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Symptoms You May Experience with Pregnancy

According to the American Pregnancy Association, each year in the United States there are approximately 6 million pregnancies. It’s obvious that when it comes to bringing a child into the world, there’s a lot to consider and think through. Our hope is that this article can help you experience your best and healthiest pregnancy possible.

Pregnancy is a miraculous experience. It causes incredible changes to take place within a woman’s body. These changes, while necessary to support the growing life, may cause some unpleasant symptoms at times for mother to be.

According to Merck Manual, these symptoms may include:

  • Persistent or unusual headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Light-headedness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Pain or cramps in the lower abdomen
  • Swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Back pain
  • Stiffness
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Loosened joints and ligaments states that some of the biggest changes throughout pregnancy are:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations

If you are pregnant and experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office, Healing Hands Chiropractic today. Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Dr. Dee and her amazing staff can help! Call 615-203-3505 or email today.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Pregnancy?

Dr. Dee is trained to work with women who are pregnant, wish to become pregnant, and who are recovering from pregnancy. The changes the body experiences throughout pregnancy place incredible stress on the human body as the baby grows. Chiropractic care can help the body adjust and adapt to these changes with ease.


The nervous system is housed within the spine, so any spinal misalignments the mother experiences throughout pregnancy inhibits the body’s ability to communicate. This can cause many of the symptoms listed above, as well as other ailments throughout the body. Keeping the spine aligned with routine chiropractic care throughout pregnancy helps the entire body work more effectively.

Establishing pelvic balance and alignment during pregnancy is also an important reason to visit Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic throughout your pregnancy. A misaligned pelvis can reduce the amount of room baby has to grow, leading to intrauterine constraint. also states, “a misaligned pelvis can also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best position possible for delivery.” Unfortunately, this can make it extremely challenging for the mother to have a natural and non-invasive delivery. When baby is breech or in the posterior position, it makes it difficult for labor to naturally progress, and can lead to c-sections.

Chiropractic care helps realign the pelvis so that the baby has ample room to grow, develop, and move into the optimal position for birth! It is also proven to:

  • Help mom and baby maintain a healthier pregnancy
  • Aid in controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Relieve back, neck, and joint pain
  • Lead to a faster labor and delivery
  • Improve recovery time post-partum

Chiropractic offers many benefits for mom and baby throughout pregnancy and postpartum care. Contact Healing Hands Chiropractic today for your appointment.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a safe, natural, and effective way to treat many aches and pains. It is also an incredibly powerful means to achieving higher levels of wellness, improving focus, energy, and mood.

  • Those who receive regular chiropractic treatment report:
  • Improved nerve communication throughout the body
  • Relief from joint pain discomfort
  • Relief from back and neck pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Increased recovery time for athletes
  • Improved posture
  • Stress relief
  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Relief from chronic pain
  • Improved mood

When the spine has subluxations present, the body cannot function as it should. The nervous system becomes impaired, hindering communication throughout the body. This manifests itself in many ways, ranging from pain to headaches, poor sleep to poor posture, and everything in between.

By identifying the source of these pains and ailments, chiropractic treats the symptoms at their source. This is especially beneficial during pregnancy. Chiropractic is safe, natural, and effective for both mom and baby. It gives mothers a safe and natural option to treat their pregnancy symptoms while improving their overall wellness.

pregnant woman with back pain

Chiropractic care provides a healthy, safe, natural, and effective way to help mother and baby throughout pregnancy by:
Providing patients of Healing Hands Chiropractic with a doctor who specializes in identifying subluxations of the spine and correcting them through chiropractic adjustments
Increasing nerve function and improving communication throughout the body
Treating the source of symptoms rather than masking symptoms with over the counter medications or prescription medications
Helping mother and baby have a faster and safer delivery

Pregnancy should be one of the most joyful times of a woman’s life. Chiropractic care can help! The proper spinal alignment and nutrition throughout a pregnancy can make the process significantly easier and more enjoyable for both mother and baby. Contact Healing Hands Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment today!

We Can Help You Throughout Your Pregnancy

Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, TN, would love to help you throughout your pregnancy journey. Dr. Dee understands how trying and miraculous pregnancy can be, and wants to help all pregnant women truly enjoy their journey from pregnancy to birth.

Each patient is given personal and specialized care designed to suit their individual needs. With so many benefits, chiropractic care has something to offer for everyone whether it’s mother, baby, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, little brother or sister!

normal pregnant woman in good health

You can trust Dr. Dee and Healing Hands Chiropractic with your chiropractic needs. Their loving, thoughtful, and detail-oriented staff treats each patient like family. They desire to help each patient live their best and healthiest life.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dee and her amazing staff. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along in your journey for a healthier life and healthier pregnancy! 615-203-3505

Healing Hands Chiropractic proudly serves Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Nolensville, Bell Buckle, and all other areas of Middle Tennessee! Come see the best chiropractor in Murfreesboro at Healing Hands Chiropractic!

Call us at 615-203-3505 or click here to schedule your appointment

  • Abun4ss
    I am so fortunate that my husband introduced me to Dr. Dee and her "healing hands". I have been seeing her for almost a month, and my chronic back pain has improved dramatically. I look forward to our visits and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to truly heal their bodies. . - Kristen Chase
  • Abun4ss
    Not sure what my husband would have done without Dr. Dee. She has continually sought out new techniques to help him. I can say without a doubt, my husband would not be where he is without her guidance. - Audreanna Hoyt
  • slidenew2
    I came into the clinic with chronic back pain. As an athlete I was looking for anything to make me feel the slightest bit better. After a few months, Dr.Dee was not only able to make me feel significantly better but I no longer had that nagging pain while lifting! She's a life saver! - Victoria Hartline
  • slidenew3
    I heard about Dr. Dee though a friend and must say I'm glad I listened. I've been to a few chiropractors before and she is by far the most thorough of all. She treats the whole body, not just back issues. I've had pain in my toes that I had resigned myself to live with, but she even helped with that. I send all my friends to her now. - d.w
  • slidenew4
    Dr. Dee is awesome! I thought walking around with tightness in my neck, feeling like I was in constant need for a neck massage was just normal. Now I know it's not and it is SO nice to not feel like that any more! Thanks Dr. Dee. We are lucky to have you in Murfreesboro!! - Nan Norsby