Should I tell my chiropractor I'm pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t understand why you wouldn’t.  Why would you risk that?  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ahh yeah.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsAKSkier:  I would say undoubtably yes. 

Congrats on your pregnancy, btw!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Absolutely.  Even if you get a simple massage, it’s the first question they ask you if you’re pregnant.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

yes I would.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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.

 

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