Pregnancy is such a happy time, but growing that new, precious life can lead to an enormous amount of stress, and wear and tear on the mother’s body. More and more pregnant mothers are realizing the incredible benefits of chiropractic treatments during their pregnancy! During pregnancy, the body undergoes a variety of physiological and endocrinological changes as the baby in the womb begins to develop. These changes could result in the following: A more prominent and increased back curve, enlarged abdomen, pelvic changes, and changes in posture.
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is a great reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned, it may start to reduce the amount of room available for the growing baby, potentially stunting development, and making it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and affect the mother’s ability to have a natural birth, leading to unfortunate interventions such as C-sections.
As a result of all the changes, some women experience increased chronic lower back pain. Most may also have difficulty attaining proper balance and alignment. Chiropractic care can help to correct these issues and enable the mother to develop better posture.
There are chiropractors that specialize in chiropractic treatment for pregnant women. Doctors who provide chiropractic care to pregnant women are able to adjust the intensity of their treatment procedures according to how far into their pregnancy the woman is. Your chiropractor may suggest stretching and exercise routines for a safer and healthier pregnancy, helping the mother to develop better control over symptoms or other conditions associated with pregnancy.
Most labor issues are caused by pelvic misalignment that slows down the descent of the fetus towards the mother’s birth canal. Limited range of motion can also affects a woman’s ability to labor more efficiently. Proper adjustments using chiropractic care enables the mother to address those problems and significantly reduce the amount of time spent on labor.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide numerous benefits such as maintaining a healthier pregnancy, controlling nausea, reducing labor time, and preventing a potential caesarian delivery. Chiropractic care offers several other benefits for women during the actual labor, especially in terms of pain management. Which mother wouldn’t appreciate that?!!
Speak to your doctor and consider incorporating chiropractic care for an easier, more successful labor and delivery!
***Please consult with your Doctor or healthcare provider before embarking on any changes in exercise or therapy.
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