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It is a common debate as to whether you should undergo chiropractic treatment while pregnant. Some believe that it puts both the baby and the mother at great risk while others are under the impression that it is capable of offering many health advantages. The truth is that mothers that undergo chiropractic treatment will go through a smoother and easier pregnancy. This article from Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton WA will show you important information regarding chiropractic care in Renton WA for pregnant mothers.


It is safe for pregnant women to go through chiropractic care just as it is safe for children, teens, and adults. There is no negative impact on the baby and there are a lot of potential advantages for the soon-to-be mother. Most Renton WA chiropractors that have successfully gone through all the training and have the proper educational background are familiar with working with pregnant women. There are some chiropractors that actually specialize in treating pregnant women but every chiropractic office has the skills, tools, and knowledge to help.

All women that have gone through a pregnancy understand the great deal of stress that is put on the woman’s back and neck. There are many everyday tasks that become more difficult as the uneven weight distribution causes certain areas of the body to become out of balance. Regular chiropractic care will be able to take the stress off the spine and ensure that no nerves are being compressed. If a nerve becomes compressed, there will be a pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in the back, hip, or any extremity. A woman’s posture changes throughout the pregnancy, so utilizing regular adjustments can ensure the spine remains aligned.


Adjustments are an amazing way to keep the body in balance and healthy throughout the pregnancy. Simple exercises such as walking and swimming will allow for blood to continue to flow. These exercises also keep the muscles engaged during the pregnancy. With that said. safety is still important – so make sure to talk to your doctor if you were not active before becoming pregnant.

Wearing heels while pregnant is strongly discouraged. Heels are not stable and can make any imbalances in your posture worse. Flat shoes should be worn as often as possible. It is also important to make sure you are lifting with proper form, whether it be an object or a child. Don’t be afraid to ask someone else to lift the object if it’s too heavy and be sure to lift with your legs by bending at the knees if you are capable of lifting the object.

In order to allow a release of pressure in your lower back while sleeping, you must lay on your side with a pillow in between your legs. If your job demands you sit at a desk during the day, investing in a footrest is recommended in order to take the pressure off your feet. It also suggested that you get up to walk around every 30 minutes or so. Chiropractic treatments are also helpful after giving birth! Chiropractic care can help return the muscles, ligaments, and tendons to their normal positions after giving birth.

If you have any additional questions please call our Renton WA chiropractic team at Hughes Chiropractic and Massage today!

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  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
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    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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