Chiropractic Care and That Pregnancy Glow
By Donna Kostiew
Pregnancy can bring out the best in a lot of us. It’s a time of joy and hope, a time of excitement and happiness. And unless women were created with glitter dust in their veins, apparently it even makes us glow. But let’s be honest for a minute here. For those of us who have been through those nine very long months, it can be anything but rose petals and sticky sweets. Sure, the trade-off is definitely worth all of the pain and discomfort, but that discussion is for another type of blog. Right now, let’s focus on the “yucky” side of pregnancy and how your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help you get through it.
The First Question That Comes to Mind … Is It Safe?
Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor while pregnant, it is also highly beneficial. Here are some of the potential benefits that chiropractic care can offer during a pregnancy.
- Improved immune system
- Controlled symptoms of nausea
- Relief from back, neck and joint pain
- Fewer headaches
- Realignment of spine and pelvis
- Improved posture
- Better sleep
The Second Question That Comes to Mind … Is It Safe For the Baby?
Well, we have established the fact that chiropractic adjustments are safe for an expectant mother, so of course, this is the next question to ask … and yes, they are safe and beneficial for the baby as well -- for the following reasons.
- Better positioning for baby
- Shorter labor
- Easier birth process
Chiropractic care is especially beneficial for both mom and the baby because it is drug-free and non-invasive. It can even help during the postpartum healing process by ensuring that the mother’s body is healing and functioning at the highest level possible and by correcting any posture problems or pain that can come from the many uncomfortable positions that moms often find themselves sitting in.
Nine months may not seem that long, and for many, it will fly by without any significant issues. For others though, it can be very hard and some women end up adopting the “grin and bear it” attitude. How unnecessary! Because no matter how many changes a woman’s body goes through during and following a pregnancy (and it’s a lot), receiving regular chiropractic adjustments can help their bodies adapt to these changes more easily. Chiropractic care is an important step in maintaining a healthy life; even though it can be hard to find the time to see your chiropractor, there are just too many benefits to miss if you don’t.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Temecula, Calif.