Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

When you find out that you or someone you love is expecting, it can be really exciting. A brand new baby on the way makes for an exciting time in your life. It is also a time for a lot of change. One such change occurs in your body. To put it lightly, your body takes some serious changes. And, quite honestly, a lot of these changes hurt! For a lot of pregnant women, alternative care to deal with the aches and pains of pregnancy is becoming part of the norm. Many women are finding help through chiropractic care. Check out these great reasons to visit the chiropractor no matter what trimester you are in.

Increased Flexibility

When your body grows so much so fast, you tend to lose a little mobility and flexibility. Your joints are also looser since your body is flooded with a hormone that causes them to relax. Because of this, some of your joints can experience some pain, such as your hips and knees. Chiropractic care can help you keep some of that mobility and range of motion without the pain. By keeping the spine properly aligned, the other joints in the body are able to function normally. This means that instead of growing stiff and sore, you can keep moving well into your pregnancy.

Improve Sleep

Pregnant women are known to have trouble sleeping. It’s just really hard to get comfortable with a bulging abdomen and random aches and pains. Chiropractic care can help to relax the body and release tension leading to more quality sleep. This means that not only will you be able to fall asleep, but you may be able to stay asleep in a deeper sleep cycle for longer periods of time.

Is It Safe?

The American Pregnancy Association along with multiple doctors claim that chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and beneficial. If you have any concerns, just ask your doctor, but for many women the benefits far outweigh any potential risks.

Where Can I Get Chiropractic Care?

To get chiropractic care, you can walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place at anytime. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and help to alleviate or prevent many of the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy. Pregnancy is hard on the body, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do everything you can to make it easier. Get to The Joint to take care of your body through your pregnancy and after.

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