Postpartum Chiropractic Care
“How soon after I give birth can I get adjusted?” This is a common question among moms-to-be in the office. Chiropractic adjustments are an important part of postpartum care, and can be utilized at any point after giving birth. We generally tell moms to come in as soon as they feel comfortable leaving the house.
The birth process can be an exhausting, somewhat traumatic, yet extremely rewarding experience that moms need time to recover from. Getting adjusted helps with pain relief and helps the body recover and heal. During labor, the joints and ligaments of the pelvis must relax to make space for baby. Adjustments after birth help make sure that joints are in proper alignment as they start to tighten and return to normal. New moms also often complain of headaches and upper back pain. The repetitive motions of holding, feeding, and caring for baby after birth can cause stress on the joints and muscles of the upper back and neck.
There are many different ways to adjust, and we want to make sure that moms are comfortable after giving birth. Pregnancy pillows can be utilized postpartum to relieve pressure on the chest if breastfeeding, or pressure on the belly due to a c-section. Adjustments can also be performed seated if it is uncomfortable to lay face down. As soon as you feel ready, call the office to get scheduled for your postpartum adjustment, and feel free to bring your little one in to meet us!