Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
In my experience as a doctor of chiropractic, I’ve come to realize that many expecting mothers are unaware of the benefits of chiropractic care can offer throughout their pregnancy. Ask any pregnant women, and they will agree that their body is changing dramatically in a relatively short amount of time. Not only are they carrying extra weight from the baby, but they are producing specific hormones that change the anatomy of their muscles and ligaments throughout their body.
The most common ailments we see from the pregnant mother is back pain and pubic bone pain often starting in early of the second trimester. Both of these conditions can be treated safely and effectively by chiropractic, just check out this 2015 paper highlighting this fact. Click here.
Establishing 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. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.
Receiving chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy can help ensure that the expectant mother’s pelvic bones are properly aligned, facilitating a quicker, easier delivery. In another study, women receiving chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 31% shorter labor times and 24% fewer cesarean deliveries than the group not receiving chiropractic care.
We use a combination of gentle, safe methods and specialized equipment to help make the adjustment process easy and painless. We may also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy and complement any adjustments made to your spine. We typically see pregnant women as earlier as the first trimester and right up to delivery – it is never too late to get started!
If you, a friend, or a family member could benefit from chiropractic care contact us at 817-259-1300 or click here.Tags: Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Services, Pregnancy