Prenatal To Maternal To Infant Care

Prenatal to Maternal Chiropractor

There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Dr. McCarthy has treated many pregnant patients at Plainfield Spine and Rehabilitation, and their eventual infants.


During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back. As the baby grows in size, the added weight causes the curvature of her lower back to increase, placing extra stress on the fragile facet joints on the back side of the spine. Any pre-existing problems in a woman's spine tend to be exacerbated as the spine and pelvis become overtaxed, often leading to pain and difficulty performing normal daily activities.

While pregnant be sure to get adjusted regularly. Chiropractic care is important to help maintain a healthy skeletal structure and nervous system function throughout a pregnancy and childbirth. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the pain and discomfort frequently experienced in pregnancy, and creates an environment for an easier, safer delivery. Chiropractic care can also help with preventing or reversing breech babies.

Prenatal and fertility

Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine matter for most chiropractors. Your body is an amazing creation that can accomplish numerous miraculous tasks including creating new life. These miraculous tasks are accomplished under the direction of the nervous system. The nervous system is the master communication system of the entire body.

In many cases, fertility issues may be associated with improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, high stress and poor lifestyle habits. Chiropractors are nervous system specialists and reducing interference in the nervous system is their primary goal. Keeping the spine properly aligned, clearing the nervous system of excessive interference, and counseling patients in nutrition, exercise and changes to lifestyle, make the chiropractor one of your best options to help your body function in harmony with the way it was designed.

Also note that chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other accepted approaches to resolving infertility concerns and can greatly improve the chances of successful medical procedures such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).


Birthing is potentially traumatic for a child, especially when modern obstetrical appliances are used. But even in a natural birth, there can be trauma.That’s why it is important to bring your infant to Dr. McCarthy to get checked over.

Regular Chiropractic care can help relieve the following in babies: Ear infections and ear aches,colic and acid reflux, fussiness, feeding and breastfeeding/latching issues. Chiropractic care in babies also keeps babies healthier because their nervous system and immune system are supported.