Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

pregnantPregnancy is usually described as a time when the expectant mother is beaming from all the life growing inside of her. She is said to have clearer skin, a radiant complexion and just an overall glow about her. What they don’t usually talk about is how rough the whole ordeal can be. From mood swings and abnormal cravings, to swelling feet and horrendous muscle pain, being pregnant is no walk in the park. The worst part is that most pregnant women won’t even take simple, over-the-counter pain relievers to aid in all they aches and pains, leaving them to just tough it out until the baby gets pushed out. Fortunately, there is a natural, low-risk treatment option out there that may help expectant mothers get through this difficult time. 

Unknown to many people, chiropractic care may be a viable treatment option for pregnant women. There hasn’t been anything reported about chiropractic manipulations being harmful during pregnancy. In fact, all chiropractors are trained in treating pregnant women, ensuring the wellness of those who are currently impregnated, as well as those who are actively trying to become pregnant. However, there are certain chiropractors who specialize in prenatal and postnatal treatment. Some are even trained in treating infertility in women. If you are a woman who fits any of these categories, it might be in your best interest to seek out a chiropractor who is trained in these specialties since they use special tables and certain manipulation techniques that are designed especially for pregnancy. 

Chiropractic care may be helpful for pregnant women, due to all the physical changes their bodies undergo throughout the duration of the pregnancy. As the abdomen grows, the curvature in the back increases, which can cause pain. There are extreme changes in posture since pelvis also changes in shape and position, contribute to great discomfort. Chiropractic treatment may be able to align balance back to the pelvis, which may not only provide pain relief, but may also create a more adequate passage way for the baby to pass through. If the pelvis is misaligned, also known as intrauterine constraint, then the birthing process may be affected, sometimes even hindering the ability to have a natural, pelvic birth. 

In order to help aide in an easier pregnancy, it is also important to keep the overall harmony of the body intact by ensuring that the nervous system is communicating efficiently to all other parts of the body. Chiropractic treatment may be able to do this be keeping the spine aligned in its best possible the position throughout the pregnancy. 

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