What IS Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic Care involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, especially of the spine, which reduces spinal nerve stress and therefore promotes health throughout the body. It is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery.
How does your body change during Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, there are several changes that occur in your body in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby & birth. Some of those changes could result in a misaligned spine or joints.
Establishing a good pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions (also known as sunny side up) can interfere with labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, there are no known contraindications to chiropractic treatment during pregnancy. In fact, Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to be safe and beneficial for both mother and baby. As pregnancy progresses there is an increase in circulating hormones, which cause your muscles and ligaments to relax in preparation for the growth your body is experiencing.
Some chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training. Some of those specific trainings and certifications are listed below:
What are the benefits of Chiropractor Care during Pregnancy?
Clinical studies (such as this one) have shown that there are many benefits to receiving chiropractic care before, during and after pregnancy. The results of these studies show that women who receive chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy:
Other potential benefits include (but are not limited to):
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