Health Benefits of Chiropractic during Your Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include.

  • • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerve and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, especially of the spine which reduces spinal nerve stress and therefore promotes health throughout the body.

Chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for most chiropractors.

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following changes could result in misaligned spine or joints.

  • • Protruding abdomen and increased back pain
  • • Pelvic changes
  • • Postural adaptations

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 the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections.

The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.