Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

At Merritt Chiropractic in Stuart, Dr. Jason Townsley cares for children and families by using hands on adjustments to help people heal. The office does not perform modalities, therapies, or sell products. At Merritt Chiropractic we focus on finding underlying misalignments in the spine that put pressure on nerves and remove those misalignments gently with specific chiropractic adjustments. Realigning the spine takes pressure off the nerves running the body and allows people to live more active, productive, and fulfilling lives with better health.

As a chiropractor in Stuart, Dr. Jason cares for women who are pregnant, babies, children, and adults. Families under chiropractic care at Merritt Chiropractic have found great results and our reviews/testimonials show it. Many people have started as patients because they were tired of managing their health issues with medications that only masked their symptoms. At Merritt Chiropractic, Dr. Jason focuses on helping his patients restore their health by removing blocks in their body’s ability to heal itself from within.

Chiropractic takes nothing away from the body and adds nothing to the body. Chiropractic helps restore the body’s inborn ability to heal from the inside out. By realigning misaligned bones in the spine there is less pressure on the nerves that run the body. With less nerve interference the body is better connected to function and heal. Once maximal improvement has been achieved it is our recommendation to continue care for maintenance. We can either make time to maintain our health or we have to make time to address illness and disease.

During pregnancy, the body undergoes several physiological and endocrinological changes that result in spinal and pelvic misalignment. Hormones loosen the ligaments in the mother’s body that combined with a lowered center of gravity and the baby’s added weight can create great stress for the mother. Aside from being painful and generally uncomfortable for the mother, this can also result in several complications during delivery.

While seeing a chiropractor can relieve pain, seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can have these added benefits:

  • Help with nausea
  • Reduce time of labor and delivery
  • Reduce lower back pain, neck pain, and joint pain
  • Help prevent a C-section
  • Lower risk of pre-term delivery
  • Reduced need for pain medication during delivery and pregnancy
  • Faster recovery time

However, the two biggest benefits of prenatal chiropractic care concern making delivery as easy for the mother as possible. They are restoring pelvic balance and maximizing room for the baby in the womb.

When pregnant, everything changes from the way a woman walks to the way she sleeps. Chiropractic care will help with postural discomfort and adjust the body for optimal health and wellness by realigning the spine and restoring pelvic balance.

Any chiropractor with a Webster Certification has advance training in restoring pelvic balance during pregnancy and using pelvic balance to ensure the baby is in the optimal position for delivery.

When the pelvis is misaligned, it can limit the space the baby has in the womb. This makes it harder for the baby to move into the desired position for delivery, affecting the mother’s ability to have a natural birth. However with chiropractic care, the pelvic balance can be restored and this can often be easily solved.


Our Commitment

“We want you and your children to have the happiest and healthiest lives you can.”

Dr. Jason Townsley