Chiropractic care has quickly become one of the fastest growing types of medical treatment choices for patients. This type of care is non-invasive, does not require the use of any medications and has been shown to be beneficial in the natural healing of the body. The popularity of chiropractic care has even spread to the field of obstetrics. Many obstetricians are beginning to realize the numerous health benefits of chiropractic care during a woman’s pregnancy. The growing baby as well as the mom-to-be experience many benefits.
You may be wondering what types of treatments can offer so many advantages during pregnancy. However, in order to understand why the treatments are so effective, you must first understand the changes a woman’s body goes through from the time of conception until delivery.
Physical and Hormonal Changes
A pregnant woman’s body goes through the many hormonal and physical changes during the entire pregnancy. Pregnancy places all of the body’s systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, pituitary, urinary and musculoskeletal systems under extreme stress. Consequently, this stress can be difficult for a pregnant woman to handle.
These changes can also contribute to physical discomforts the woman may feel in her neck and back. It is not uncommon for a pregnant woman to have a misaligned spine, or even pain in the joints. As the pregnancy progresses and the abdomen grow, pressure is placed on the spine, hips, pelvis and internal organs. If the nerve signals in the spine are disrupted because of misalignment, the baby may have less space to grow. This can cause the delivery to be stressful for both the baby and the mother. Chiropractic care can help realign these areas and help to create a healthier mother and developing environment for the growing baby.
The Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care
As previously stated, pregnant women can enjoy several benefits when they receive chiropractic care. Some of those surprising benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Controlling nausea
- Relieving neck, back and joint pain
- Relieving numbness and/or tingling
- Can help prevent the need for a C-section
- Can reduce or eliminate back labor
Although there are health benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, many still wonder whether chiropractic care is safe. The answer is quite simple. Not only is it safe, it has become recommended more often by obstetricians.
Are you pregnant and want to learn how chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate any pain or discomfort you are experiencing? Contact us to schedule an appointment today.