Is It OK to See a Chiropractor If I’m Pregnant?

Pregnancy carries with it a handful of worries, leaving expectant mothers wondering what they can and cannot do. While carrying a child calls for caution in the way you live your life, you don’t have to worry about chiropractic care. Many chiropractors have special training that allows them to work with pregnant women, ensuring it is done safely and in the most beneficial way. The following are some ways it could benefit you during your pregnancy.

 Keeping Symptoms Under Control

There are a lot of uncomfortable symptoms that come with pregnancy, and regular chiropractic care has been shown to alleviate that for some women. Whether you’ve been feeling nauseous or sore, have pinched muscles or pinched nerves, a sore neck or a throbbing back, a chiropractor may be able to help control those issues.

 Improving Posture

Carrying a baby can understandably destroy a woman’s posture. That’s a lot of extra weight to carry around and some women develop an unnatural curve to their backs. Not only does this make the abdomen continue to protrude postpartum, it can cause real pain in the back and neck. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve women’s posture, both during and after pregnancy. It can alleviate the stress the extra weight puts on the back and neck, allowing women to painlessly stand straighter.

 Realigning the Pelvis

When a woman gets pregnant, the pelvis can shift and become unbalanced. When it’s not in line, there are a couple things that can occur. First, the baby won’t have as much room to develop. Second, there’s a greater chance the baby will be breech. Chiropractic adjustments can realign the pelvis, reducing pain and giving the baby that extra space needed to grow correctly.

 Reducing Labor Time

Chiropractic care is all about the nervous system. If the nervous system is in good condition, the entire body should be in good condition. Chiropractics during pregnancy can help the body prepare for labor and delivery, often shortening the amount of time it takes to give birth, simply because the body is more prepared for the trauma.

Getting in Touch With a Chiropractor

If you or a loved one are pregnant, you may want to look into chiropractic care. There are many benefits to receiving adjustments while expecting a child, and when mom is in the best of health, she is better prepared to care for her little one. Contact a chiropractor today with any questions or to set up an appointment.

 

Resources:

Wikipedia, Chiropractic Care

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