Pregnancy and Chiropractic

The benefits of Chiropractic during pregnancy

 Pregnancy can certainly take its toll on a woman’s body. It is not uncommon for women to develop neck and back pain during a pregnancy. These pains are usually attributed to extra weight gains that end up pulling their body forward, which loads the spine more as the baby grows.  This causes the back and spine to curve more than usual often leading to pain. Some women may not experience painful symptoms during their pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have a long term effect on their physical health. That is why it is a helpful for pregnant women to see a Chiropractor during their pregnancy. Some women believe it is may not be safe for the fetus when you see a Chiropractor, but this is a myth. A Chiropractor poses no health risks to a woman or her baby.

A Chiropractor will be able to help a pregnant woman improve the alignment and maintain the mobility of her pelvis and spine during her pregnancy. This will help treat the back pains of pregnancy and minimize future back problems. This improved function of the spine will increase the chances of the baby assuming the right birthing position.

The whole experience of pregnancy and delivery can be more comfortable process for women.  If a woman makes regularly scheduled visits to a Chiropractor, then her nervous system will be stimulated and her reproductive organs will function properly. If she keeps up these regular visits to her Chiropractor, then her labor and delivery tend to be faster and less strenuous. This is the reason why the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has recommended that pregnant women should always get chiropractic care. Many doctors and nurses who care for women during pregnancy will recommend a chiropractor to them knowing the benefits of seeing one.

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