Chiropractic care during pregnancy should be an essential part of women’s pre-natal care. Currently, chiropractic care is not traditionally thought of being included in most women’s pre-natal care plan. However, we have begun to see an increase in the medical community referring to chiropractors for the management of not only back pain but to ensure an easier birthing process. Here’s why…
There are an overwhelming number of women that have gone through or going through pregnancy that experience low back pain. Pre-existing postural and mechanical imbalances that you had before pregnancy are likely to be overtaxed and heightened during the pregnancy process. This is mostly due to the rapid growth of the baby and your body’s normal structural adaptations not keeping up, not to mention the biochemical changes that occur that cause ligament laxity. Chiropractic care before and during pregnancy can help to relieve and prevent the common musculoskeletal disorders associated with pregnancy. With proper spinal and pelvic alignment through chiropractic care you will be able to experience greater comforts and lifestyle improvements.
Pre-Natal Care For The Baby
Regular pre-natal chiropractic care appointments can help increase comfort for the baby as well! As your baby develops, greater stress is placed on the uterus and the ligaments suspending the uterus, this is known as uterine constraint. If your pelvis and sacrum are out of balance in any way, the ligaments suspending the uterus are torqued and twisted in a way that puts constraint in the uterus thus preventing the developing baby from getting into the optimal position for an easier birth. Read the rest of this entry →