The experience of pregnancy can be both beautiful and challenging for women. Almost half of all pregnant women report some back pain.
Fortunately, chiropractic care can help. Here are five reasons pregnant women should see a chiropractor.
Lower back pain relief
Pregnancy is a time when the body of a woman goes through many changes. The mother’s center of gravity shifts as the baby grows, and her posture changes as well.
This can often lead to lower back pain, as the muscles and ligaments work overtime to keep the mother upright.
Chiropractic care can help ease this pain by realigning the spine and supporting the growing belly.
In addition, chiropractic care can aid in improving circulation and allow the mother to cope better with the physical stress of pregnancy.
As a result, chiropractic care can provide much-needed non-drug relief for pregnant women with lower back pain.
Chiropractic care is the safest and most effective way to ease pregnancy symptoms and help the body prepare for childbirth.
During pregnancy, the uterus puts a lot of pressure on the pelvic bones and the lumbar spine, leading to pain, discomfort, and other problems.
Chiropractic adjustments help realign the pelvis and reduce this pressure, which can significantly relieve pregnant women.
In addition, chiropractic care can help improve circulation and reduce inflammation, which is beneficial for pregnant women.
Finally, chiropractic care can help to prepare the body for childbirth by aligning the spine and pelvis and reducing tension in the muscles and ligaments.
As a result of regular chiropractic adjustments, the nervous system can be enhanced, circulation improved, and the immune system boosted.
This is particularly beneficial for pregnant women at an increased risk for infection.
By keeping the spine aligned and the immune system strong, chiropractic care can help pregnant women to stay healthy and comfortable throughout their pregnancy.
A healthy mom will ensure a healthy baby!
Optimal Fetal Position
For the baby to be born optimally, it must be in the “anterior position.” When a baby is in the anterior position, its head is down toward the birth canal and facing the mother’s back.
The baby is able to move more easily through the birth canal while in this position during labor and childbirth. However, many babies are not in this perfect position when born.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help ensure the baby is in the optimal position for birth.
Chiropractors for pregnancy use gentle adjustments to realign the pelvis and lower spine, making it easier for the baby to move into the ideal place.
As a result, chiropractic care can help reduce childbirth complications and ensure a healthy delivery for both mother and child.
Soreness during pregnancy
As your baby ages, your center of gravity changes, and your posture changes. This can lead to back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate some of this pain by ensuring your spine is in proper alignment. When your spine is misaligned, it can put pressure on your nerves and cause pain.
Chiropractic care can also help to relieve stress and tension that can contribute to pain during pregnancy. By gently manipulating the spine and muscles, chiropractors can help you feel more comfortable and reduce pain.
What to expect during a visit
One of the most typical questions is what to expect during a consultation session with a chiropractor. We understand that some patients may feel apprehensive about seeking treatment, especially if they have never been to a chiropractor.
From the moment you walk through our doors, you will feel comfortable in the hands of our highly trained and experienced prenatal chiropractors.
During your consultation, we will take a detailed obstetric history and conduct a complete musculoskeletal examination to determine the best course of treatment. To get a clear picture of your condition, we will also examine your posture, hips, and lower back.
Once we have all the necessary information, we will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Whether you are experiencing back soreness, joint pain, or discomfort, we are here to help you find natural, safe relief.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to promote a healthier pregnancy. And, because it is drug-free, it is a perfect choice for expectant mothers looking for natural ways to maintain their health during pregnancy.
CONNER, S. N., TRUDELL, A. S., & CONNER, C. A. (2021). Chiropractic Care for the Pregnant Body. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, 64(3), 602–610. https://doi.org/10.1097/grf.0000000000000621