Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
A few benefits of having chiropractic care during pregnancy include but are not limited to: maintaining a healthier pregnancy, controlling the symptoms of nausea, reducing the time of labor and delivery, relieving back, neck and joint pain, and preventing a potential Cesarian section.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help you stay more comfortable, and can help to facilitate your birth. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy have even been shown to significantly reduce the length of labors!
First time moms averaged a 35% shorter labor, while mothers who have already given birth experienced a 50% reduction in the average labor length.
Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments can safely continue right up until the time of birth, in fact, many women come to our office in labor!
Chiropractic Care Is Essential For The Pregnant Mother
When pregnant, a woman’s systems and organs are now providing for two and their optimal function is critical for the baby’s healthy development. The mother’s spine and pelvis undergoes many changes and adaptations to compensate for the growing baby and the risk of interference to her nervous system is increased. Specific chiropractic care throughout pregnancy works by enhancing nervous system function providing greater health potential for both the mother and baby.
Postnatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state-to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and shoulder problems