Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care


Dr. Joe Amunategui II

Pregnancy is one of the great things on this planet that a person may experience

if the circumstances are maximized. A man’s point of view is of course a much

different experience! The Male version is wonderful in the aspect of “watching”

the new person form and observing the creation take place, as the new human is

formed and readied to be presented to the world. The other aspect from a male

point of view is to see the woman be in the most comfortable condition possible,

with all her needs met, on as many levels that one can possibly contribute.

The Female version of course is a lot different! So many aspects to consider

and too numerous to list, but included are nutrition, rest, exercise, and doctor

care which are at the top of a very long list, of things to consider while

preparing and caring for this new arrival. For that reason, we will focus on

one of the doctors needed and address the portion of the pregnancy that

Chiropractic Care brings to the equation.


Chiropractic care:


During Pregnancy

The nerve and blood flow to a child in the womb is greatly improved through

increased mobility of the spinal vertebral segments. Increase blood and nerve

flow equals healthier, happier baby and healthier, happier mommy! A decrease

in nausea intensity, headaches and a reduction of low back pain and stiffness

are only a few of the major benefits of Chiropractic Care.


During Labor

Because Chiropractic Care has been utilized during the pregnancy, the pelvic bones called

the sacrum and the two ilium’s are not “fixed” or “locked-up”, allowing the expansion of

the pelvic region to work properly. The natural expansion of the pelvic region reduces

labor time to delivery in staggering proportions. Most cases Chiropractic Mom’s

experience a 20 minute labor time, compared to 18 to 72 hour labor times of non-

Chiropractic patients.


After Birth give yourself and Child a Chiropractic Check up.

The effects, frequency and overt damage of birth trauma are perhaps the easiest way to

understand why all children need to be checked for spinal misalignments and cranial

distortions; birth trauma remains underpublicized, therefore, an undertreated problem.

There is a need for baby check-ups as soon as possible after birth; I have checked my

patient’s infants as early as 6 hours old! Colic, ear infections, difficulties in bowel

movements, sensitivity to light and inability to get comfortable for sleep, head swelling,

are all common symptomology that babies have had relieved with Chiropractic Care

restoring proper alignment. Of course it is imperative that the Chiropractor you choose is

properly trained and works on children regularly, just ask. For the postpartum mother,

back pain from the epidurals can last for years if not treated with Chiropractic Care, at

the level of the pubic synphasis (pubic Bone) that also can be separated and keep the hips

in a widened state (a larger gap between legs) causing pain in the front lower pelvic

system while walking, until manually adjust to the proper juxtaposition.


For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Joe (954) 458-1223 or by

any other means of communication which you are comfortable.