Congratulations, you’re pregnant! This is an exciting and out-of-this world experience. Your body is going through numerous changes and maybe you aren’t sure of where to start. From eating right, to getting enough sleep, to getting things ready for your new little one, it can be hard physically and mentally.
With so much going on, maybe you should treat yourself. Have you looked into Chiropractic care?
What is Chiropractic Care?
Known as an alternative medicine, chiropractic care is health maintenance of your spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. It involves adjusting misaligned joints in your body, especially the spine, which could reduce spinal nerve stress, therefore promoting health throughout your body.
There are different sorts of chiropractic care, so it just depends on you. Many doctors prefer the method of moving and popping the patient into place. Some use Pulstar as an alternative to the more hands-on practices. The good news is that whatever your choice of care, they’ve been proven to benefit your body.
During pregnancy, things move. Your body changes, and sometimes those changes are permanent. To create a better environment for your baby and yourself, receiving the best care available is important.
Why use it?
Numerous physiological and hormonal changes occur in your body during preparation for a baby. The environment inside you has to adapt and evolve so a fetus can develop properly. Some bodily differences might include:
- Protruding abdomen
- Increased back curve
- Pelvic Changes
- Postural adaptations
These changes cause severe stress on a woman’s body. Establishing alignment and pelvic balance is essential before giving birth. Without proper pelvic positioning, your baby might have restrictional issues, referred to as intrauterine constraint, getting into the right position for delivery.
To find out where this is, walk your hands down the front of your pelvis. You'll feel your pubic bone at the front. There are two joints present that tend to cause pain and discomfort in pregnancy, because they're held in place by sliding ligaments. Your body produces a hormone to soften them during this time, so unpleasant sensations are a possibility. By utilizing the round and inguinal ligaments in the front of the body to help align the pelvis, chiropractic care uses long slow movements to relax and create balance in that area.
With adequate spine alignment, your nervous system will operate more effectively. Since the nervous system’s purpose is to communicate throughout the body, which includes your reproductive system, you need your nerves to be functioning at top speed.
Having a natural and noninvasive birth is a goal of many mothers, and chiropractic care would help in making sure the delivery is as smooth as possible.
There are so many advantages to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. Some of these include:
- Nurturing a Healthier Pregnancy
- Controlling Nausea Symptoms
- Reducing Labor and Delivery Time
- Relieving Back, Neck or Joint Pain
- Preventing a Cesarean Delivery
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.
Remember to always receive care from a certified chiropractor. Someone who is trained in the needs of women during pregnancy will be able to provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use.
It’s important to know your body. When finding out the correct cause of pain and giving your body expert healing opportunities, chiropractic care is extremely beneficial.