Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is crucial for keeping the body aligned and maintaining proper function of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Taking stress away from the spinal nerves promotes a healthy body from the inside out. Chiropractic care can help you, and your baby, achieve a healthier labor and delivery in a safe and natural way.
Clinical studies have shown the positive effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Due to the physiological and endocrinological changes a pregnancy causes throughout the body (such as increased spine curvature, changes in the pelvis, etc.). It is important to take good care of the expecting mother’s spine by restoring proper alignment and balance. Over half of women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy due to changes of posture straining the lower back, but chiropractic care can help significantly.
Studies have also shown that chiropractic care during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, can give the mother more comfort and potentially reduce the amount of necessary painkillers during delivery. Overall, baby wellness and chiropractic care can be practiced from the beginning of a pregnancy to well after the baby is born. This method can have a multitude of benefits, such as maintaining a healthier pregnancy, preventing symptoms of nausea, reducing labor/delivery time, relieving back/joint pain, or preventing a possible c-section.
If you want to keep your pregnancy as healthy as possible, set up a prenatal consultation with Dr. Brian Short, DC.