Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Women’s center of gravity starts to shift almost immediately after pregnancy. The shift causes all sorts of changes in the ligaments and muscles surrounding the pelvic area. As a Chiropractor, I’m trained to work the muscles by manual soft tissue therapy and specialized therapeutic massage.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
Many pregnant women have found that Chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy. The soft Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant women and her baby and can be very appealing for those trying to avoid Medications. Spine alignment during pregnancy is vital for the mother during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum as well.
Patient’s compliance is a huge part of our treatment plan. Patients should be aware of the many things that could aggravate their pain. At our clinic, we teach our pregnant women the proper way of sleeping, sitting in front of a computer and going about their activity of daily living with the right posture and attitude.
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Our chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for our chiropractors. Our chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training.