You are already familiar with the symptoms such as nausea, back pain, and fatigue that are common health concerns among pregnant women if you’ve ever been pregnant. In order to create the healthiest possible environment for a growing baby, the female body goes through countless physical and physiological changes during pregnancy. Though these changes usually only cause pain and discomfort, they can create serious complications and risks. With the help of a chiropractor, certain pregnancy symptoms can be reduced among other additional benefits. Today, we at Revelation Chiropractic would like to share the benefits of having chiropractic therapy during pregnancy.
A Chiropractor Can Help with Dizziness & Nausea
One of the most common pregnancy symptoms that can be very difficult to endure throughout your first trimester is nausea, or morning sickness. By realigning your spine and improving overall nervous system function a chiropractor can help reduce nausea and vomiting. Your hormones can achieve a healthier balance to eliminate or lessen the severity of your morning sickness as a result. Chiropractic care can also help improve digestive issues such as these to reduce your nausea if you suspect your nausea is being triggered by heartburn or constipation.
Chiropractic Care Helps with Labor & Delivery
Everyone prefers a short, painless and no complication labor and birthing process. To help ensure your pelvis, spine, and hips are properly aligned and that your nerves are in optimal working function, regular chiropractic adjustments throughout your pregnancy is essential. Optimal nerve health can help you experience a faster labor and easier delivery, with less pain and discomfort since nerves are responsible for controlling your contractions and dilating your cervix during labor and delivery.
Chiropractors Help Pregnant Women with Back Pain
A hormone called relaxin that relaxes and loosens all the ligaments and joints in your pelvic area is produced as your body prepares for labor and delivery. As supporting ligaments become much looser and more fragile, instability and pain in their spines may be experienced. To relieve back pain that stems from relaxed ligaments and joints due to the natural production of relaxin, seeing a chiropractor for regular adjustments during pregnancy can help. Due to a heavier belly, back pain among pregnant women may also be caused by postural problems that occur. As their babies become heavier and larger, some women may unintentionally curve their backs. This can cause the spine out of alignment and trigger back pain. To keep back pain at bay, adjustments can help correct posture and spinal curvature.
Chiropractic Care to Optimize Baby Positioning
The breech position is when a baby who is not in the position to be delivered headfirst at the time of labor. The breech position at delivery can cause difficult vaginal delivery, cord prolapse, or a C-section delivery. To help your baby has enough room to freely move head-first into the correct delivery position, chiropractic care during pregnancy helps you maintain healthy pelvic balance. Make regular chiropractic adjustments a priority to avoid breech presentation and benefit from optimal positioning during your eighth month of pregnancy.
Overall Pregnancy is Healthier with Chiropractic Care
Addressing and removing nerve obstructions in the spinal column that may be preventing your organs and immune system from functioning at optimal levels is the goal of the chiropractic care. The stronger and healthier your baby’s own immune system will be at the time of birth comes from the stronger and healthier of your immune system. Contributing to improved overall health for both you and your baby and may reduce some unwanted symptoms so you can experience a safer, more comfortable pregnancy is prenatal chiropractic care.