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Chiropractic Care Benefits for Expectant Mothers

By Sara Butler

There's a lot going on when you’re expecting a new baby. Not only do you have a lot to plan for, but you have to contend with the myriad of ways your body will change over the course of 40 weeks. While you’re going through these changes they may seem slow, but the truth is a pregnancy and its changes happen over a relatively short period of time. If you’re expecting a baby, here are some of the most important benefits chiropractic care can have for you!

Back Pain Relief

As your uterus expands to house your growing baby, you’re bound to experience side effects caused by all that added weight and strain. The weight of the baby, along with the uterus and all the fluid within it, can throw off your center of gravity, causing aches and pains in your lower back, most likely due to misalignments from the stress and strain. A chiropractor can help eliminate these subluxations and hopefully help to relieve any lower back pain you may experience.

Restoring Balance to Your Body

Your body is made to grow and carry a baby, but that doesn’t mean it can’t use a little help, especially when it comes to coordination. Many pregnant women complain that they become clumsier as their pregnancy progresses – and chiropractic care may be able to help with that! Chiropractic care for pregnant women focuses on the restoration of balance to your body, hopefully increasing balance while decreasing your risk for injury or accidents.

Reduce Anxiety

Pregnancy is not a worry-free experience for a lot of women. You can be perfectly healthy but the flood of hormones you experience while pregnant can be the cause of quite a bit of anxiety. That, coupled with an increase in physical discomfort, can trigger lots of stress and anxiety -- but chiropractic can help. The spinal manipulations performed by your chiropractor can help to regulate the production of hormones in your body, which might just help you to relax and enjoy your pregnancy just a little bit more!

Chiropractic care can help at any stage of pregnancy, from the first trimester to the last and even beyond to include the postpartum period. In fact, you should see your chiropractor after you’ve had a baby to make sure your joints are back in alignment as your pregnancy hormones decrease. If you are pregnant and have questions about chiropractic care, come into The Joint Chiropractic today to get some answers!

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