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Pregnancy Chiropractic

Sister listening to new baby in mom's wombDuring pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through dramatic changes that can result in considerable pain and discomfort. As taking medication isn’t an option many moms-to-be choose drug-free chiropractic care. Our Rio Rancho chiropractors are highly skilled in caring for pregnant patients at every stage of pregnancy.

How Does It Help?

The earlier a pregnant patient can get in for care the better. That’s because we can help to restore function in the low back, particularly in the pelvis. If you ever have your pelvis twisted or it’s locked up that’s going to prolong all the symptoms.

We can easily get a pregnant patient down on the table and scan their pelvis and low back to see what’s going on. Rest assured that we do not X-ray pregnant patients; the state-of-the-art scanning at our practice does not use radiation so it’s completely safe during pregnancy.

Understandably you want to know if chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. It is! We use only gentle adjusting techniques so this natural care is safe for both the mom-to-be and her baby.

The technique we use most often on our pregnant patients is Activator Methods®. The reason why we like this approach is it’s highly gentle. Using an instrument, this method provides a precise and light-force adjustment so it’s particularly ideal for pregnant patients.

Many women experience the following during pregnancy:

  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Nausea

  • Sciatica
  • Sleep problems

How do you keep moms-to-be comfortable during the adjustments?

We modify our tables using cushions that we can provide on our tables. These cushions are used for those who feel they can’t completely lie flat on our table.

Our tables are also automatic and they lay the patients down themselves. The patient walks into the table and the table lays them down. That feature is helpful for our pregnant patients because they don’t have to turn over or twist.

How can chiropractic relieve my sciatic pain?

We use a quick L-4, L-5 adjustment to help alleviate sciatic pain.
When should I start getting care?

You can benefit from chiropractic at any stage of your pregnancy. The sooner you come I the better so we can help alleviate any discomfort you may have. Prenatal chiropractic in the weeks before giving birth is particularly important as it can keep the pelvis loose and make sure that it’s working properly.
Will my baby be safe during the adjustment?

Yes, your abdomen won’t be adjusted or touched so your baby won’t be affected in any direct way.
Can chiropractic reduce labor time?

It may, according to a study that revealed that pregnant patients who received chiropractic care from at least the tenth week of pregnancy through labor and delivery had significantly reduced mean labor times versus women who were not under chiropractic care.
Should I get adjusted after giving birth?

Yes, we recommend that women come in after they’ve given birth-perhaps after a few weeks-to help get their body back to how it was pre-pregnancy. Getting adjusted also can help with postural issues that may arise as a result of lifting and nursing your newborn.

Book an Appointment

Whether you’re trying to conceive, are in your first trimester or your last one, you can benefit from our care. Contact Lundgren Chiropractic Center today to schedule an appointment for pregnancy chiropractic care.


Pregnancy Chiropractor in Rio Rancho NM | (505) 892-2222