Post # 1
I’ve googled this and it seems like the consensus is yes, but that’s for care later in pregnancy! I just got my BFP and am ONLY 4 weeks and a few days pregnant. I go in about once a week for Active Release Therapy on my hips/hamstrings/whatever else is tight which is usually something since I am the opposite of flexible haha. He’ll usually adjust my mid-back and hips as well. I know the baby (well, blastocyst? at this point) is well protected in there and super, duper tiny, but I feel like the responsible thing is to let him know….but we haven’t told anyone except my mom yet, and telling my chiropractor before my dad, stepmom, brother and best friend doesn’t sit right with me. I don’t want to tell him for no reason! What to do? My next appointment is later this week.
Post # 3
@MrsAKSkier: i would say yes
Post # 4
Tell him! He’s a medical professional and knowing that you are pregnant may change the therapies that he recommends for you. I told my dentist before I told my family because I was worried about the number of X-rays that I would need and the drugs that he was going to use. I didn’t feel bad about it because he needed to know in case normal methods of pain relief would have been in any way harmful to the pregnancy.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Absolutely. All health care practitioners need to know that you are pregnant. They may or may not need to adjust your treatments, and they can’t do that if you don’t share the information with them.
Post # 6
I don’t understand why you wouldn’t. Why would you risk that?
Post # 7
yes! i would also tell if you go for a massage or other body treatment….better safe than sorry!
telling a medical professional isn’t like announcing in facebook and letting your parents find out that way….this is private confidential medical ‘history’
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@MrsAKSkier: All of your doctors should know ASAP, especially before an appointment because it may change your treatment options. Why wouldn’t you want your doctors to know? They need to know so they can provide you with proper treatment that won’t negatively affect you or your unborn child.
Post # 10
@MrsAKSkier: I would say undoubtably yes.
Congrats on your pregnancy, btw!
Post # 11
Yes, tell him. Unless your chiropractor is a friend who you think will tell other people you know (thereby breaching all sorts of patient confidentiality), your healthcare providers are nothing like your family/friends and telling a provider when seeking treatment is NOT something to feel bad about even though you haven’t told family/friends yet.
Post # 12
@MrsAKSkier: Why wouldn’t you? If you are worried about discretion, he/she is legally obligated not to discuss anything about you with anyone. I think you should. There might be things we aren’t considering that could affect the baby.
Post # 13
Absolutely. Even if you get a simple massage, it’s the first question they ask you if you’re pregnant.
Post # 14
I’ll back up with what everyone else has already said, yes you should definitely tell him. His therapy approach may change and you don’t want to take a chance by not telling him. Any health care professionals should know you are pregnant. Congratulations!!
Post # 16
I’m a chiropractic intern now and I would let him know. They have special pregnancy pillows to use for women who are expecting and from my experience with the pregnant women I have adjusted they LOVE the pillows and being able to lie down comfortably.