Pregnancy is a unique and special time in a woman’s life, and should be filled with the excitement and anticipation of welcoming their new baby boy or girl into the world. What it shouldn’t be is a period of dealing with unnecessary aches, pains, and soreness. Thankfully, chiropractic can help relieve much of the discomfort that can be brought on during pregnancy.
Some women may be concerned about whether or not chiropractic is safe for them and their baby. The answer is yes; not only is it safe to use chiropractic care for pregnancy, it is also remarkably beneficial.
During pregnancy, the body becomes stressed by the change in hormones, biomechanics, and weight gain. Chiropractic adjustment helps relieve this neck and back pain, and it can also prevent sciatica – a condition often triggered in pregnant women due to pressure in the lumbar region of the spine.
As the pregnancy continues, extra weight and loosening ligaments cause slight shifts in posture.
Chiropractic helps maintain correct posture of the neck and back, as well as keeping the pelvis balanced, which is especially important during the later stages of pregnancy.
A misaligned pelvis may reduce space in the uterus, leading to a higher likelihood of breeched birth. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends chiropractic care for realigning the pelvis and providing the optimal chance of a safe, easy delivery.
Regular chiropractic visits help to make the entire experience of pregnancy more comfortable, by relieving symptoms such as nausea, headaches, constipation, indigestion, and insomnia. Chiropractic is the natural way to ensure that your nine months go smoothly, and that your baby gets a healthy start to life.
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