Why Pregnant Women Need Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
Pregnancy is one of the most incredible times in a woman’s life, but it’s also a time in which you have to put a lot of focus on your health and wellness. Your body is constantly changing (and expanding!) and you’re trying to prepare yourself for the birth of your little bundle. Pregnant women can find a lot of benefits from chiropractic care, and here’s why!
Ideal Function for an Ideal Birth Experience
When you work with a chiropractor during your pregnancy to keep your spine healthy, you are ensuring your entire nervous system is healthy too. This means it is functioning as it should without interference, which helps to balance your entire body. This way, you’re preparing your body to work as effectively as possible when it really matters during labor and delivery.
Relief from Pain
Pregnancy isn’t all puppy dogs and rainbows – it can actually be quite uncomfortable! And while there’s no question all the aches and pains you go through are worth it, it can make for a very uncomfortable few months. The good news is you don’t have to just grin and bear it, you can see your chiropractor to help you and your body adapt to the changes and hopefully reduce the pain and discomfort you experience.
Stay in Alignment
Spinal alignment is important, but for pregnant women, the alignment of the pelvis is just as important. This is because a misaligned pelvis can limit the space your baby has to grow and development. It’s also important because having a pelvis that is aligned will help your posture throughout your pregnancy, so you can avoid preventable body aches!
Benefits for Delivery
Of course, the ultimate goal of pregnancy is to give birth to a healthy baby, and as the mother you want that process to be as smooth and speedy as possible. Chiropractic can help make your delivery a bit easier by ensuring your pelvis is in proper alignment for the baby to get into the best birth position. Many people have found their deliveries seem faster and more natural without excessive intervention with the help of chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy.
If you are pregnant, it’s never too early or too late to see a chiropractor. Even after delivery, the chiropractor can help you recover properly so you can be at your best for your newborn baby. If you have questions or concerns about chiropractic during pregnancy, discuss it with your chiropractor during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic.