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Is it ok to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Is it ok to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

No: You will get all kinds of different answers here, but my personal feeling is that chiropractic is predominantly based on a nonscientific and incorrect view of human physiology, and will do you no long term good pregnant or not. Some chiropractors will manipulate in pregnancy, and some not. I doubt its dangerous for the baby. Chiropractic manipulation to vert breech infants is bogus. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it okay to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Is it okay to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

It depends.: Some chiropractors are more experienced than others in dealing with pregnant patients. Some won't see them at all. There are issues with joint laxity in pregnancy that make some of the high velocity moves that chiropractors use risky during pregnancy. I recommend you only see a chiropractor that is experienced and knowledgeable about the specific risks in pregnancy. ...Read more

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My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?

My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?

Superficial: Vibration to the back should be harmless. Lots of muscle and ligaments protecting abdomen. Make sure they are aware of your pregnancy, and should receive treatment sitting. ...Read more

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Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Not really: There is no danger to your baby with this treatment, but have seen far better success with TMJ treatment from a specialized dentist who deals with TMJ issues. Get an appointment and consider a dental splint. ...Read more

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Is going to the chiropractor safe in pregnancy?

Yes: Chiropractic manipulation is safe during all trimesters of pregnancy. Some chiropractors are trained and comfortable with managing pregnant women. Chiropractic care may help with back pain during pregnancy and maintain spinal alignment/balance. The webster technique of chiropractic care may even be used to manage breech presentations. Discuss with your OB your own situation before seeking care. ...Read more

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How can a chiropractor assist me in my pregnancy?

How can a chiropractor assist me in my pregnancy?

Back pain: Chiropractic adjustment and osteopathic manipulation can both be effective in treating the back pain associated with pregnancy without the need for drugs. Osteopathic manipulation can also be used to reshape the pelvis near the time of delivery in order to help delivery go smoother. Highly recommended! ...Read more

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Is wine ok during pregnancy?

Is wine ok during pregnancy?

Alcohol in pregnancy: As a physician, the recommendation is no alcohol during pregnancy. Would a glass here or there probably be okay once you are out of the first trimester? Probably as most risks are with heavy consumption. So, would not recommend it but one glass is probably not the end of the world. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

Is it ok to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

Yes: Most vaccines are safe in pregnancy unless they contain a live virus. An example of a vaccine with a live virus is the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

No: The problem is that people who say they smoke occasionally either underestimate how much they are truly smoking or can suddenly develop a more regular habit of smoking. Each cigarette introduces 1000s of toxins into the baby's system and raises the mother's blood pressure possibly causing an early separation of the placenta. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more