Chiropractic care is not only safe for women during pregnancy, but also beneficial. Techniques used here at Wasserman Chiropractic can help with pain during pregnancy and support pelvic balance for greater overall health.
Why is Chiropractic Care Helpful in Pregnancy?
In pregnancy, the body undergoes many changes to form an environment that will support the growing fetus. Due to these changes, misalignment in the spine and/or joints can be problematic. Specifically, a misaligned pelvis can lower the amount of space for the developing fetus, creating a problem called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it more difficult to have a non-invasive birth.
Chiropractic care focuses on the alignment of the spine and the health of the nervous system. By helping to improve and maintain a well-aligned spine, chiropractic care can support the health of the mother and the baby throughout pregnancy.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy:
Pain Relief Without Drugs or Surgery
Since chiropractic care is drug-free and non-surgical, it’s a safe, effective way for pregnant women to achieve relief from pain. Back and hip pain are common during this period, and chiropractic care can help you manage discomfort in each trimester.
Improve Misalignment During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can lead to misalignment in the spine and joints. Many pregnant women experience discomfort due to changes in alignment such as:
Changes in posture
Shifts in the alignment of the pelvis
The heightened curve of the back due to the protruding belly
The experienced chiropractic team at Wasserman Chiropractic can implement a variety of methods to help with these concerns. Manual adjustments can restore alignment in the body to relieve pressure and reduce discomfort.
Nausea is common during pregnancy due to major hormonal changes. Chiropractic care can help with symptoms of nausea by improving the overall function of the nervous system. Enhanced nervous system function can reduce the severity of nausea and morning sickness symptoms.
Improved Labor Outcomes
Chiropractic care can support improved labor outcomes, even shortening the amount of time spent in labor. This is largely because chiropractic care helps encourage the baby to move into the optimal position during pregnancy for a natural birth. With greater pelvic balance, the baby will be less likely to shift to a breech or posterior position.
Chiropractic care is safe and effective for most pregnant women throughout the entire pregnancy. So, if you’re pregnant and interested in the benefits that chiropractic care can provide, talk to your doctor about visiting Wasserman Chiropractic. Our trained team can offer expert chiropractic care to enhance your health and comfort during pregnancy.