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5 Benefits of Seeing a Prenatal Chiropractor During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are countless changes that happen to the body. Not only physical changes but postural and hormonal changes as well. The body changes to prepare to carry and nourish a child to full term. As the baby grows, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward. This shift in gravity can cause the pelvis to tilt, with the muscles in the lower back becoming tighter and shorter in return. These changes can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable for the expectant mother. The gluteal and hamstring muscles become weakened and stretched, causing discomfort. The cervical, lumbar, pelvis, lower back, and abdominal regions are also under strain.

At The Chiropractic Doctors, our skilled, experienced chiropractors provide gentle, safe, and effective adjustments that can provide immediate relief for pregnancy-related pain, discomfort, inflammation, and other symptoms, resulting in happier, healthier pregnancies.

5 Benefits of Seeing a Prenatal Chiropractor During and After Your Pregnancy

At The Chiropractic Doctors, we practice holistic care that’s not only gentle and safe but often recommended for pregnant women. Adjustments are done using special techniques and tables that allow for total comfort. The adjustments performed can correct misalignments, move joints that are stiff, and treat muscles that are tense. We specialize in both prenatal and postnatal care and can help provide pain relief for women through every stage of their pregnancy.

Many people automatically assume that women shouldn’t seek chiropractic treatment, but in reality, treatment is safe, natural, and effective.

A chiropractor works with the body’s natural ability to function and adapt the way its designed to. This is vital for the normal physiological function of the mother during and after pregnancy.

When a woman is pregnant, their bodies go through many changes. Ligaments can shift and lower back pain can occur. At our facility, our job is to help pregnant women by relieving their pain and discomfort and helping make their pregnancy an enjoyable, pain-free experience.

There are many benefits associated with chiropractic adjustments and chiropractic care during pregnancy. Below, you’ll find the top five.

Reduced Nausea

Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom. Regular chiropractic treatment can address this discomfort by aligning the spine and improving nervous system function. This can allow the increased hormones to balance out, lessening nausea symptoms.

Digestive issues can also occur, such as constipation and heartburn, which can also be improved with ongoing chiropractic care and ensuring proper alignment of the spine.

Easier Labor and Delivery

The spine is connected to the pelvis and lower back, so routine chiropractic care can provide optimal pelvic alignment and improve posture. This will strengthen pelvic muscles, prevent lower back pain, and maximize space for the infant leading up to delivery.

Relief from Back Pain

A growing belly can cause a number of issues, altering posture can cause hormonal shifts, body shifts, and other physical strains on expectant mothers. Additionally, a hormone called relaxin is constantly at work, preparing the body to stretch, and grow, and causing the loosening of joints, which can cause significant pain. Chiropractic care can identify any misalignments in the spine,  and other misaligned joints and correct them, to relieve pressure on the joints and nerves, reducing or eliminating pain and improving overall comfort and well-being.

Treatment can also improve:

  • Round ligament pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Neck pain

And other alignment issues

Optimal Baby Positioning

Some infants are in the wrong position for birth. This can cause a wide range of problems and can prolong labor. Chiropractic care can help create more space and encourage the infant to move into the correct position, to make labor more manageable.

Faster Physical Recovery

Treatment after delivery allows the pelvis to recover appropriately and normally. It can also help the new mother adapt to new changes that they may experience from postural issues when nursing, holding the baby and carrying a heavy car seat.

Lower Likelihood of Postpartum Depression

Chiropractic treatment extends beyond pregnancy and into the postpartum period. Being adjusted before and after delivery can help the body recover much faster from the delivery process, can help balance hormones, and can restore pelvic balance.

Contact The Chiropractic Doctors Today to Schedule an Appointment

Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps expecting mothers enjoy their pregnancy, free from pain.

Pregnancy wellness and being in tune with the body during pregnancy can improve an expecting mother’s physical and emotional well-being and prenatal care experience. Overall, treatment is effective and safe at all stages of pregnancy. If you’d like to experience the advantages of chiropractic treatment during your pregnancy, contact The Chiropractic Doctors today to schedule an appointment.

 

Call our office to book your next appointment, and discover why The Chiropractic Doctors are consistently rated 5 stars by your neighbors!

 


This article was reviewed and approved by Dr. Matthew Phinney.


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