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I’m 27 weeks pregnant, and feeling good, other than the pain on the left side of my sacrum which won’t go away. I know that chiropractic has helped me before, but am wondering if it’s safe for the baby during pregnancy? Thanks!
As long as you go to one who’s trained in adjusting pregnant women, it’s perfectly safe. I’ve referred several mothers, including my wife, to chiropractors who specializes in pediatrics and obstetrics with great success. Here’s their main website to locate a certified chiropractor trained in peds and OB.
Does anyone know (especially if you had personal experience) if having Chiropractic work done between the 1st and second pregnancy helped to eliminate back labor?
As a chiropractor, I can tell you that chiropractic can be very helpful with many types of back pain. To avoid back pain during pregnancy, however, it is advised to have a check up done first to find out the cause of your specific problem. A regimen of therapy can in most cases correct the situation but while you are receiving the treatment and also after you have completely recovered, it is strongly recommended to also strengthen your core muscles and try to correct your weight so that your Body Mass Index falls within the recommended limits. As your fitness level increases, the probability of having back pain and its intensity during pregnancy should dramatically decrease. Remember that you are a partner in your own health and should not rely on the treatments that you will receive as the only solution to pain relief. You have to do your homework too. When it comes to the pain during delivery, I don’t think there is much that can be done by anyone to avoid it. Some people are lucky and don’t have too much pain but the majority of women go through the same painful process. Best of luck and stay active.