Though millions of people visit chiropractors throughout their lifetime, many expecting mothers don't realize just how beneficial chiropractic can be during their pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help moms-to-be better deal with the changes in their bodies, and prepare for the upcoming birth. Here is why we suggest chiropractic care for pregnant mothers:
1. An optimally functioning nervous system leads to an optimal birth.
When your spine is aligned, it allows for your entire nervous system to function properly. As your body grows and changes during your pregnancy, your hips and spine will shift to accommodate that added stress. It is important that you regularly visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy to best prepare your body and have it working as effectively as possible.
2. Pregnancy can sometimes be painful. Chiropractic provides relief.
The aches and pains you experience during pregnancy are well worth it. During the pregnancy, it might not always feel like it, and that's okay! It is extremely common for expecting mothers to experience back and joint pain as well as muscle discomfort throughout pregnancy. Those pains are mostly due to added stress put on the body because of the weight of the growing baby. Chiropractic adjustments are a gentle and effective way to relieve pain during any stage of pregnancy.
3. Pelvic alignment...and why it matters.
Not all chiropractic techniques are the same for everyone. When it comes to pregnant women, we focus on ensuring proper pelvic positioning. If your pelvis is misaligned during your pregnancy, it can limit the growing space for your developing baby. A properly aligned pelvis also helps to maintain proper posture, which will help you avoid body aches.
4. Quick Delivery!
The only thing parents want more than a healthy baby is a smooth and quick delivery. If the pelvis is misaligned, it can lead to a more difficult birthing process. Mothers that are seeking to have a natural and non-invasive birth plan should absolutely see a chiropractor.
If you're considering starting a family, or are already pregnant, give our practice a call. We'd love to help you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!