A mother goes through a lot of hormonal and physical changes in the body during her pregnancy. Most of the changes affect her body posture and level of comfort. With the gradual growth of the baby, the center of gravity shifts and the body adjusts to the new changes accordingly. These physical and hormonal changes sometimes lead to misalignment of the spine and/or joints in the body.
Visiting a chiropractor regularly during the pregnancy phase can help pregnant women address their body issues at an early stage. Moreover, chiropractic adjustments will help re-establish a woman’s balance and correct the misalignment in her pelvis and spine. Chiropractic care is beneficial for the baby as well.
Many studies have revealed that about 60 to 70 percent of pregnant women have experienced relief from back pain and other musculoskeletal issues thanks to seeing a chiropractor.
Chiropractic care is very beneficial for pregnant mothers but it’s not recommended in situations where the woman is experiencing:
• vaginal bleeding
• placenta previa or placental abruption
• ectopic pregnancy
• moderate to severe toxemia
Chiropractic care for most pregnant women can help in many ways…
Correcting The Pelvic Alignment:
Experts recommend women make regular visits to receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy. The gradual growth of the baby might lead to pelvic misalignment and can make it difficult for the baby to be in its proper position. Getting proper chiropractic care treatment helps them to re-establish the pelvic balance and optimize the proper space for the baby to grow. Moreover, regular visits will help in maintaining the pelvic alignment throughout the pregnancy phase.
Getting Relief From Lower Back Pain:
Pregnant women generally experience severe pain in the lower back. The pain increases when the baby starts growing and the body’s structure starts changing to make space for the baby. These physical changes in the posture cause tension in the spine and muscles of the lower back. Getting regular chiropractic treatment during pregnancy will help correct the misalignment of the spine and alleviate the muscle tension that causes pain. Visiting a chiropractor and getting proper treatment for lower back pain is far better than taking medicines during pregnancy.
Alleviating Hip Pain And Discomfort:
During the second and third trimester, it becomes really difficult for pregnant mothers to carry on with daily tasks. With their change in posture, the hips tighten up and even walking becomes a challenge. Chiropractic adjustments will help maintain the fluidity of hip joints and make walking, sitting, and standing very comfortable without causing any tension or pain in the muscles.
Shortening Labor And Delivery Pain:
Generally, labor pain lasts for about 18 hours and it includes immense and intense pain. Due to this, most pregnant women seek different ways to shorten their labor and have a smooth delivery of the baby. A pregnant woman under chiropractic care can expect to have a shorter labor time than other mothers since her body is in proper alignment and the baby is in the correct position for a natural birth.
Along with the aforementioned advantages, a regular visit to the chiropractor during pregnancy can improve the functioning of the nervous system. Moreover, the need for Cesarean delivery or other medical interventions is also reduced. Chiropractic care is really helpful in enhancing the quality of a woman’s life if she has decided to conceive and/or is currently pregnant… and even after she has delivered the baby.