Bringing a baby into this world is a wonderful and special experience. But physical, and physiological changes are inevitable parts of the pregnancy package. You may feel aches, pains, and nausea you’ve never experienced before, disrupting sleep patterns and day-to-day living.
Receiving chiropractic treatments during pregnancy doesn’t just help you reduce back pain, chiro can also help in several other beneficial ways from reducing labor and delivery time to a shorter recovery period.
Below, we’ll go through the benefits of seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy and how chiropractic care can positively affect both and your baby.
Is Chiropractic During Pregnancy Safe?
This is the first question we get asked by new or expectant mothers. Chiropractors are highly qualified specialists trained to treat pregnant women. We use adjustable tables that are specifically designed to promote comfort and safety for pregnant women to receive treatment. Chiropractic care’s safety record has contributed to making it one of the most popular and sought after prenatal treatments.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help During Pregnancy?
Relief From Back Pain
Chiropractic treatment largely revolves around treating subluxations which as we’ve said puts pressure on the spine and affects the nerve communication between your brain and body.
According to the NCBI (National Centre For Biotechnology & Information), “75% of pregnant patients who received chiropractic care during their pregnancies stated that they found relief from pain.”
Nausea (aka morning sickness) is one of the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy. A growing baby can cause stress on the spine causing subluxations – small spinal dislocations – which affect the entire nervous system and can increase the frequency and severity of morning sickness.
A trained chiropractor will treat these issues with gentle spinal adjustments, taking the pressure off your spine to improve nervous system function, reducing vomiting and pain.
Improved Emotional Health
Intense pain and fears of bodily changes not only affect the physical body but can also take an emotional toll. Continuous pain often leads to stress which is harmful to both mother and baby.
Chiropractic adjustments can reduce this pain and subsequently reduce anxiety, stress, and lead to improved emotional well-being.
Easier Labour & Delivery
Receiving regular chiropractic visits can reduce the duration of labor and delivery time by aligning the pelvic, spine, and hips. Prolonged periods of back pain during pregnancy is linked to longer labor times.
In fact, “women who seek chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy have, on average, 31% shorter labor times”, according to the NCBI.
Better Baby Positioning
The safest position for a baby to come out is headfirst. When the mother’s pelvis is misaligned, the baby’s environment can be restricted, which increases the chances of higher risk breech delivery or cesarean (c-section) delivery.
Chiropractic care helps realign the pelvis and spine during the later months of pregnancy to increase the chances of a healthy and natural head first birth.
Overall Healthier Pregnancy
One of the goals of chiropractic treatments is to reduce pressure on the spine so the nervous and immune systems can perform their best. The stronger your organs and systems perform, the healthier your baby’s will as well.
Chiropractic care can improve your overall well-being and health to help you have a safe, healthy, and comfortable pregnancy.
Carrying a baby inside you puts a lot of strain and stress on your back. But the delivery process itself can cause your spine, hips, and pelvis to go out of alignment, causing pain and discomfort every time you bend down to pick your baby up or
Are You & Your Baby Ready For Chiropractic Care?
If you or someone you know is pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant soon, chiropractic care may help both mother and baby through this period of intense physical and physiological change.
As pregnancy changes the shape and size of the pelvis and puts pressure on the back, this could cause lasting damage if not properly addressed. With regular adjustments to the spine, hips, pelvis, and other trigger areas, a chiropractor can help you manage the changes your body is going through.
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If you are experiencing back, neck, shoulder, hip pain, or headaches and require chiropractic care, Daye Chiropractic is here to help. We offer affordable and quality care and adhere to strict cleaning, sanitization, and social distancing practices.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our trained chiropractors, submit a form on our website or call us today on 204-817-2181 to speak to one of our friendly staff.