Is chiropractic care during fertility treatment and pregnancy safe?

Yes, says the American Pregnancy Association. According to the APA, there are no known reasons to stop chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. In fact, chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and it is considered routine care for most chiropractors.

The APA says that certain chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training in working with infertility and pregnancy wellness. They achieve designations such as:

  • DACCP: Diplomate with ICPA reflecting highest level of advanced training.
  • CACCP : Certified with the ICPA reflecting advanced training.
  • Member of ICPA: reflecting special interest.
  • Webster Certified: trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy.

These chiropractors may use tables specifically designed for a pregnant woman’s body and techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. A chiropractor who is trained in prenatal and postnatal care can also provide safe exercises and stretches to use during pregnancy.

For more information, visit the APA web site. If you are considering chiropractic care, talk to your physician before starting treatment.

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