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Pregnancy Chiropractic

While pregnancy can be an exciting time of life, according to some studies, 50% to 70% of women experience some degree of back pain during pregnancy. Patients report increased irritability, tension and fatigue.

Expectant mothers may choose not to take painkillers, due to their potential detrimental side effects. Chiropractic is an entirely natural way to provide pregnant women with greater comfort during their pregnancy.

Common Pregnancy-Related Conditions We See

A woman’s back is especially vulnerable during pregnancy due to the stress caused by carrying the weight of the unborn baby. Chiropractic care is a natural way to manage pregnancy-related symptoms such as back pain and more.

Chiropractic care may help address the following:

  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Posture problems
  • Sciatica
  • Leg cramps
  • Sleep issues

Chiropractor Michael McKibbin has many decades of experience helping pregnant women enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy. His care can help to accomplish the following:

  1. Correct abnormal joint mechanics that lead to stress in the joints and nerves, thus alleviating pain and improving function.
  2. Maintain joint function and spinal balance so the spine can adapt to the increased weight and changes in posture.
  3. Ensure that the lower back and pelvis joints are moving freely to help the birth process.

The childbirth process places enormous stress on a woman’s spine, pelvis and supporting muscles and ligaments. Because joints, muscles and ligaments are pliant from hormonal changes after giving birth, there could be an increased susceptibility to injury.

We recommend that new mums experiencing any pain or symptoms have their spine examined as soon after giving birth as possible. If symptoms persist, periodic adjustments may be recommended.

When should I start coming in for care?

Subluxation related symptoms are common during pregnancy.

By getting regular chiropractic care during pregnancy, you may have a more comfortable and overall more enjoyable pregnancy.

How often should I come in?

It depends on your case history. Michael will recommend a care plan based on your history and needs.
Do you adjust pregnant women differently from other patients?

Yes, our adjustments are also light and always comfortable.
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is considered to be a safe and effective way of managing musculoskeletal symptoms experienced during pregnancy.

Book an Appointment

Contact Attadale Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule an appointment for pregnancy chiropractic Attadale.


Pregnancy Chiropractor Attadale, Melville, Bicton WA | (08) 9330 5298