, or as soon as you know you’re pregnant. It’s never too late to start care. But the sooner you come in, the sooner you can have a more comfortable pregnancy.

If you’re hoping to conceive, chiropractic can help ensure your body is functioning properly. A properly working body can increase your likelihood of becoming pregnant.


What’s Best for Mama Is Best for Baby

When you get adjusted while pregnant, the benefits extend to the life growing inside you.

Having proper pelvic alignment will give your baby more room to grow and develop.

Studies have shown chiropractic can lead to a shorter delivery process. A smoother delivery means a more enjoyable process for Mama and less stress for Baby.

Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain

Chiropractic can help prevent pregnancy pain and discomfort. Discomfort in the lower back or tailbone is common during pregnancy, but it doesn’t have to be!

Adjustments can help to move a baby from a transverse or breech position, into the proper position for a vaginal birth.

We’ve also helped women who had a C-section with a previous pregnancy to be able to have a natural delivery the second time around.

What if you aren’t in any pain? Even if you are experiencing a smooth, healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care can still be beneficial. Regular adjustments can result in a more comfortable pregnancy overall. They can also lead to decreased labor and delivery time.

Getting Adjusted During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is absolutely safe and comfortable for pregnant women. There are no contraindications for getting adjusted while pregnant. It’s just as safe as it is for anyone else.

Dr. Ashley has adjusted countless pregnant women, so she understands the considerations required for a pregnant mother. She will use an adjusting force that is tolerable to your body.
The adjusting technique used is very safe, not abrupt or abrasive in any way.

During your adjustments, we will also use pregnancy pillows to cushion your baby while you are lying down.

As a mother of two, Dr. Ashley received chiropractic adjustments through both of her pregnancies. She can attest to the safety of adjustments as well as an overall comfortable pregnancy while under chiropractic care. She also experienced very quick and easy deliveries with both of her babies.

Postpartum Chiropractic Care

After your baby is born, it’s easy to focus all your attention on the baby and forsake taking care of yourself. We understand that there’s a lot to do when you have a new baby. You might be experiencing headaches, body aches, sleeplessness, and shrugging it all off as part of motherhood.

We see you. We’re here for you. And we want to provide the help you deserve.

Growing and birthing a baby have a huge impact on your body. The hormonal and physical changes your body goes through to produce such a feat are astounding. Chiropractic can help make sure that your body can cope with all these changes while also keeping up with the demands of infant care.

Adjustments can also help with the aches and struggles that come with taking care of a newborn. You may be feeling pain in your back, arms, or wrists from holding your baby. Headaches are also common. Not to mention the lack of sleep. With regular chiropractic care, we can help you through all of this.

We Are Here for You No Matter What

No matter where you are in your pregnancy, we would be thrilled to share the experience with you. Our patients refer their friends and family members because they know we’ll love them and support them throughout the journey.

We’d love to have you as part of our family! Contact our office today to book your appointment for pregnancy and postpartum care Bellevue.
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Pregnancy Chiropractor Bellevue WA | (425) 883-2543