From the time a child is conceived until birth, a woman’s body goes through some of the most amazing, yet uncomfortable, changes that the human body can endure.
Posture, bone structure, and soft tissues move and change, often resulting in aches and pains. Only those who have been pregnant can truly understand all the changes that a woman’s body is subject to when she is pregnant.
But the good news is that chiropractic care during pregnancy can help provide pain relief, reduce nausea and make the delivery much easier.
Can a Chiropractor Treat Someone Who is Pregnant?
Absolutely. Chiropractors treat many pregnant woman. In fact, chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine care for your chiropractor.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Your Pregnancy?
A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant typically gains 25 to 35 pounds while she’s pregnant. This added weight causes her spine, joints, and soft tissues to move and adapt to the sudden and rapid gaining of weight.
This sudden increase in weight can cause subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the spine as well as joint issues. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct subluxations in order to restore the spine back to the most natural position.
When a doctor of chiropractic adjusts a pregnant woman, we make sure their pelvis is in the proper position, all 28 vertebrae are in proper alignment, and all joints are in proper positioning.
What Are The Benefits of Chiropractic Care While Pregnant?
Millions of expectant mothers turn to chiropractic care for body aches, pain relief, and prevention. This all-natural, drug-free approach is ideal to many mothers who want a healthier and happier pregnancy that protects their baby. Some of the benefits include:
- Relief from neck, joint or back pain.
- Controlling symptoms of nausea.
- Reduction in time of labor and delivery.
- Prevention of a potential Cesarean delivery
If you are pregnant, expecting, or know of someone who is expecting feel free to call or visit us in the office for more information on how chiropractic care can lead to a better birthing for you and your special little one.
Also keep in mind that chiropractic care is great for babies and youth, too.