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The Importance of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chelsea Gonzales

Round ligament release by  Dr. Josiah Hackney

Round ligament release by Dr. Josiah Hackney

Anyone who has ever visited a chiropractor knows just how beneficial those visits can be. By seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis, you can ensure everything stays lined up just as it should, and thus you will likely notice a huge difference in how you feel. Good chiropractic care can help with all kinds of health issues, making it a wonderful first line of action any time something starts to bother you.

One of the best times to take advantage of good chiropractic care is during pregnancy. Unfortunately, many people fail to realize the amazing difference a few chiropractic visits can make during pregnancy. Still others believe that chiropractic care is dangerous for women and their babies during the prenatal months.

Luckily, this belief is incorrect. In fact, by finding a qualified provider, you can rest assured that chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and beneficial in a variety of ways, as we’ll discuss below.

Decreased Back and Neck Pain

The first and most obvious benefit is decreased back and neck pain. During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes enormous changes. These changes cause a shift in posture and sitting and sleeping positions, often leading to pain in the back, neck, and even hips. A chiropractor can help with this by realigning the spine and restoring pelvic balance, making the entire childbearing experience a much more comfortable one.

Diminished Nausea

Nausea is one of the classic signs of pregnancy. Unfortunately, it is also leads to vomiting which is sometimes the cause of issues such as lack of nutrition and dehydration. For those who suffer severe nausea during pregnancy, finding solutions is always on their mind.

Chiropractic care could very well be the perfect solution for a number of these mamas. You see, proper spinal alignment allows the nervous system to work properly, something that leads to less nausea and fewer instances of vomiting. Besides, having everything in its proper place means that the internal organs are less likely to be squished, which in turn potentially decreases the amount of nausea experienced.

Fewer Positioning Problems

As you know, a chiropractor’s goal is to put everything in its place by realigning your spine. This allows all internal parts to shift into their proper positions and gives baby a bit more wiggle room. This in turn helps reduce the likelihood of positioning problems, such as a breech baby or a baby born “sunny side up”.

Reduced Labor and Delivery Times

Of course, a well positioned baby and a spine that is perfectly aligned can easily work wonders when it comes to the birthing experience. When everything is lined up perfectly, baby is allowed easy passage into the world. This means that labor and delivery times are reduced, and mama and baby are treated to a smoother birthing process.

Clearly, chiropractic care is a very beneficial addition to any new mama’s prenatal regimen. Why not try it for yourself and see what you think? Contact me for a list of chiropractors I refer to!