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Pregnancy Chiropractic in Ankeny

While pregnancy is an exciting time of remarkable change, it is typically accompanied by many unpleasant symptoms such as pain, nausea (“morning sickness”), fatigue and more. We want to help you fully enjoy your pregnancy, not suffer through it in discomfort.

Safe and Effective

As painkillers aren’t an option when you’re pregnant, many moms-to-be seek safe and effective relief. Chiropractic care is remarkably safe and beneficial at every stage of pregnancy. In fact, many birth providers in our community recommend chiropractic to their patients.

Have the Birth You Want

Whether you’re a first-time mom or this is your second, third or fourth pregnancy, you want it to be a positive time in your life. Some of our patients have had previous births that were difficult and required interventions. When they come into our practice for care, they receive encouragement along with chiropractic. Dr. Jen provides support and guidance to help them have the birth experience they desire.

Here are some of the patient reported benefits of getting adjusted while pregnant:

  • Alleviates low back pain
  • Relieves nausea
  • Reduces intrauterine constraint

    • May decrease labor and delivery times
    • Promotes proper fetal positioning

    When should I start coming in for care?

    A mom who’s expecting can start chiropractic care as soon as she finds out that she’s pregnant. If you’re trying to conceive, we also recommend coming in to help support your body during preconception.
    How frequently should I come in?

    It depends on what it is you’re seeking. We’ll look at how far along you are and what your health history shows.
    How do you make visits for moms-to-be comfortable?

    Our pregnant moms are given gentle, effective adjustments uniquely personalized to their needs. We use special pregnancy pillows during the evaluation and adjustments to accommodate the growing belly and ensure comfort! We take great care in only adjusting the specific regions that need it, using a significantly lighter touch.
    Do you offer the Webster Technique?

    Yes, Dr. Jen is a Webster Technique certified chiropractor. She doesn’t turn babies but uses the technique which allows for optimal fetal positioning. Read more about Webster Technique here.

    The Importance of Postpartum Care

    You may be wondering if you should come in for chiropractic after giving birth. Our answer is a resounding, yes! That’s because your body goes through physical stress during pregnancy and a massive shift in biomechanics and posture after birth.

    There are lots of hormones in the bloodstream that cause the ligaments to lax. Posture issues from breastfeeding and lack of sleep are common during the postpartum period. Chiropractic care can address these issues to help a new mom regain the health of her nervous system and support healing in the postpartum period.

    Contact us today to schedule an appointment for pregnancy care Ankeny!

    Pregnancy Chiropractor Ankeny, Des Moines IA | (515) 255-5330