Chiropractic care is a completely natural, drug-free way to keep your body healthy, functioning optimally and has some particular benefits for pregnant mothers. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ensure a healthier and more pleasant pregnancy, labor and birth. Many local OB’s, Doulas and Midwifes refer to our office because they are pleased with the outcome many of their patients have had with us. The nature of chiropractic care is to reduce aches and pains without potentially harmful medications and as a result is a natural fit for prenatal care.
Our office specializes in pregnancy care and our doctors are trained in special adjusting techniques for pregnant women. We have tables that are designed to accommodate our pregnant patients belly for ultimate comfort all throughout pregnancy. Our doctors can also perform an adjustment that can help turn your baby to the proper position for delivery.
Throughout pregnancy both hormonal and postural changes take place, causing laxity in the connective tissue and ligaments, which is why 50% of pregnant woman experience low back pain.
Additionally, there are other benefits from chiropractic care during pregnancy such as:
- Back Pain Relief
- Morning sickness
- Better Positioning for Baby
Chiropractic care is essential during pregnancy. Studies indicate it can be a factor for an easier, less traumatic delivery process, both on the mother and the newborn child. Chiropractic care helps normalize the Nervous System Function, which is an important component of overall good health.
Chiropractic care is helpful after childbirth as well. The ligaments that loosened up during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. This is the ideal time to address postpartum complaints. People with issues brought on by pregnancy, such as related pelvic pain, sacroiliac sprain, tailbone pain, pelvic floor weakness, and persisting low back pain often find lasting relief from postpartum chiropractic care.
Other complaints can also arise during the postpartum period due to the daily demands of newborn care and or breastfeeding. Upper back tension and headaches are common among new parents as the demands of holding and feeding a newborn put significant stress on the upper body. Gentle manipulation, site-specific muscle work, and guided stretching and exercise are used to restore muscle balance, strength, and coordination to the body.
At A Family Chiropractic, we know that no other time in a woman’s life is the incredible adaptive capacity of the human body more obvious than during pregnancy. The changes in body chemistry and function that accompany pregnancy are absolutely amazing. Let us be a part of every stage in your pregnancy and even throughout your journey to conceive.
For more information or to request an appointment, contact us today at (408) 271-2800.