DEVINE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

A holistic approach to well-being and health
104 Pike Street Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206.623.2225
Fax: (206) 686-7246
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Pregnancy Related Care

Chiropractic care when you are pregnant? Absolutely!

About half of all expectant mothers will develop lower-back pain at some point during their pregnancies, especially during late pregnancy - when the baby's head presses down on a woman's back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. For those who already suffer from lower-back pain, the problem can become even worse.

During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. The displaced weight increases the stress on her joints. As the baby grows, the woman's weight is projected even farther forward, and the curvature of her lower back is increased, placing extra stress on the spinal disks. In compensation, the normal curvature of the upper spine increases, as well.

Pregnancy hormones help loosen the ligaments attached to the pelvic bones. This natural change, designed to accommodate the growing baby, can result in postural imbalances, such as a misaligned spine or joint.

When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Increasing the likelihood of full-term delivery
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Preventing a potential cesarean section
Many physicians and midwives routinely recommend chiropractic care as a safe and effective form of treatment for mid and lower back pain, sciatica, and other aches and pains associated with pregnancy.

Our goal in treating pregnant women is to provide freedom from nerve irritation and to ensure the pelvic bones are in proper alignment, creating an environment for an easier and safer delivery. We use very gentle techniques specifically designed for women who are expecting a baby, to help relieve tension of the middle and lower back. We also provide safe exercises and stretches to perform during your pregnancy, which will compliment any adjustments made to your spine. Specialized prenatal chiropractic care can enable you to experience the wonders of childbirth.

The many benefits of chiropractic in your prenatal care, give you and your baby the opportunity for a more comfortable pregnancy and a safer, easier birth! Prenatal chiropractic care can help you to experience the wonders of pregnancy and childbirth without unnecessary and dangerous medical interventions.


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104 Pike Street Suite 210 Seattle, WA 98101 Tel: 206.623.2225 Fax:(206) 686-7246