Chiropractic for Pregnancy!
We know that chiropractic care is fantastic for people of all ages, but what about for women during pregnancy?
Yes - it is safe and highly recommended!
As the body goes through a number of physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy, there are many discomforting symptoms, including increased stress on the spine as the baby grows, improper posture, and increases in spinal misalignments.
Chiropractic care helps to ease many of these discomforting symptoms and conditions experienced throughout pregnancy and can be slightly modified to make things more comfortable. Special tables can be used to adjust the pregnant patient’s body during special circumstances and skilled chiropractors are very cautious of not applying unneeded pressure on the body.
Here’s 3 reasons why Chiropractic Care is excellent to get during your pregnancy!
1. Helps with Nausea
Morning sickness or nausea is one of the most common occurrences during pregnancy, but can last several months of the pregnancy for many women. It can be especially difficult to bear in the first trimester of the pregnancy. Chiropractic care is very useful and practical in alleviating these symptoms of nausea and morning sickness. Chiropractic care is meant to carefully realign your spine to enhance the function of your Central Nervous System, which will ensure better hormone regulation and ease the severity of nausea.
The better your Central Nervous System operates, the less nausea you will have.
2. Helps Relieve Back Pain
As we mentioned before, pregnancy brings with it a number of physical and hormonal changes, including increased back pain from new postural imbalances and increased stress on the spine.
The added weight of the baby in the womb exposes the body to postural issues. Most women will reflexively curve the back as the belly protrudes, causing misalignments along the spine, creating back pain. Regular visits to the chiropractor will help you maintain the correct posture and keep the natural alignment intact, thus saving you from back pain.
Even later into the pregnancy, nearing time for labor, chiropractic care is useful and helpful. To prepare itself for the labor, the body will produce a hormone called relaxin, which will relax and loosen the joints and muscles in the pelvic area. As a result, women often experience back pain and instability as the supporting ligaments become fragile and the spine is exposed to greater stress. Chiropractic care will help to aid these symptoms and make for a safer delivery.
3. Helps ensure a safe Delivery
Without regular chiropractic visits during pregnancy, it is easier for the pelvis to shift out of alignment over time, particularly when close to delivery time. When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can go on to restrict the space for the natural development of the baby inside the womb; a condition known as intrauterine constraint. A chiropractic care technique called the Webster Technique is extremely useful in this situation as it will allow the most favorable fetal positioning for the baby’s development inside the womb, allowing for a more safe delivery.
All in all, there are numerous ways that pregnant women can benefit from chiropractic care. If you know anyone who could use our help, please share this post with them or give them our number, we would love to help.
Dr. Nardeep Jawanda is an expert chiropractor, practicing every week in Lake Forest, California at his practice, Mission Hills Chiropractic.
Dr. J, along with his partners at Mission Hills Chiropractic, have a mission to help people get and stay out of pain through chiropractic adjustments and general health knowledge.
Some people say the Mission Hills team are the best chiropractors in Lake Forest or even the best chiropractors in Orange County! We agree with those people.
If you’re looking for the best chiropractor in Orange County, you’re looking for Dr. J.