Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery: Set yourself up for success!

Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery: Set yourself up for success!

One of the biggest concerns I hear from newly pregnant moms is about the delivery. Whereas this is a natural process, over the years the beauty of this experience has been sterilized and have caused many moms-to-be and dads-to-be much anxiety and worry. Lost in all the prenatal visits and birthing center tours, is the idea that the better mom’s body is functioning, the better the pregnancy and thus birth process can be.

Most moms work very hard to eat right, exercise, and educate themselves on the various stages of pregnancy and the looming child-rearing ahead. What is often overlooked is the function and mobility of the spine and sacrum. A key area is the neuro-biomechanics of the sacroiliac joints and their role during delivery.

What I have noticed over the years and has been studied by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is that the better the sacroiliac joints move the less likely there will be difficulty in labor. Please do not take that to mean no pain and no problems. But know that these joints need to move properly in order for the birth canal to open completely.

Over the last few decades, chiropractic has been considered a good alternative to treating neck pain, headaches, and lower back pain. The reality is that chiropractic care is a great way to improve overall function and health of the entire body, including pregnant moms!

Not all chiropractors work with families. You can find certified chiropractors on the ICPA website. Over the last 28 years, working with families has been one of my biggest rewards.

For more information, contact Dr. Dan Miller at Beaverton Family Chiropractic (5075 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 120, Beaverton) Call 503-644-8844 or visit: