Should Expecting Mothers See a Chiropractor?
It is no secret that pregnant women often have uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as nausea, back pain, and exhaustion. Even if you have not experienced pregnancy, you have likely heard stories about the ordeal of becoming a mother.
The female body undergoes various physiological and physical changes throughout pregnancy. This is done to provide optimal conditions for the developing fetus. Occasionally, these alterations only result in mild discomfort. Still, sometimes they put women at risk for more significant difficulties during labor and delivery, such as breech birth or the need for an emergency cesarean surgery. Chiropractors employ techniques that have been shown to alleviate some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy, leading to a more positive experience for both mother and child.
Here are five reasons why pregnant women may consider visiting a pregnancy chiropractor.
Lessening of the Symptom of Nausea
Nausea, also known as “morning sickness,” is one of the most common pregnancy symptoms and is most unpleasant and trying during the first trimester. Reducing nausea and vomiting with the help of a chiropractor is possible due to the realignment of the spine and the subsequent improvement in nervous system function. Your hormones will be in a better place to regulate your pregnancy, and you will no longer feel as nauseous in the morning.
In addition to relieving nausea, chiropractic therapy can help with other digestive concerns like heartburn and constipation.
Improved Effortlessness of Giving Birth
An easy delivery that does not last for hours is preferable to temporary labor marked by discomfort. Chiropractic care can help pregnant women maintain healthy nerve function and spinal alignment by realigning the pelvis, spine, and hips at regular intervals. Since your nerves regulate contractions and cervix dilation throughout labor and delivery, taking care of them can facilitate more rapid labor and more comfortable birth.
Prenatal chiropractic therapy can be beneficial for women who seek drug-free childbirth.
Effective Treatment for Back Ache
The body produces the hormone relaxin in preparation for labor and delivery, and it causes the ligaments and joints in the pelvic area to loosen and relax. As a result, some people may have instability and pain in their spines as the ligaments that support the spine reduce and become more brittle. Back pain during pregnancy is expected because of the hormone relaxin, which causes ligaments and joints to loosen and can be alleviated by regular chiropractic adjustments.
Postural issues brought on by a bigger tummy may also contribute to the ache in the back experienced by pregnant women. Some mothers may unknowingly round their backs as their babies grow, which can cause spinal misalignment and pain. Back discomfort can be alleviated by adjusting the patient’s posture and spinal curvature.
Put Your Baby in the Best Possible Position
When a baby is not in the position to be delivered head first, they are said to be in a breech position, and this can cause issues such as a prolapsed umbilical cord, a more challenging vaginal delivery, or even a cesarean surgery. When you get regular chiropractic adjustments while you are expecting, you can keep your pelvis in proper alignment, making it easier for your baby to progress into the optimal position for delivery. Achieve ideal placement and prevent breeching by scheduling regular chiropractic adjustments beginning in the eighth month of pregnancy.
Enhanced Maternal Health
Chiropractic care seeks to address and remove nerve blockages in the spinal column that may inhibit your organs and immune system from working optimally. The better your immune system is in the weeks leading up to delivery, the healthier your baby’s immune system will be. Your baby and your health benefit from chiropractic therapy throughout pregnancy, and you may find relief from some of the discomforts by visiting a pregnancy chiropractor regularly. The first moment you hold your newborn; all the distressing symptoms will magically disappear.
You can turn to Align Health Grapevine for prenatal chiropractic care to ensure a healthy pregnancy with minimal complications. Please call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our many chiropractic and prenatal services.