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Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Pregnancy creates many changes throughout the body that include challenges with posture, variations in weight, challenges with appetite, and different sleeping positions, to name just a few! These changes may create structural dysfunction, resulting in increased tension to soft tissues and muscles, potentially leading to pain or discomfort. Chiropractic care can be an effective way of naturally alleviating pregnancy related aches and pains, and can begin at any time.

A typical treatment plan for prenatal chiropractic care follows along the same frequency of OB/midwifery visits. Visits are spaced out more in the early weeks, and become more frequent in the final 4-6 weeks. Many chiropractors will also offer recommendations on stretching and/or utilizing Kinesiology tape for additional relief of discomfort.

All of our chiropractic team are comfortable treating pregnant people and a few of our chiropractors have additional perinatal training (listed below).

Symptoms

All of our chiropractic care team can help with the following symptoms during pregnancy:

  • Back, hip and pelvic pain
  • Pubic bone pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Wrist pain
  • General musculoskeletal pain/discomfort

Chiropractors with a special interest in prenatal care

Hennepin Healthcare offers chiropractic care at many of clinic locations. Chiropractors with seminar training and a special interest in perinatal care:

Nicole Zaret, DC, Whittier Clinic

Natalie Giacomini, DC, Golden Valley & St. Anthony Village Clinics

Lindsay Policano, DC, Golden Valley & St. Anthony Village Clinics

Tara Schug, DC, North Loop Clinic