Q – I am 6 months pregnant and my back has been bothering me and was thinking of seeing a Chiropractor. Is this safe during my pregnancy?

A – Prenatal chiropractic care is essential for a pregnant woman. Her systems and organs are now providing for two and their optimal function is critical for the baby’s healthy development. Specific chiropractic care throughout pregnancy works with enhancing nervous system function providing greater health potential for both the mother and baby. Another important reason for care throughout pregnancy is to help establish balance in the mother’s pelvis. Her pelvic opening may be compromised because of a lifetime of stress and trauma to her spine and pelvis resulting in a less than optimum passage for the baby. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant women. Working to correct sacral subluxations, this technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments in a woman’s pelvis, removes constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Recent studies show that labour and delivery can be reduced by 30-50% in women who receive chiropractic care.

Dr. Randall Trester is a chiropractor with a practice focused in the areas of pre & post natal care, pediatric care and family wellness.