Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

Pregnancy Chiropractor NYC - Dr. Louis Granirer Holistic Chiropractor

Pregnancy Chiropractor NYC - Dr. Louis Granirer Holistic Chiropractor
"It can be challenging enough to take care of our own bodies and remain healthy, but imagine if we are faced with the task of not only taking care of ourselves but another life that is growing inside of us. I will never know what this is like first hand, but for women who become pregnant this is their reality."

-Dr. Louis Granirer
NYC Chiropractor

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy in Manhattan, New York City

As a fetus grows inside an expectant mother their bodies are faced with substantial physical changes. These physical changes and symptoms include:
  • Weight gain in many areas of the body
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tender swollen breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling of the ankles and hands
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Mood swings

Although, these symptoms can be debilitating, many pregnant women are discovering the substantial benefits of chiropractic and pregnancy care to not only make their pregnancy more comfortable, but for an easier delivery and healthier baby.

Pregnancy with Back Pain

Many women's bodies aren't prepared to handle the increased stress and physical load that pregnancy bears. As a woman goes through her pregnancy, her abdomen protrudes and hormones are released, which relaxes the pelvic bones and causes significant postural changes. The combination of these factors causes a misalignment of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints, which are the most common areas of dysfunction in pregnant women.

These misalignments are the primary reason why so many pregnant women complain of back pain. Being pregnant with back pain may also lead to another common ailment called sciatica. As a woman gains weight, there is increased pressure on the sciatic nerve and fourth lumbar vertebrae, which is the sciatic nerve's origin.

Chiropractic care for pregnancy is tailored to gently and effectively release pressure on irritated spinal nerves and keep the spine mobile so that a woman can have less pain during her pregnancy. Most chiropractors who treat pregnant women have a specialized table for pregnancy.

The table that I use has a midsection release ideal for pregnant women, which is used up until the time they can no longer go prone. My technique for being pregnant with back pain is modified throughout the stages of pregnancy insuring comfort and effectiveness.

It is very important that a woman's pelvic bones remain mobile and functioning properly, since the baby will descend through the pelvic area. If these pelvic bones are not functioning well,  there is a greater likelihood of a cesarean section or a more challenging delivery. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to significantly reduce the length of time a woman labors.

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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy in Manhattan, New York City

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

First time moms averaged a 24 percent shorter labor, while mothers who have already given birth experienced a 39 percent reduction in the average labor length, compared to controls (Fallon, 1991). Another wonderful benefit of chiropractic care during pregnancy is the increased chance that the baby will assume its natural birthing position, and for women that want to avoid a cesarean section chiropractic care can be vital.
Nutrition for Pregnancy

It is always important to eat well but a pregnant woman is faced with an extra burden of eating well for two people. If you knew what the human body goes through physiologically, while going through pregnancy you would be amazed. I certainly was when I learned in chiropractic school all the intricate biochemical reactions that occur in a pregnant woman.

Their nutritional needs are increased significantly. Unfortunately, we would have to eat such large amounts of certain vegetables and foods to get what the body requires during pregnancy. The good news is that simple whole food vitamin supplementation can provide the body with the extra building blocks it requires.

Supplements that are Better than Prenatal Vitamins

The prenatal vitamins that the majority of medical doctors prescribe for their patients are usually synthetic and not absorbed well by the body. Many women come into my office and have me test their prenatal vitamins, which oftentimes test negatively for them.

Although, I generally test people individually for what supplements their body requires, there are certain supplements that I have found to be important for pregnant women. The following supplements are from Standard Process, and are highly recommended:
  • Catalyn, a whole food multi/prenatal supplement.
  • Tuna Omega Oil for brain development, neurotransmitters, and joint health
  • Calcium Lactate which is essential for muscle contraction, cell membrane permeability, nerve conduction, and enzyme systems.
  • Folic Acid B12 helps proper neural tube formation and reduces the risk of birth defects.
  • FenGre is an excellent supplement for mothers who were having difficulty producing milk, and they raved about the results.
Many women have come into my practice while they were trying to conceive, and I analyzed them using the Nutrition Response Testing protocol. For many of them, I found levels of toxicity and deficiency in an organ or gland.

If a woman has a toxicity and systemic weakness in an organ or gland, how can they support building a new life inside of them and carrying a baby full term? The body has an innate intelligence and knows the proper environment that it needs to support a fetus.

I am so excited to report that in many of these women I have treated after about three months they became pregnant. One of my patients had a terrible case of Candida. After taking supplements to help rid her body of the Candida, her body became stronger, and she became pregnant.

All of these women received the tools necessary to conceive through systemic wellness. It is no wonder that so many women out there have difficulty conceiving, but many simply have toxicity and nutritional imbalances, which is the cause of their difficulty.
Contact NYC Chiropractor Dr. Louis Granirer for a Free Consultation

Contact NYC Chiropractor Dr. Louis Granirer for a Free Consultation

There is nothing more important than making sure you do everything in your power to have a healthy pregnancy, and I can help you achieve that goal with pain relief treatments and ongoing nutritional supplements, which are not only safe but derived from whole foods. I hope you will reach out and contact me for a free consultation.

Contact Dr. Louis Granirer today.

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