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How can Chiropractic help during Pregnancy?
During pregnancy there are many hormonal and physical changes you’ll experience. With these changes happening it is likely that some of them will impact on your neuromusculoskeletal system in various ways. This can lead to postural changes and discomfort through your spine and extremities. As your baby grows and develops within the womb, it is natural for your posture to change, which in turn will see your center of gravity shift. Many patients regularly visit our Chiropractors during their pregnancy, to address following common occurrences.
a protruding abdomen resulting in an increased curve of your lower back
changes to your pelvis as your body begins to prepare for labor
adaptations to your posture
Is Chiropractic beneficial for
There are many changes that will happen in the lead up to giving birth. However your pelvis will experience substantial changes, particularly hormonal changes. These changes are to assist in giving birth, given that increased joint mobility is required in giving birth. If the pelvis is not appropriately prepared it can lead to complications, resulting in a longer, more complicated delivery or C-Section being utilized.
Whilst assisting in improving pelvic mobility and function is one factor that Chiroprators will address with pregnant patients, many patients will receive regular Chiropractic treatment whilst pregnant with the overall goal of improving their labor and delivery outcomes. These outcomes could be reduced labor times or avoiding use of forcep and vacuum tools.
In addition, regular chiropractic care while you’re pregnant can offer the following benefits:
help you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy
relieving pain in the back, neck, hips, and joints
help to control symptoms of nausea
Is seeing a Chiropractor during pregnancy safe?
Chiropractic care involves treating and maintaining the health of your neuromusculoskeletal system. Doctors of Chiropractic do not prescribe medications or surgery, however will use hands-on techniques, such as Chiropractic Adjustments. Every day, all over the world Chiropractic adjustments are given, with complications being rare. During pregnancy this does not change and with complications from Chiropractic care also being rare. If you have any concerns however it is always best to discuss this with your Chiropractor.
All licensed chiropractors receive relative training related to assisting pregnant patients. However some Chiropractors, such as Dr Sara, have taken further education pathways to assist in further assisting their pregnant patients. One of the main considerations Chiropractors have when adjusting pregnant patients, is using techniques that do not apply pressure to the abdomen. Our clinic also has specific pillows that allow pregnant patients to comfortably lay on their stomach.