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Why Pregnant Women Need Chiropractic Care

By Virginia Laird

While pregnancy can bring joy to a number of women, some have it more difficult, suffering from pain and the inability to get comfortable. This can be caused due to the shifting of the body. As a baby takes over, the body goes through a wide variety of changes -- some so painful that many expectant mothers find it undesirable, if not impossible, to move about and complete daily chores and activities. Chiropractic care can help ease pregnancy pain. Such care has been proven to be safe for both the expectant mother as well as the unborn child.

Pelvis Shift Can be Painful

The pelvis shifts and changes during every stage of pregnancy, at times causing pain. Routine visits to the chiropractor can help this change in the body be smooth. When the body shifts all on its own, the various places may not do so at the same time. Chiropractors can help keep the body shifting in harmony to help minimize (if not prevent) pain. Chiropractors will use various adjustments to assist the pelvis as well as other joints and back to move as needed to prevent pain. 

Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Pain

Pregnant or not, chiropractic care can help with pain management. However, adjustments for the expectant mother may be altered slightly. A great deal of the pain that a person may experience can be caused from stress on the spine. As the chiropractor adjusts the spine, it can release this stress as well as restore function to the spine. 

Chiropractic Care Can Help with the Baby’s Position

Babies move all around during pregnancy. It is not until the last trimester that one should be concerned with the positioning of the infant. At times, a baby may be found in a breech position, making a natural birth more difficult. Using a chiropractor to help make certain the mother’s body is in prime alignment can help the baby have more room to turn prior to making its entrance into the world.

If you think chiropractic care may be able to help you during your pregnancy, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your local community to get started on your personalized healthcare plan right away. No appointments are accepted, making each as readily available as your ability to drop in.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.

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