4 Reasons to Seek Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can be a great help to the expectant mother. Chiropractic is a drug-free, effective, and safe treatment for both mom and baby.
Reduces lower back and hip pain naturally
Most pregnant women will experience lower back pain. As your pregnancy progresses, postural changes occur and put pressure on the spine and pelvic joints. These joints can become misaligned, irritated, and painful. Chiropractors perform safe, gentle adjustments to realign the pelvis and bring about lower back pain relief for our pregnant patients.
Promotes proper pelvic alignment to improve fetal positioning
The baby changes position in the uterus throughout pregnancy. A misaligned pelvis makes it difficult for the baby to, naturally, attain necessary movement. Chiropractic treatment aims to keep the pelvis aligned and the sacroiliac joints moving freely so the baby can achieve optimal position during pregnancy and, especially at the time of delivery. Studies show pregnant women having chiropractic care during their pregnancy have faster and easier deliveries.
Improve ability to perform daily activities
When the expectant mother is free of pain, her ability to perform daily activities improves. When a pregnant woman is free of pain, she's able to sleep and rest optimally, be more comfortable at work and handle home chores more easily. The mother will also not need to take pain medications that may have damaging side effects.
Eliminate lower back pain post-delivery
Many women experience lower back pain well after they have delivered their baby. This is due to the pelvis being misaligned and irritated sacroiliac joints creating ongoing, chronic pain. Chiropractic evaluation commonly will reveal a condition that can be resolved with chiropractic adjustments.
We encourage you to seek chiropractic care during your pregnancy to manage pain so that you can enjoy your pregnancy!