Chiropractic Help for Morning Sickness
By Sara Butler
Morning sickness can take the wind out of your pregnant sails quickly. For many women, it's is one of the toughest parts of pregnancy to get through. Rest assured that morning sickness doesn't have to be something you simply try to get through. There is something you can do about it -- with the help of the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.
Morning Sickness - What's the Deal?
The good news is that morning sickness lets you know that things are chugging along in your pregnancy as they should be. The uptick in hormone levels is what causes you to feel so sick in the early months of pregnancy, but those hormones are what is helping to keep your baby growing and strong. But just because it's something natural that occurs in the pregnancies of many women, it doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to help reduce its impact on the first few months of pregnancy.
One way to address morning sickness in pregnancy is through your diet. As your hormone levels rise and your cravings and appetite increase, reach for foods that are healthy. You may be tempted to go for fatty, sugary comfort foods, but you'll do best if you eat plenty of lean protein, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables, and drink plenty of water. This will help your body to work optimally and hopefully help you not feel so sick all the time!
See the Chiropractor
Seeing the chiropractor for morning sickness may not be the first thing you think of, but it should be. That's because your chiropractor can help your body to work as it should by reducing the amount of joint dysfunction and restriction your body is experiencing.
What does joint restriction and dysfunction have to do with morning sickness? Chiropractic care focuses on your central nervous system -- the brain and spinal cord. This system controls every function of your body. If you can remove the dysfunctions and restrictions present in the joints throughout the body, then you help your central nervous system to communicate unimpeded with the rest of your body. That means fewer symptoms and faster healing -- which can translate into less morning sickness for you!
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it's not without its rough patches. Let the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic be your partner in health and wellness throughout your pregnancy and beyond!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.