The benefits of chiropractic care are seemingly endless for almost everyone who suffers from pain or discomfort in any aspect of their lives. But what about chiropractic care during, and after, pregnancy?
There are many physiological and endocrinological changes that occur during pregnancy, including protruding abdomen and increased back curve, pelvic changes, postural adaptations. Some benefits include:
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy overall
According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), women who receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy help to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy. This results in babies with a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.
After a baby is born, chiropractic care can still bring great benefits to the mother! Beyond assisting the body is its effort to return to it’s pre-pregnancy state, chiropractic care can help address issues like:
- Hip alignment
- Lower back pain
- Birth recovery
- Sciatic joint problems
- Postnatal aches and pains
At Perfect Health Chiropractic, we are trained and certified to practice on pregnant women, as well as those in the postnatal stage. Reach out to make your appointment, and feel better today!