Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be the source of significant pain. Conditions like back pain and migraine can make it difficult to sleep and can affect your quality of life. And since you want to protect your baby, you don’t want to use drugs if you can avoid them.
As a new mom, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to ensure that your pregnancy is healthy. Chiropractic care can help you to experience a healthy pregnancy and a better birth. As your Tucson Pregnancy Chiropractor, I’ll show you how! Your chiropractor focuses on maintaining optimal health naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. Rather than treating the symptoms of a disease, chiropractic helps the body help itself by allowing the nervous system to work at it’s best. It will relieve pain and help support the body’s immune system and maintain good health. From children to adults, it’s beneficial for all people of any age or health situation.
For pregnant women, Chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis can help to ensure a more pleasant and healthier pregnancy, labor and childbirth by proper functioning of the reproductive organs and hormone levels. For any pregnant mother, ensuring that your baby gets a healthy start in life is and should be one of your biggest priorities. Choosing a natural health care without the use of drugs or surgery during pregnancy is usually advisable as many medications can harm the growing fetus. There are many chiropractors trained in special adjustment techniques specifically for pregnant women. The Webster technique is a common chiropractic technique to balance the pelvis and relieve intrauterine constraint. The following are ways in which chiropractic protects pregnancy;
1. Back pain relief
Back pain is very common among pregnant women. Weight gain, posture changes as a result of weight gain, hormone changes, muscle separation and even stress but more importantly, the growth of the fetus causes a lot of strain on the back. This eventually lead to the pain most pregnant moms are suffering with. Chiropractic adjustments can help to correct posture problems as well as help the spine maintain its normal posture.
2. Alleviate pregnancy symptoms
Pregnancy can sometimes prove to be difficult especially in the first trimester where the symptoms usually hit hard. These symptoms including nausea and vomiting can be relieved a bit by chiropractic care. However, this does not usually work for all women, but it is still one way of soothing the morning sickness symptoms. In some cases, nausea and vomiting can in part be caused by nerves pinched by out-of-place vertebrae and an adjustment will help rectify the problem.
3. A healthy mother means a healthy baby
The main purpose of chiropractic care is allowing the body to heal itself by removing nervous system interference. Spinal nerves travel to every part of the body, including the baby. During pregnancy, the nervous system and the immune system of both the mother and the growing baby are intimately connected. Chiropractic care helps to keep the immune system healthy for both of them.
4. Ensures better positioning for the baby
Chiropractic care helps in positioning the baby correctly for birth. Posterior, sideways or breach are positions that are not ideal for labor and birth and can happen if the hips and lower spine are out of place. Chiropractic adjustments can help the baby get into proper position by making sure that the vertebrae are in place.
5. Easy labor and birth
Chiropractic adjustments assist in shortening labor and making the birth process easier. Balancing the pelvis releases torsion on the uterus allowing more room for baby to move. It has been shown to reduce labor times by 25-30% in some studies.
Chiropractic is based on the fact that your body has the ability to heal itself. Your body heals itself, it maintains itself, and you never really need to think about it ever. The nervous system controls every function in your body so, of course, you’ll want to make sure it is functioning well. Chiropractors accomplish that for you during your pregnancy. With gentle adjustments, you will feel better, function better and be healthier in the long run…
Chiropractic does more than treat pain, it enables you to maintain optimal wellness in this crucial time. A doctor of chiropractic can help you develop a nutrition and exercise program to improve the health of you and your baby. Plus, studies show that chiropractic adjustments reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones, boost immunity, and more. To find out more about the benefits of chiropractic during your pregnancy, call our office today at (973)759-3020.