Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy to support the baby. One is that the hormone relaxin is released and that relaxes the joints and eases labor and delivery. However, this can cause structural instability. Other sources of spinal misalignment and pain during pregnancy include:
- Carrying 25 to 30 pounds of extra weight.
- Weakened abdominal muscles.
- Accentuating the curve in your lower back.
Tieperman Health and Wellness is going to share a guide to chiropractic care during pregnancy and the benefits of chiropractic care during your pregnancy.
Reasons for Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
One midwife mentioned reasons she might recommend a visit to the chiropractor for pregnant women. One was if a woman is experiencing pain and discomfort or aches and pains. Another was that if your baby is malpositioned, a visit to the chiropractor could be beneficial. A third reason was just to feel better. Pregnancy is hard on women’s bodies, and even if you don’t have a specific complaint, an adjustment could help you feel better!
Specific Benefits of a Visit to the Chiropractor
As we said prior, an adjustment from the chiropractor is meant to create better functioning and stability of your spine, muscles, joints, and ligaments. One statistic states that 75% of women have noticed pain relief two to four days after a session.
A chiropractor focuses on the spinal cord and spinal nerves, which are part of the nervous system. The overall function of the nervous system can be improved through chiropractic care, which helps with nausea.
Repositioning the Baby
We mentioned earlier that women are advised to see a chiropractor when a baby is not positioned correctly. Here’s why. The baby might not have enough room or is breech. A chiropractor will work on pelvic alignment and the ligaments and muscles in the pelvic region to decrease constraint. This allows the baby to move into the right position.
Shorter Labor Times
It’s been shown that women who receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy experience 25 – 31% shorter labor times. Chiropractors believe this is due to better alignment in the pelvic region, which decreases constraint. Delivery is easier because of this.
If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant and have considered chiropractic care during your pregnancy, Tieperman Health and Wellness recommends you give it a try. We feel that the benefits can be a valuable investment during your pregnancy. Please contact our office and set up your consultation today.