Chiropractic Care Is Good For Both Mom and Baby!
All mothers and mothers-to-be know that pregnancy is hard work! However, what you may not know that it’s also challenging on the baby too. Prenatal chiropractic care should be on every expectant mother’s healthcare plan to help them not only have a healthy pregnancy but also ensure the baby develops in a healthy environment.
Chiropractic care is all about the musculoskeletal and nervous system, helping re-establish balance and alignment, and ensuring there are no spinal misalignments interfering with the nervous system operating at 100%. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body and everything in it begin functioning for two. So, if there is a spinal misalignment interfering with the nervous system, there can be detrimental effects to not only the mother’s health and well-being but also the growing baby.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body will go through many physical and hormonal changes. As an expectant mother’s weight increases, her center of gravity will move outward as her posture compensates accordingly. Her ligaments will also become lax to prepare for the labor and delivery process. All of these changes can create stress on the nerve system. Routine chiropractic care will increasingly become more important throughout the pregnancy. Your chiropractor will utilize adjustments to help balance the mother’s pelvis and ensure the uterus is supported symmetrically to not only make the mother more comfortable but to also allow enough room for the baby to develop properly.
Chiropractic care is safe, gentle and effective for expectant mothers and is often considered a crucial aspect of the birth preparation. Besides helping the pregnant mother enjoy her pregnancy more, here are a few more benefits that come with routine chiropractic care throughout pregnancy:
- Help maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy
- Relieve pain in the back, neck, hips, and joints
- Helps control symptoms of nausea
- Reduce the length of time for labor and delivery
We utilize the Webster Technique here at Chiropractic First. This technique helps us turn breech babies by using traditional chiropractic adjustment with ligament mobilization. This technique has an 85% success rate of helping turn breech babies. When breech babies are turned, expectant mothers often notice less pressure, pain, and tension.
Chiropractic care not only helps mothers function better but also helps ensure babies are growing in a healthy environment! After pregnancy, be sure to come back in for postpartum care and bring your new baby in with you for his or her first chiropractic adjustment!
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