How does chiropractic benefit both the pregnant mother and baby?
The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned ensures that the mother’s nerve system is functioning optimally, coordinating and organizing the millions of changes that occur during the 9 months of pregnancy.
Some of the obvious physical changes that may affect the mother’s spine include:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Changes in ligaments and other tissues
- Postural adaptations
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another benefit of 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.
What are some other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labour and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Prevent a potential caesarean section
At Pure-health we are invested in the wellness of our pregnant patients and their babies.
We have specially designed table accessories to ensure the comfort of pregnant women and allow them to relax on the table without pressure on the abdomen.
Specialized techniques are used depending on the progression of the pregnancy, the condition of the mother’s spine and pelvic joints and the comfort level of the mother.
As chiropractors who are versed in the needs of women who are pregnant, we will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy and compliment any adjustments made to your spine.
Chiropractic kept me feeling my best and pain free throughout all the cycles of pregnancy. It helped me o stay active and enjoy a healthy pregnancy, labor and birth. I wouldn’t “do pregnancy” without it!L.S.