Benefits Associated With Chiropractic Care Throughout Pregnancy

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Benefits Associated With Chiropractic Care Throughout Pregnancy

27 February 2023

Are you looking for supportive, natural care that trusts your body during pregnancy and childbirth? Do you want to have a comfortable, safe birth, free of unnecessary medical intervention? Chiropractic can help.

How can chiropractic add comfort during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. Preexisting but unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become stressed during pregnancy. These pronounced discomforts make it difficult to perform routine, daily activities.

A large percent of all pregnant woman experience back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to all the rapid growth of the baby and interferences to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth.

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate the causes of stress in the spine.

Comfort for your baby, too.

As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. When the pelvis is in the balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments may become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as intrauterine constraint. This constraint restricts the baby’s movement and eventual optimal positioning. Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her development. Conditions such as torticollis occur because a baby’s space was cramped in the utero.

If there is intrauterine constraint as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, oftentimes intrauterine constraint affects the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or, even more traumatically, present in the posterior position. In more extreme cases, the baby does not have the room to move the head down and is considered to be breech. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down the labor, and add pain and distress to both the mother and baby. Many woman have been told that their babies were too big, or labor “just slowed down” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented, turning a natural process into an operative one.

Doctors of Chiropractic work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy to restore a state of balance and create an environment for an easier, safer delivery.

Preparing for a safer birth
Dystocia is defined as difficult labor and is something every woman wants to avoid. In addition to the pain and exhaustion caused by a long, difficult labor, dystocia leads to multiple medical interventions which may be physically and emotionally traumatic to both you and your baby. Some of these interventions are the administering of pitocin, the use of epidurals, painful episiotomies, forceful pulling on the baby’s fragile spine, vacuum extraction, forceps and perhaps even c-sections. Each of these procedures carries a high risk of injury to you, your baby or both! All of these procedures are used to hasten the delivery process can be avoided, however if delivery goes more smoothly to begin with.

Reviewing the obstetric texts reveals that the commonly reported reasons for dystocia are pelvic imbalance and its resulting effects on the uterus and the baby’s position. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy may restore balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments potentially leading to a safer and easier delivery for you and your baby. Additionally, the chiropractic adjustment removes interference to the nerve system, allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential. Published studies have indicated that chiropractic care reduces labor time.

We offer specific pelvic analysis and adjustments for your special needs in pregnancy. You and your baby’s continued safety and comfort are foremost in our care.

Pregnancy and birth need our respect- not intervention

Chiropractic is a natural approach to life and health which helps the mother gain trust in her body’s own ability to accomplish this incredible innate unfoldment.

  • Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy may relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy.
  • Doctors of Chiropractic work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy, restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, quicker, safer delivery.
  • Chiropractic adjustments reduce nerve system stress, improving your body’s ability to function naturally.
  • Chiropractic care supports natural, non-invasive birthing procedures.

“More and more mothers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. They appreciate the chiropractor’s respect for the body’s natural design and function. Supportive care providers, renewed trust in the body and the whole-health benefits of chiropractic are being recognized as vital ingredients to a healthier pregnancy and overall easier birth.”

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