Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, it’s also highly beneficial.
Getting regularly adjusted while pregnant is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine due to pregnancy. It can also prevent sciatica, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back down through your legs and your feet. Maintaining pelvic balance is also important as your posture changes, and chiropractic care can help with that.
There are many hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy that can have an impact on your posture and comfort. As the baby becomes heavier, your center of gravity shifts and posture adjusts accordingly. The physical changes experienced during pregnancy can lead to a misaligned spine and/or joints.
Other changes that can affect your level of comfort during pregnancy might include:
- A protruding abdomen resulting in an increased curve of the back
- Pelvis changes as your body begins preparing for labor
- Adaptations to your posture due to the increased weight
Your chiropractor can help to address these issues through a variety of treatment options. Not only will chiropractic care help you through your pregnancy journey but it is also beneficial to your baby as well.
A pelvis that’s out of alignment can restrict the amount of space available to your baby as it is developing. If the pelvis is misaligned it can obstruct your growing baby’s normal movements. This can potentially lead to birth defects.
Additional evidence points to improved outcomes during delivery for women who’ve received chiropractic care during their pregnancy. It may even help reduce the time you’re in labor.
Regular chiropractic care while you’re pregnant can:
- Help you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy
- Relieve pain in the back, neck, hips, and joints
- Help to control symptoms of nausea
If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you during your pregnancy, contact our team of chiropractic and wellness specialists today.