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Pregnancy Chiropractic

couple makes heart on pregnant bellyAs pregnancy is a time of extraordinary changes in a woman’s body many moms-to-be experience aches, pains, nausea and other unpleasant symptoms. Natural chiropractic care can help pregnant women enjoy a healthier, happier and more comfortable pregnancy.

The Importance of a Healthy Nervous System

Because the nervous system controls every function of the body, it regulates gestation and how the baby grows. If a mom is in a sympathetic dominant mode throughout pregnancy then the baby is essentially “marinated” in stress hormones. A stressed mom equals a stressed baby.

However, through chiropractic care, we can keep the nervous system balanced so the parasympathetic nervous system can work optimally, keeping Mom and Baby healthy.

What Are Some Benefits?

Women under chiropractic care during pregnancy can enjoy many benefits. These include

  • Reduced low back, joint or neck pain
  • Decreased nausea
  • Potential prevention of a C-section
  • Reduced labor time
  • Allows Baby to get into the proper head-down position

The Webster Technique

Dr. Mac is certified in the Webster Technique, which is designed to allow for proper pelvic positioning and motion so the uterus can do what it’s supposed to do in an uninterrupted way.

We use a high-low table that features an abdominal drop (the entire middle section drops away) on it so pregnant women can be comfortable and get adjusted face-down.


Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it’s highly safe at every stage of pregnancy. Unlike pain medication, which isn’t an option during pregnancy, chiropractic provides natural pain relief with no side effects!

How soon should I be adjusted?

We recommend coming in for care even before you get pregnant. That’s because chiropractic can help to balance your hormones before you conceive. Then as your baby grows your body adapts to your baby’s development evenly.
Remember, however, that you can benefit from care at any stage of pregnancy. We see many women come in from pre-pregnancy to post. They know the value of getting chiropractic adjustments.

How often should I come in during pregnancy?

It depends. For example, if you’re in your third trimester and doing well we would typically have you come in once a week. If your baby is in the breech position, however, you may need to see us twice a week.

Can you recommend a good nutrition plan?

Yes, we can help you with your food choices so you’ll have the proper fuel to nourish yourself and your baby.

Get Started Today

Contact our North Spokane practice today to book an appointment for pregnancy chiropractic. At MacDonald Chiropractic, not only will you receive gentle and effective care but also the emotional support you need to flourish during your pregnancy!

Pregnancy Chiropractic North Spokane WA | (509) 466-1117