Since chiropractic care is natural, non-invasive and drug-free maintenance of the spine, it only comes naturally that it’s good for pregnant women. The body goes through many rapid transformations during pregnancy, so it’s vital that the proper care goes into ensuring a healthy baby, an easy birthing process, as well as a smooth 9 months for the mother! These are just a couple of reasons why you should receive chiropractic care if you’re expecting.
As a note: always inform your chiropractic physician if you’re pregnant, since they will need to adjust treatment techniques accordingly.
Bye Bye, Side Effects!
Common pregnancy side effects such as nausea, dizziness, and even morning sickness are due to pinched nerves caused by your shifting vertebrae. As the body gains natural weight during the next 9 months, it can affect the lower spine that controls muscles responsible for these side effects. Spinal manipulation will often ease or eliminate them, making for an easier pregnancy.
What a Pain in Your Back
Your new baby belly and pelvic shifts will inevitably cause changes in the way you carry yourself, affecting your posture and spine in the process. Expecting mothers often complain about back pain, but proper chiropractic care will help ease and even prevent that pain.
Good Fetal Positioning:
Proper maintenance of the spine and pelvis will optimize the proper development of the fetus, avoiding eventual improper positioning (breech, posterior position, etc.) of the baby. This will also eliminate the need for C-section births. Optimal positioning for the baby avoids many complications, which of course, leads to:
The last thing you want is to be in prolonged labor or need to go through a C-section or other complications during the actual birth. As mentioned above, chiropractic care will help to properly position the baby. It will also ensure that your hips and pelvis muscles are strong, healthy, and properly aligned, leading to shorter labor times and a smoother birthing process.
Chiropractic care is all about preventative maintenance on the body. As bodies change and grow, extra care is needed to ensure their integrity — and pregnancy is one of the most rapid transformations your body can go through.
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