Pregnancy can put pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes leg pain. Some chiropractors say they are able to resolve this problem. They also say there are techniques that will help ensure a safe and easy delivery.
The actual goal with chiropractic care during pregnancy is to make the whole body operate better and not just the high-stress areas affected by pregnancy weight gain in the lower abdomen, hips and breasts. Chiropractors aim not necessarily to relieve the pain, but to make the body function better with adjustments. They also aim to ensure a safe and easy delivery.

Pregnancy and delivery of a child changes a woman’s hormones, which can trigger headaches and make stress on the body worse than was before the pregnancy. Pregnancy does affect the whole body’s functions. Chiropractors’ feels if the nervous system is functioning better, the body functions better, and also gives your baby a better chance of developing normally.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy has increased over the past 10 years. Members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association are seeing a lot of pregnant women and children.

In fact, some chiropractors say pregnant patients are actually suppler because the body releases a hormone called “relaxin,” which helps to relax ligaments and other parts of the body.

Chiropractors are getting less resistance from obstetricians and gynecologists. Younger OB/GYNs seem to be more open to chiropractor care for their pregnant patients.

However, there was resistance after the development of the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique in 1978 was introduced. Some OB/GYNs thought the technique involved shifting the fetus.

Chiropractors say the baby is not contacted at any time during the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique and that an easier birth is the goal of this technique. They also argue that when a baby is constrained and does not move normally the result can be a breech birth or require Cesarean delivery. The Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique is supposed to help the baby move normally.

The chiropractors who have used the Utero Constraint Technique say it was successful in allowing the fetus to adjust to a head-first position.

You can learn more about the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association or locate a member chiropractor at

You should of course always consult your health care provider about your interest or intent for considering chiropractic care during pregnancy as many health care providers still resist chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Source: The Messenger-Inquirer

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