Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on the body of a mother. Carrying around another human being for 9 months at a time can be stressful in every sense of the word. The body goes through many changes during a pregnancy, and these changes affect all areas of the body, the most pressure, pain and discomfort is often felt in the back and spine, especially during the latter stages of pregnancy. The pelvic area goes through the most amount of stress during a pregnancy and can often times be left out of alignment once the delivery process is over. This is also true for the spine, neck and back. Many mothers, before, during and after pregnancy are turning to chiropractic care to alleviate pain or discomfort, to ease the birthing process and to correct any misalignment that has occurred during childbirth.

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment For Mothers

During pregnancy the hormonal and structural changes that a mother goes through can lead to spinal and pelvic misalignment, this is often what causes lower back pain. This pain can sometimes be quite severe, all because of the small misalignment and the pinching of nerves.

These misalignments cause major stress overload to the mother’s nervous system, potentially impairing any of her vital systems and organs. During pregnancy, when a mother’s body systems are basically functioning for two, any interference to the nerve transmission supporting their function can be detrimental to her health and well-being, as well as the growing baby’s. Reducing this nerve system stress is a key ingredient for normal bodily function. This is where chiropractic care comes in. So many mothers are unaware of the benefits that they can really receive through simple adjustments and treatments while they are pregnant. Many women go through their pregnancy in immense pain, and attribute it to the growing baby, rendering relief nonexistent in their minds. This is simply not true. More and more women are turning to chiropractic treatment as a non-invasive, effective way to ease them through their pregnancy.

Even after the birth of a child, chiropractic care is essential in returning mothers back to normal health. Properly aligning the spine, neck and back will give the central nervous system a better kick start it needs to bring mothers back to a normal state. Giving birth can be grueling, and can misalign many areas of the body. Correcting these issues helps mothers recover far better after childbirth. Having the central nervous system back as it should be gives mothers freedom to focus on their new child as opposed to the pain or discomfort they feel from birthing.

If you are an expectant mother, chiropractic care is something you should consider when thinking about the health of not only yourself, but your baby too. Chiropractic treatment really does give you and your baby the best way to come through the birthing process in the healthiest possible way.


Always consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.

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