Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Are you or anyone you know expecting a little bundle of joy? It’s no secret that a woman’s body undergoes major changes during pregnancy.  According to the American Pregnancy Association, protruding abdomen, increased back curvature, postural adaptations, and pelvic changes can lead to a misaligned spine or joints. Regular chiropractic care throughout one’s prenatal period can help fix these changes and provide a safer, more comfortable pregnancy for you and your baby.

So what exactly are the major benefits?

  • Maintain a healthier pregnancy - regular adjustments will create pelvic balance and increase the amount of room babies have to grow throughout their development.

  • Alleviate joint and back pain – Pregnant or not, chiropractic care is centered on restoring proper motion and positioning to joints. When the body is moving correctly, tension and swelling is taken away from muscles and nerves, allowing the body to heal itself.

  • Reduce nausea –Adjustments can help regulate the endocrine system, therefore lowering hormone levels responsible for queasiness in pregnant women.

  • Less time spent in delivery – Chiropractic care can help properly position the baby inside the womb for a smoother delivery in addition to restoring balance to pelvic muscles and optimizing neurological functions.

  • Reduce risk of C-section – 4 percent of pregnancies will present breech.  Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments using the Webster technique can correctly orient the fetus with a success rate of 82 percent, allowing for a normal vaginal birth.

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