Balanced Care Chiropractic - Pregnancy Care

2500 W. Higgins Rd. Suite #965
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169

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Services in a nutshell

Prenatal, Pediatric and Adult care. Our Chiropractors are committed to helping families achieve their full potential. They are Webster-Certified, members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and we are in-network with several health insurance companies. We take a “whole person” approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and our chiropractors will be able to help determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs.

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Certified in Prenatal Care

One of the most exciting times in a woman’s life is her pregnancy. It is important to stay healthy throughout each trimester of pregnancy and Balanced Care Chiropractic is here to help. A lot of women concentrate on eating right and keeping active but it is quite easy to overlook the strain that being pregnant can have on a woman’s spine and body. Balanced Care Chiropractic provides prenatal chiropractic care so you can stay healthy and have minimal pain during your pregnancy.

Your Prenatal Chiropractor

All chiropractors have undergone training to treat pregnant women but some undergo additional training and certification to make prenatal chiropractic care their specialty. Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Rylee are Webster Certified by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and are here to provide you with the chiropractic care that you deserve during your pregnancy. Apart from ensuring that the pregnant body is correctly aligned throughout your entire pregnancy, the doctor will prepare a chiropractic care plan that will also provide important information regarding how to prep your body for labor and delivery including postpartum care.

Benefits Of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal chiropractic care offers numerous benefits for both the mother and the unborn child. Apart from the most obvious benefit which includes relief from pain at the lower back, our prenatal chiropractic care has also significantly improved the quality of life of mothers during their pregnancy.

At Balanced Care Chiropractic you can expect to enjoy the following benefits from your prenatal chiropractic care:

  • Control of urinary incontinence
  • Reduction of nausea during pregnancy
  • Correct alignment of the pelvis in preparation for delivery
  • Reduction of sciatic nerve pain
  • Elimination of the need for pain meds
  • Reduction of labor and delivery times

For most pregnant women it is recommended to get prenatal chiropractic care once a month during the first trimester and increase the visits as your pregnancy progresses. It is important to note that each pregnancy is unique and there are certain conditions that may require further prenatal chiropractic care. Our certified prenatal chiropractor can offer you the best advice on how many visits you need to make during the duration of your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Massage

Also called prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques. Pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to a woman’s individual needs.

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Statistics show that over 50% of women will experience some form of back pain during pregnancy and a significant amount will experience discomfort so severe that it can have a negative impact on their daily living. Pregnancy-related back pain is a multi-factorial issue that rarely has a single cause. Apart from back pain, the other most common complaints are wrist pain and leg cramps.

The average healthy weight gain during pregnancy is around 30 pounds and most is centered on the abdomen adding a substantial frontal load. The added weight puts tremendous stress on the back, hips, knees, feet and ankles. The extra weight can also lead to an altered posture and change in biomechanics as the pregnant woman changes the way she sleeps, stands and moves during this period. As the unborn baby grows inside the uterus it expands and the abdominal muscles also stretch and lose their capability to support normally. The altered posture paired with shifting forward results to the pain and discomfort more particularly experienced in the lower back.

At the last trimester, the hormone “relaxin” increases resulting in the loosening of the joints so that the pelvis can accommodate the enlarged uterus and the baby during delivery. However this can lower joint stability and further disrupt normal posture. Moreover, other structures including muscles may also be stressed resulting in pain and possible injury. What you have is back pain as a result.

How Prenatal Chiropractic Care Can Help

Reduction of Back and Pelvic Pain – Through gentle chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation and mobilization of joints and soft tissue we will be able to see less back pain and discomfort.

Relief of Aching and Tired Muscles – Our prenatal chiropractic care may include therapies such as soft tissue therapy. We can also recommend safe pregnancy exercises for you to do in order to help improve postural changes.

Childbirth Preparation – We can recommend safe and effective stretching exercises to prepare your body for the baby’s birth.

Quicker Recovery – As part of our comprehensive prenatal chiropractic care management we will institute modalities to allow for a speedier recovery while also addressing postnatal issues and rehabilitation goals. Pregnancy should be a special and memorable part of your life. don’t let back pain and discomfort ruin it for you. Call Balanced Care Chiropractic today to learn more about our comprehensive prenatal chiropractic care treatment program.

Our team

Dr. Stephanie Pittenger

Dr. Stephanie opened Balanced Care Chiropractic in 2012. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2006 and has completed a variety of post graduate work including half of her lecture hours for her neurology diplomate. For pregnancy, she is certified in webster technique and is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). She is also board certified in physical therapy and uses exercises to help her patients regain strength after injury. She is a great educator and was an adjunct professor of biology at Aurora University, but more than that, she prides herself on teaching patients how to be healthy and stay healthy.

Dr. Stephanie is married and the proud mother of Phoenix, Zander and Bailey. She grew up in Streamwood, Illinois, and always knew she wanted to return to the area to be a caregiver to the community she grew up in.

Rudy, Licensed Massage Therapist

Rudy has been a massage therapist with us since 2015. He grew up in Schaumburg, has two kids, and enjoys watching and playing sports. He offers many types of massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point.


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