Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Having a baby is one of the most exciting and life-changing events for many people. For women, this includes rapid changes to her body during pregnancy. It is estimated that 50% of pregnant women experience some sort of back related pain during their pregnancy due to hormonal and physical changes. Chiropractic can be a safe and effective form of relief for these women. It can
Relieve pain in the hips, back, neck, and joints
Help with nausea symptoms
Shorten labor time
Make for a more comfortable pregnancy
A woman's posture must adapt as the baby grows. Chiropractic adjustments correct changes such as an increased lower back curve and a misaligned pelvis that results from these adaptations.
Getting adjusted during pregnancy can also improve conditions for the baby. When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can restrict how much room the baby has to grow and move. This intrauterine constraint can result in birth defects. Aligning the pelvis also makes it easier for the baby to turn for delivery, thereby potentially shortening labor and preventing breech births.
Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are gentle and safe. A technique known as the Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment, which improves the function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments. This allows for the reduction of constraint of the woman’s uterus allowing the fetus the best opportunity to be positioned for a healthy birth.
Chiropractic can also be beneficial for both mother and child after the baby is born. Adjustments help mothers with spinal misalignments and stress caused by the birth process, carrying baby carriers, decreased sleep, and altered daily habits. Gentle adjustments also help correct any damage to the delicate upper cervical bones caused during the birth process. Adjustments can help:
Latching for breastfeeding
Boost the immune system
Chiropractic offers an effective natural healthcare option for you and your family.
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