Pregnancy Specialist

Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic

Chiropractic Clinic located in Landsdowne, VA

Your body will grow and change while you’re pregnant, and that’s a good thing! But the aches and pains that accompany pregnancy aren’t always good, and they can make day-to-day activities difficult. For comprehensive and holistic prenatal chiropractic care, contact Dr. Miok Hyoun at Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic. Women in Loudoun County, Virginia, can experience pain relief and better birth outcomes with regular chiropractic treatments from Dr. Miok.

Pregnancy Q & A

How does pregnancy affect the body and spine?

Pregnant women expect their bodies to grow and change, but pregnancy also shifts the body’s center of gravity. As a result, your posture may change as well in order to accommodate your growing baby. At the same time, your pelvis will begin to change as it naturally prepares for labor.

These changes are a natural and normal result of the hormonal and physical changes that the body experiences during pregnancy. However, they can also be accompanied by aches and pain — particularly pain in the lower back and hips — that can leave women feeling uncomfortable day and night. Chiropractic care can help reduce this pain, helping the mom-to-be get better rest as her body prepares for birth.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Seeing a chiropractor while pregnant has benefits for the mom as well as the baby. For mom, the benefits include:

  • Pain relief in the lower back, hips, neck, and joints
  • A more comfortable pregnancy
  • Help controlling the symptoms of nausea

Studies also show that women who receive chiropractic care while pregnant have shorter labor times.

For the baby, the benefits of chiropractic care come from balancing the pelvis. When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can reduce the amount of space available to your growing child. This can lead to abnormalities, or can make it harder for a women to have a natural and noninvasive birth. When the pelvis is in alignment, the baby is able to move into the best birthing position — rear-facing, heads down — more easily.

Is it safe to receive chiropractic care while pregnant?

Dr. Miok can coordinate with patients OBGYN doctors, family doctors, or their midwives and Doula's to collect necessary information and address all concerns. 

Once Dr. Miok has communicated with your doctor, chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to keep your body in balance during pregnancy. Dr. Miok is experienced at chiropractic related prenatal care and has received special training in order to do so. She will ensure that your treatment experience is as comfortable and relaxing as possible, and she can also show you stretches and positions to try out at home to help with your comfort throughout pregnancy.

Dr. Miok is Certified Webster Technique provider through ICPA: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.