A common question we see online is, “is chiropractic care safe for expecting mothers?”
The answer is a resounding YES! Not only is chiropractic care safe for expecting mothers, but it can also be extremely beneficial. Chiropractic adjustments will help in the prenatal phase of your pregnancy and we can keep you feeling comfortable after childbirth.
What Kind of Pain Do Mothers Experience Before Giving Birth?
During the prenatal phase of pregnancy, your body goes through a lot of changes. These changes can cause a variety of different discomforts, including:
Chiropractic care can help to ease all of these discomforts by aligning the spine and providing relief for pregnant mothers.
What Happens to the Spine During Pregnancy?
As your baby grows, your center of gravity starts to shift forward. This can cause a number of changes in your spine, including:
- An increased curve in your lower back
- More pressure on your spinal discs
- Increased weight on your joints
All of these changes can lead to discomfort and pain. Fortunately, a prenatal chiropractor can help address all of these issues.
What Kind of Pain Do Mothers Experience After Giving Child Birth?
After you have given birth, you may experience different types of pain, including:
- Back pain from carrying your baby
- Neck pain from nursing or holding your baby
- Shoulder pain from nursing or holding your baby
A postnatal chiropractic adjustment can help with these pain symptoms and keep you feeling comfortable in the weeks and months following childbirth.
Keeping the Spine Aligned
Chiropractic care can help to alleviate this discomfort by making sure that your spine is in alignment. This allows your nervous system to function optimally, which can help to reduce pain and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Additionally, chiropractic care can help to prepare your body for childbirth. Research has shown that babies who are born to mothers who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy are more likely to be in the correct position for birth (the head-down, vertex position). This can help to reduce the need for interventions such as forceps or vacuum-assisted delivery.
Chiropractic Care is Natural & Safe
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free way to address pain and discomfort during pregnancy. It is also safe for both mother and baby. When you see a chiropractor who is experienced in working with pregnant women, they will take extra care to ensure that you are comfortable and supported throughout the treatment.
We’re Here to Help
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort during pregnancy, we encourage you to give us a call. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns and provide you with the chiropractic care that you need before and after childbirth.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We guarantee your body will thank us.