Pregnancy is often one of the happiest times in a family’s life. However, due to the nature of growing a child within your womb, the body also undergoes several significant physical changes. The body’s ability to foster life comes with compromises to a mother’s body which can cause discomfort and pain in the back and neck. Additionally, since the fetus is vulnerable to many medications, mothers are often hesitant to take medication to alleviate their discomfort.
Chiropractic appointments can be a solution to your back health during pregnancy since there are no contraindications for chiropractic care during pregnancy. This means that chiropractic care should always be considered an option for expectant mothers to support their health and overall comfort throughout their pregnancy.
The changes that occur during pregnancy can often lead to several issues that affect your back health. Some of these changes lead to pelvic misalignments, spinal compensation for a protruding abdomen, and poor posture changes.
The pelvis can often become misaligned during pregnancy which can, unfortunately, be uncomfortable for the mother and reduce the available space for the baby. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the pelvis in order to alleviate pain and restore the size of the womb for the fetus as well as help during the baby’s delivery.
There are several benefits of receiving chiropractic care for the duration of your pregnancy, and even after your baby has been born.
Chiropractic care can:
Reduce the effects of morning sickness
Relieve pain associated with pregnancy in your neck and back
Help prevent a Cesarean
Reduce the amount of time in labor and delivery
Have a healthier overall pregnancy
Reduce a mother’s recovery time
A newborn baby undergoes stress during birth. The newborn spine can be out of alignment in many ways, which can lead to a variety of disorders, including breastfeeding difficulties, colic, asthma, digestive problems, and even behavioral abnormalities.
Pediatric chiropractic can enhance every process that helps a newborn turn its head during feedings, properly digest food, and boost immune system activity.
The risk of disease and other illnesses typical in infants that arise from the trauma of delivery will be reduced if babies' misaligned and stressed spines are corrected. The baby will be stronger and healthier since their immune systems will be at their best.