Pregnant? You Need Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
Pregnancy places a lot of demand on your body. It may be something that your body does naturally, but that doesn't make it any easier. That's why many women seek out chiropractic care when pregnant. If you're not familiar about all the ways that chiropractic care can benefit you and your pregnancy, here are a few things the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to know.
Chiropractic Optimizes Your Central Nervous System
Your central nervous system is accountable for the function of every single part of your body. When your central nervous system is working at its best, that means the rest of your body is functioning at its best too.
As your pregnancy progresses and your posture changes along with your spine and central nervous system function, making sure your central nervous system is working at its best will help you feel your best and stay healthy throughout the pregnancy.
What Spinal Changes?
Your body is able to expand to accommodate a growing baby because of a hormone called relaxin. This hormone helps relax muscles, tendons, and ligaments all over your body, not simply in your abdomen. The hormone can cause changes to your spine and other joints that can lead to pain. Hands-on chiropractic adjustments from the chiropractors at The Joint can help reduce pregnancy-related joint pain you can experience.
Help Control Blood Pressure
Some pregnant women struggle with high blood pressure when pregnant, which can be a very serious complication that can endanger your life and the life of your baby. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to help reduce blood pressure naturally, which makes it a great treatment to combine with visits to your obstetrician to help keep you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy.
If it's important for you to have a natural delivery, then chiropractic care can help you achieve those goals. Studies have shown chiropractic care to help reduce C-section births due to the baby being breech in the womb. A lot of women also report an easier birth after utilizing chiropractic care over the course of their pregnancy.
If you're pregnant and want to hear more about how chiropractic care can help you have a healthy and more comfortable pregnancy, then come into The Joint today to talk with a chiropractor! They can work with you to make your pregnancy more comfortable and your delivery better too!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.