Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a beautiful, wonderful thing, but it is very hard on the body. Weight is gained very rapidly in the abdomen, which places a lot of pressure on the lower back, pelvis, hips and legs. For that reason, many women experience moderate the severe lower back pain, increased curvature of the spine and a forward tilted pelvis.
Chiropractic care can help with lower back pain and spinal misalignments and pelvic tilt due to rapidly increasing weight in your abdomen. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore posture and reduce the amount of curvature in the spine, which reduces lower back pain.
When the pelvis is excessively tilted, it can result in less room for your baby to move and grow. It can also prevent the baby from moving into a head-down position in the eight month of pregnancy and increase the risk for a breech birth. Chiropractic adjustments throughout the course of your pregnancy can help keep back pain to a minimum and make for a much smoother pregnancy. They can also decrease pelvic tilt, which gives your baby more room in your uterus to move and grow.
In the eighth month of pregnancy, receiving chiropractic adjustments can help your baby move into a head down position, which helps with a natural birth and reduces the chances of needing medical intervention, during your delivery.
Chiropractic Care Is Safe and Effective
Chiropractic care is completely safe for all stages of pregnancy from pre-conception to post-delivery. Prior to pregnancy, receiving regular chiropractic adjustments can help prepare the uterus and pelvis for conception and pregnancy by restoring the proper alignment of the spine, pelvis and hips and reducing the stress and tension of ligaments and soft tissues.
After pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments can help restore and maintain the proper alignment of the spine and decrease healing time. It also helps reduce pain associated with lifting and carrying your baby throughout the day.
Infant Chiropractic Care
It is also safe to bring your infant in for chiropractic adjustments soon after birth. The very act of giving birth can cause minor misalignments in your baby’s spine. These misalignments can facilitate colic, prevent your baby from sleeping during the night and cause mild discomfort, which can lead to fussiness. By ensuring your new baby’s spine is in proper alignment, the chance for colic is reduced, and infants sleep better through the night.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also offer massage therapy and acupuncture, which can also help decrease pain and promote a healthy pregnancy.
To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 732-662-2525.