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Thread: Did you see a Chiropractor during Pregnancy?

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    Default Did you see a Chiropractor during Pregnancy?

    I am thinking of giving it a go. I have never been to one before. When I was pregnant with DD she never engaged, even in labour so I was thinking it would be a good idea. Make sure everything is aligned properly and get my pelvis ready, etc. Also help to get rid of a bit of back pain.

    Can anyone share their experiences??


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    I did - from around 20 weeks I think it was. I'd been to a chiro years before that but had a long break in between. I went because I was having sciatica trouble and it was pretty much gone within a few weeks, then kept going for the rest of my pregnancy (and continue to now) I went weekly for a few weeks, then fortnightly, then weekly again over the last month.

    I do really think it helped with birth too, I can't explain how, but I just felt so good throughout my pregnancy and birth and I think the chiro helped. I laid on a special hollowed out pillow for my tummy so never felt any discomfort, just not very graceful getting on and off the table towards the end there!

    Normally they would take x-rays etc before beginning treatment but they won't be able to do that with you already being pregnant, my recommendation would be to ask around and find a chiro really experienced with pregnant mothers. Good luck and hope it helps if that's what you choose to do

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    I've been seeing a chiro since I had DD2 - about 12 weeks after her birth I think? And still have fortnightly appointments now, and my SPD isn't playing up at all, and I'm feeling better in this pregnancy than I did in my last 2 pregnancies.

    So I say go for it!!!

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    Ive been seeing a chiro for about 2 years now, pregnancy included. I found it really helped my back (not that ive experienced pg without a chiro) i always felt great after my adjustments and my spine remained really straight making my unplanned epidural super easy for the anaesthetist to do!

    All the best

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    If you have never seen one before you may not be able to start now as they will need to take a full set of x-rays of you before they can start. They wont manipulate you without them. You might be best to have Bowen therapy. I have been seeing one for 13 years and saw him with all 4 of my pg's and it did help a lot - I never got a lot of back trouble at all during pg.

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    I seen an oestopath during both my pregnancies and it was excellent. Between visits to the oestopath i would see a chiro as well.

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    I started seeing one at about 20 weeks. She is brilliant I still see her and she adjusts me and my ds. I had no back problems during pregnancy and I've always had back problems. I highly recommend it

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    I saw a chiro for years and not once did he ever take xrays. If your chiro is experienced they do not need them to determine what is wrong. I also saw an osteo and found her to be better actually. The bed has a drop down middle so the tummy was never an issue. But my back and hips blessed this lady lol

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    Yep, I saw one. But I have also been going for years. I had a bit of back pain during the pregnancy and he didnt heal it but some of the pain was releived

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    Not a chiro but I did continue seeing my osteopath throughout my pregnancy and I really think it helped significantly with my pelvic instability and back pain

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    i saw an osteo during PG as well. i thought it was great & would def do it again. i found one that had a special interest in PG (actually, she was PG as well!)

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    Oh - and my chiro didn't take xrays or anything, I had a report from an earlier xray from a few years ago that showed what was wrong with the bottom of my spine, but thats about it. She doesn't manipulate anything either, she just has a little clicker thingy.

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    I saw one once, when I was 41+1 weeks. Baby hadn't engaged yet.

    I went into labour that evening, baby engaged at some point after the chiro appointment, and I delivered him the next day.

    No x-rays, no prior treatment. Obviously don't know if it worked at all, but baby certainly decided he was ready to come within hours of the chiro appt.

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    I've been seeing a chiro since December last year. I'm not having any back problems (so far) with this pregnancy. I would definitely recommend a chiro to someone, whether they are pregnant or not!

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    Thanks everyone! I'm definitely going to go!

    What's the difference between a chiro and an osteo??

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    a chiro realigns the bones and an osteo realigns the muscles/ligaments/etc that keeps the bones in place

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