Pregnancy and chiropractic


At first glance most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic care and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system and structural support help both mother and child.

  1. Chiropractic care prior to conception promotes a more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function.
  2. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps maintain balance, alignment and flexibility. Many moms report to me less morning sickness. Mothers who get adjusted seem to require less high-tech intervention.
  3. Many moms report shorter, less traumatic births. With proper nerve supply, well-timed contractions help move the baby more easily through the birth canal. Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine.
  4. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby is unable to comfortably turn its head. That’s why a chiropractic checkup should be scheduled soon after delivery. A gentle thumb adjustment is all that is needed for the baby and a gentle instrument adjustment for the mom.

So call me to get both mother and child checked out for spinal subluxations.

For more information, call Dr. Ratkowski at 419-535-9600; email at; visit the website at; or visit Advance Wellness and Chiropractic Center at 3454 Oak Alley Ct. Suite 100, Toledo, Ohio.