Chiropractic Pregnancy Care. During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes to accommodate a growing baby. “When you’re pregnant, the hormone relaxin is released, which relaxes the joints and eases labor and delivery,” but sometimes, the ligaments get so loose that they become structurally unstable, and it creates pain.”
Other factors that can lead to spine misalignment and pain during pregnancy:
- You’re typically carrying 25 to 30 extra pounds.
- The abdominal muscles weaken.
- The curve in your lower back becomes accentuated.
Chiropractic care keeps the spine aligned, so it can be helpful for pregnant women who are in discomfort. Sometimes, midwives and obstetricians recommend chiropractic care to their patients.
“If a patient complains of specific aches or pains, I may suggest a chiropractor,” says Andrea Altomaro, a certified nurse midwife with Henry Ford Health. “I also suggest looking into chiropractic care if you have a malpositioned baby, such as having a baby that’s laying sideways, breech, or if the baby’s back is laying along your back.”
“And sometimes, chiropractic care can just help you feel better throughout your pregnancy, especially during the third trimester,” Altomaro adds. “You may not have a singular complaint, but you just feel better after having an adjustment.”
Dr. Joseph Amunategui II, DC takes a very personalized approach to chiropractic care and ensures that every patient understands the science and purpose behind chiropractic treatments and adjustments. Providing services to the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach, Florida community. Proudly serving South Florida for over 50 years. Same location since 1973. Chiropractic care for the entire family.