Pregnancy: Expect It to Be Great

Would a pain free pregnancy followed by an easy, uncomplicated delivery sound good? Pregnancy does not have to be uncomfortable or nerve wracking. There are safe and effective care options that can lead to a more enjoyable pregnancy.   If you’re looking for options that are safe, effective and natural then chiropractic care is just what you’re looking for.

A common question we hear is, “Is Chiropractic care safe while I’m pregnant?” Yes. There are no contraindications to Chiropractic care while expecting. On your first visit the Chiropractor the doctor will sit down with you, go over your health history and discuss your health goals. Following your consultation the doctor will perform a chiropractic exam to determine which areas of the spine may need adjusting. Our office will complete your first visit with several diagnostic scans to measure how well your nervous system is working. On your second visit you will see the results of your tests and discuss care options.

A common effect of pregnancy is low back pain. This can happen for several reasons.  First is the bio mechanics of being pregnant. The position of the internal organs can change as well as the stress and position of the spine. This discomfort is relieved with gentle adjustments to the spine that realign and reduce pressure on nerves in the spine.

Another common ailment associated with pregnancy is nasal congestion or having a stuffy nose. This can happen for a couple reasons. One is increased blood pressure, and the other is the increase in the hormone estrogen. Both can cause swelling that can lead to congestion. Chiropractic care is well known to help with sinus problems. The nerves that control the ears, eyes, nose and throat come from the top of the neck. If you’re experiencing sinus problems then a chiropractic check up could be what you’re searching for.

“I toss and turn all night and just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep.” Sleep difficulties are not uncommon with pregnancy.  This can be due to many causes including; pain or discomfort as well hormone changes. One of the most common effects that chiropractic patients report, is an easier time falling asleep and staying asleep. This could be due to chiropractic’s effect of restoring communication to the nervous system.

A final note on chiropractic care during pregnancy, it’s good for both the mother and the child. Pregnant patients noticed an 82% decrease in back pain with chiropractic care.  First time mothers noted a 24% shorter labor time and 39% shorter labor time for women with 2 more pregnancies.  If labor is shorter and less complicated the risk for C-section and medical intervention goes down.  Chiropractic it’s the essential choice for the health minded mother.


Platinum Chiropractic 

Serving the greater Grand Rapids area; Standale, Walker, Wyoming, and Grandville

Grand Rapids, MI 49534


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