Chiropractic Care & Pregnancy


Chiropractic adjustments quicken recovery time and assist the body in normalizing overall pelvic and spinal biomechanics. Prenatal care during pregnancy assists mom in having a successful pregnancy and birth. It keeps mom and baby healthy and provides mom with needed physical and emotional support.

Regular chiropractic adjustments play an integral role in the prenatal and postpartum periods. The adjustments help counter the effects of increased weight gain, altered weight distribution, and excessive ligament laxity. This keeps the spinal and pelvic regions healthy, biomechanically sound, and minimizes soft tissue irritation and discomfort.


A chiropractor can help reduce nausea and vomiting by realigning your spine and improving overall nervous system function.


Chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy can help ensure your pelvis, spine, and hips are properly aligned and that your nerves are in optimal working function.

Healthier pregnancy

Chiropractic care can contribute to improved overall health for both you and your baby, and may reduce some unwanted symptoms so you can experience a safer, more comfortable pregnancy.

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Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Overland Park

During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems which respond favorably to gentle, safe, noninvasive chiropractic care. These include:

  • Release of the hormone relaxin causes muscle and ligament relaxation
  • Increased weight gain
  • Change in weight distribution

The changes primarily affect the pelvic and spinal ligaments, muscles, joints and other supportive soft tissues. These changes cause sprain/strains of pelvic and spinal structures, as well as alteration of the normal spinal curvatures and spinal biomechanics. The result is an increased stress on the body leading to pain and discomfort.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe for both mother and fetus. Spinal adjustments are especially gentle during pregnancy as far less force is required to correct subluxations. This is due to the increase in hormones causing significant muscle and ligamentous relaxation. Special “adjustive” positions are also used to provide comfort and safety for both mom and fetus.

Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Women experience a lot of body changes during pregnancy which can cause a lot of pressure on the spinal column. Our chiropractic team wants you to enjoy the experience of being pregnant with minimal pain and discomfort while keeping your baby safe and developing properly.

By seeing a chiropractor throughout your pregnancy, you are promoting natural healing, relieving tensions on nerves, and allowing your body to change to support the pregnancy without causing you more pain and discomfort than is necessary.

Chiropractic care is a safe and healthy way to approach your prenatal health. There is no downside to chiropractic care and plenty of upsides. We want you to feel your best during this important time in your life.

How often should I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

The frequency of care varies for a number of different reasons. Typically, regular care during a non-complicated pregnancy will range from once per week to once per month.

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Barnabei Chiropractic in Overland Park Kansas


Start your journey to optimal health and wellness through chiropractic care.

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