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4 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Expectant Mothers

By Brandi Swieter

Pregnancy wreaks havoc on the body, causing restrictions, severe discomfort, and a slew of uncontrollable symptoms. Many moms-to-be suffer through the discomfort and expect to return to normal after the baby is born. With some help from a chiropractor, much of the unpleasantness that comes with carrying a child can actually be eliminated. There are four benefits of chiropractic care for expectant mothers.

Establishing Pelvic Balance

A growing baby bump and child within puts a lot of added stress on the pelvic region. If it gets subluxated (often called misaligned or restricted), it can make it difficult for the baby to get into the ideal position for birth. Visiting the chiropractor ensures that pelvic balance gets established. The area will be realigned so no intrauterine constraint is experienced that leaves no room for the baby. He or she will have plenty of space to move and grow.

Reducing Nausea

Most pregnant mothers experience some form of nausea during their gestation. While it is commonly caused by the excess hormones coursing through the body, other factors can come into play that make the symptom considerably worse than usual. Added stress can even lead to higher incidents of vomiting, as the body has a physical reaction to the anxieties of life. Chiropractic care can help to reduce stress, thereby reducing some cases of nausea in pregnancy.

Relieving Back Pain

Chiropractors are often known for relieving pain felt in the back. This is a common area to experience discomfort, as any twisting, bending, or lifting can cause problems if done incorrectly or with poor posture. Pregnancy is another common reason for experiencing back pain, as there is more weight placed on the back and hips during this time. The doctor of chiropractic can relieve this pain and tension and help to make the extra weight more bearable for the remainder of the pregnancy.

Tips on Safe Stretches

A doctor of chiropractic offers a list of safe stretches and exercises to pregnant patients. He will warn them which moves should get avoided during this timeframe and which work well to help stretch the ligaments and reduce pain. Expectant mothers can exercise and stretch during pregnancy as often as they see fit, as long as safe options are being utilized.

No known side effects come from seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy. In fact, all doctors of chiropractic get trained to work with pregnant mothers so they can help these women through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Visit The Joint Chiropractic to receive a consultation and see how the doctor can help you during your pregnancy. With extended hours and being open on the weekend, and a policy that doesn't including appointments or insurance, any time is convenient to drop in.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.


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