Keith Halperin, DC
Chiropractor and Integrative Medicine Doctor
located in Bellevue, WA
While pregnancy can be a joyous time, it can also create imbalances in the body of the mother to be. The influx of hormonal changes can lead to a variety of complications and symptoms. Dr. Keith Halperin is here to help. At his practice, Halperin Chiropractic in Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Halperin offers relief for pregnant mothers from pains and aches, and also helps guide them through the ins and outs of maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
What are some changes that occur during pregnancy?
There are various physiological and endocrinological changes that take place during pregnancy, as the body adapts to create an environment suitable for a growing baby.
Misalignment of the spine and joints is common, resulting in pelvic changes and an increased back curve.
Furthermore, it’s estimated that about 50% of women will experience lower back pain during pregnancy. Causes include:
A shifting center of gravity
An increase of hormones or stress
Pregnancy might also leave many women lacking energy, losing sleep and suffering anxiety and mood swings as a result of hormonal changes, particularly during the first trimester.
Why seek chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Dr. Halperin uses the Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), a methodology that normalizes unresolved physical and behavioral patterns in the body, to address pregnancy complications like lower back pain and lack of energy.
NET practitioners, like Dr. Halperin, are trained to assist the body’s healing process by identifying and balancing unresolved emotional influences and compromised physiological underpinnings of emotions, such as anxiety and stress. It is a true mind-body approach that will help get your body ready for birth.
Dr. Halperin also uses the activator method, a gentle, low force technique that involves a spring loaded adjustment tool, to make corrections on pregnant women with lower back pain, misaligned joints and pelvic changes.
It’s also essential to maintain a healthy pregnancy diet with extra increased calorie intake full of protein, iron, calcium, fruits and vegetables to ensure good health during pregnancy. This is also important because dietary choices during pregnancy can influence food sensitivities and allergies for the baby.
Dr. Halperin may also advise taking probiotics to help the digestive system work efficiently to avoid any health complications.
What are the benefits?
Chiropractic care during treatment can help women maintain a healthier pregnancy by relieving back and joint pain, symptoms of nausea, and ultimately, lowering delivery and labor time, and lessening the likelihood of delivery complications.
Although Dr. Halperin specializes in prenatal chiropractic care, he often provides recommendations to renowned midwives and doulas to help mothers with baby care.
Is it safe?
Yes. Dr. Halperin has years of experience giving the benefits of chiropractic care to his expectant patients. His techniques, including NET and the activator method, avoid undue pressure on the abdomen and use tables designed for the bodies of pregnant women.