If you’re having trouble conceiving or recently discovered that you are pregnant, it is vital that your spine and central nervous system are functioning correctly. The health of your central nervous system is essential as it will provide all the assistance and direction that the fetus requires to grow into a healthy baby.


Pregnancy places additional stress and pressure on the spine and all its supporting structures like muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic care and specific exercises provide safe, effective treatment for heartburn, nausea, back, pelvis and sciatic nerve pain. These are common symptoms associated with pregnancy. Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce the need for cesarean or forceps use during birth and can reduce labor by an average of six (6) hours.

Regular visits to a chiropractor during pregnancy can address these issues. One joint chiropractic and medical study showed 75% of pregnant patients undertaking chiropractic care reported significant pain relief and a reduction in other symptoms such as nausea. Adjustments intended to re-establish balance and alignment to your pelvis and spine do more than just make you feel better. They make you function better!

Chiropractic care also has advantages for the unborn baby. If the pelvis is out of alignment this can restrict the available space needed for the growing fetus. This can lead to ‘Intrauterine Constraint’ a condition that occurs when there is not enough room for the baby to grow normally, which can result in birth defects.

The Webster technique is a chiropractic technique that utilizes sacral analysis with diversified adjustments. This reduces sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction which allows the pelvis to function optimally, allowing the unborn baby to position his/her-self in the best position for birth.

Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy also increase the likelihood that you will deliver naturally and with a greater sense of wellbeing!

For more information about the benefits of Chiropractic care before, during and after childbirth please contact Family Chiropractic Plus, St Petersburg Fl. and make an appointment with Dr. Martin Blankenship DC to discover the benefits for yourself!

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