The Importance of Chiropractic Care in the First Trimester.

Posted on November 16, 2018

Chiropractic care is becoming increasingly popular among expectant mothers. According to the American Pregnancy Association, regular chiropractic adjustments can provide safe and effective relief for strained muscles and joints that are being pulled in new directions by the developing baby. This article will help guide in a search for how prenatal chiropractic is beneficial as well as how to find a prenatal chiropractor in Charlotte, N.C.

Many times moms-to-be don’t think about receiving routine chiropractic care until the second or third trimesters.  During the later stages of pregnancy the baby is getting noticeably heavier, shifting a woman’s center of gravity and putting pressure on her joints. The result often leads to pain in the lower back. Although it is extremely important to receive care throughout the middle and end of pregnancy, it is just as important to receive chiropractic care during the first trimester.

So how can chiropractic adjustments help with pregnancy symptoms?

Chiropractic care helps strengthen the nervous system.  Think of your nervous system as the master controller in your body. It is made up of your brain, nerves and spinal cord.  If there is an interference from the spine putting pressure on the nerves, (pressure on a nerve which is referred to as a subluxation) the signal becomes distorted and has difficulty communicating with the organs in your body.  A chiropractic adjustment aligns the spine and takes pressure off of the nerves and restores function to the body system it supplies.

Research suggests that nearly 80% of women experience nausea, fatigue, headaches, and moodiness during the first trimester.  Chiropractic care helps minimize these symptoms by restoring nerve function to the hormone producing centers of the body.

For example, morning sickness is often related to the nerves between the shoulder blades that control the liver.  Pain in between you shoulder blades is a warning sign that the nerve is not functioning correctly.  When a subluxation occurs in the middle spine, it leads to reduced function of the liver causing  it to underperform. When pressure is removed, the liver will begin preforming optimally and often helps reduce morning sickness.

There are many milestones that your baby is reaching throughout the first trimester. Be sure to get checked early on for subluxations to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

When looking for a chiropractor to add to your birth team, you will want to be sure they are properly trained in prenatal care, specifically certified in Webster’s Technique. To find a Webster’s certified chiropractor in your area be sure to visit

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