As the body changes both physically and physiologically with pregnancy, discomforts may arise. The pelvis widens, the spine compresses, and one’s posture begins to curve, to compensate for the growing fetus. These changes often bring aches and pains. In addition, many women experience challenges with their hips, knees, ankles, and back due to pregnancy demands. Receiving routine chiropractic treatment during pregnancy can help continued alignment of the spine and maintain pelvic balance, thereby reducing discomforts.
Chiropractic care introduced from the beginning of pregnancy can have a multitude of benefits, such as maintaining a healthier pregnancy, preventing symptoms of nausea, reducing labor/delivery time, relieving back/joint pain, or possibly preventing c-section through ideal pelvic positioning.
Studies have supported that chiropractic care especially during the third trimester, can potentially reduce the amount of necessary painkillers during delivery.
Many new moms report an overall sense of emotional wellbeing under care, which can translate into a more comfortable, positive prenatal and postnatal experience.
Chiropractic Benefits After Delivery
Many women experience serious and lingering pain in the shoulders following pregnancy that stems from months of abnormal or adaptive spinal curvature. The pain often extends from the shoulders down to the lower back.
Subluxations and misalignments that are caused by curved posture during pregnancy don’t “pop” back into place following birth. In many cases, women are living with subluxations following pregnancy that go undetected. Some women live in pain for years without realizing that a spinal misalignment that occurred during pregnancy is actually to blame. The good news is that one of the most common causes of post-pregnancy pain is also one of the easiest to treat.
There’s no deadline to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care! In fact, many women find that they are able to finally get the healing they never got following birth, years down the road.
If you’re a new mom, make pre and postnatal health a priority by booking a chiropractic appointment with us.