Women who are pregnant are more vulnerable to back injuries, general tightness, neck stiffness and other sprains, strains, and discomforts. This is because a woman’s body must undergo multiple and complex changes in order to be prepared to deliver a healthy full-term baby during the birth process. Prenatal Chiropractic care is an excellent way to address these complaints.
It is imperative that a mother-to-be take extra care of her body in all aspects of her life. This includes getting the proper rest, eating a nutritious diet, and getting regular exercise doing activities that are doctor approved.
An excellent way to get that exercise is to consider prenatal chiropractic treatments.
Why Is Chiropractic Care Recommended for Expecting Women?
As a woman’s body goes through the complex hormonal and other body system changes, she will begin to notice an expanding abdomen, pressure on the lower back, and other changes throughout the pregnancy.
As the baby grows, the mother will feel more pressure and more aches and pains. In later stages of pregnancy, the mom may begin to feel a little unbalanced. This puts a strain on the body especially the spine, neck, and lower back regions.
Since moms-to-be should not take any medications unless cleared with the doctor and should also avoid drinking alcohol, prenatal chiropractic care is designed to relieve these body aches and determine where the body is out of alignment.
Prenatal chiropractic care sessions will be personalized to suit each unique mother and her growing baby. These precise, gentle, and careful adjustments seek to relieve the strain on the body using only natural therapies and treatments deemed safe for mom and baby.
Chiropractic Manipulations Can Improve Balance of Spine & Pelvis
The gentle manipulations that a skilled chiropractor can perform are designed to improve the overall balance of the core strength areas that include the balance between the spine and the pelvis.
It is important for pregnant women to pay attention to what her body is telling her. It is very common for women to feel aches and pains as the pregnancy progresses. Having the core body areas balanced often helps to reduce those undesirable symptoms like pain and joint stiffness.
Prenatal Chiropractic Treatments Help Increase Flexibility
As every woman knows after she has undergone childbirth at least once, it requires a bit of flexibility to stay stretched and in good form. Chiropractic manipulations can help to improve overall body flexibility which will be a huge advantage during the childbirth process itself.
Chiropractic Treatments May Be Helpful in Certain Situations
Since holistic and functional methods of medicine and healthcare treat the entire body, prenatal chiropractic care treatments may be helpful with some of the more common problems that pregnant ladies may develop.
These conditions and symptoms prenatal chiropractic care may help include:
- Might Ease Morning Nausea
- May Relieve Back, Neck, Hip & More Pain
- Helps to Maintain Spine & Core Body Alignment & Balance
- Leg Cramps
- Swelling in Lower Legs/Feet
- May Lesson Headaches & Migraines Naturally
- Can Soothe & Ease Body Aches & Muscle/Joint Stiffness
- Might Decrease or Lesson Intensity of Braxton Hicks Contractions Later in Pregnancy
- Can Improve Overall Posture
- May Help Insomnia
- May Lesson Heartburn
- Reduces Anxiety & Body Tension
Dr. Jeffrey Robinson DC is a Holistic Doctor and Chiropractor. Utilizing Applied Kinesiology with Integrative nutritional medicine and a good clinical history has helped him to provide a wide scope of care and diagnosis to numerous health conditions. Contact Dr. Robsinon at AZ Multicare to begin your prenatal chiropractic care experience.