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Pregnancy Chiropractic in Mankato

While pregnancy can be a beautiful time in a woman’s life, it can also have some major discomforts, annoyances and pain along the way. At Rignell Family Chiropractic, we support you as you prepare for your baby with safe, all-natural chiropractic care.
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Why Do I Need Chiropractic?

Why should a pregnant woman see a chiropractor? The bigger risk is not to be checked.

The strain on the mom’s joints and muscles, balance issues, and pressure from an enlarged abdomen are substantial. As the pregnancy progresses, the hormone relaxin loosens the ligaments that support the pelvic region. If her body is thrown off balance, vertebral misalignment can occur, causing pain and loss of function.

The same hormone makes it easier and gentler to do your adjustment. Since there are few, if any, safe medications to ease the pain, chiropractic is an ideal solution. Pain and discomfort, especially in the third trimester, are common.
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How Does Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic adjustment ensures everything is properly aligned and functioning, relieving some of the discomfort accompanying pregnancy. Removing intrauterine constraints helps by creating extra space for the baby.

Other issues that can benefit from adjustment are headaches, back, chest and neck pain, sciatica and tight hip muscles. Making sure the mom-to-be is comfortable and pain-free is good for her and the baby.

Other Benefits of Chiropractic

In addition to relieving your aches and pains, pregnancy chiropractic helps restore proper brain-body communication by improving nerve function. This optimizes your (and your baby’s) overall health, and helps control swelling, morning sickness, hormonal swings, and other side effects. Many of our moms report having an easier, quicker labor and delivery.

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What to Expect

Keeping moms healthy is our goal. Our office makes every effort to provide a comfortable experience with special pregnancy pillows. Dr. Rignell provides adjustments that are customized to your changing needs as you progress, and are extremely gentle.

During the third trimester, appointments are scheduled more close together, often every week. Scheduling during the first two trimesters depends on the mom’s needs. We typically want to ensure her spine and pelvis remain in balance 1-2 times per month in the early stages of pregnancy.


How safe is an adjustment during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is just as safe and effective during pregnancy. We often see women right up until delivery. We can make accommodations as you progress through the pregnancy to ensure you are comfortable and getting the exact care you need at each stage of your pregnancy.

We have a pillow designed to allow you to lie face down as your tummy grows, and can also adjust you from a seated position or with you lying on your back.

How often do I need to come in?

After completing your history and consultation, Dr. Rignell will also do an exam on your first visit. He will then use that information to create a customized care plan for you. Your specific needs and health goals determine the duration of your care plan and frequency of visits.

Will you work with my OB-GYN?

We love to work with your entire care team during your pregnancy and after the baby arrives. Whether your providers include an OB-GYN, midwife or doula, and if you plan to give birth in a hospital, birthing center or at home, we are here to help throughout the process.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

Chiropractors are primary care physicians, and therefore we do not require any referral from another provider. Many patients come to us as their first and only health care provider. If we find referrals are needed, we will always work with other providers to ensure you get the exact care you need.

Quality Care for You and Your Baby

Contact our office to schedule your visit. Experience the difference our chiropractic care can make for you and your baby. Call (507) 779-7313 today to book an appointment.


Pregnancy Chiropractic in Mankato, North Mankato MN | (507) 779-7313