Chiropractic and the Pregnant Woman
Carrying a baby during pregnancy is a natural task, but it does not always go smoothly for all women. Your chiropractor maybe able to help you to enjoy your pregnancy and avoid some of the uncomfortable musculoskeletal side effects related to changes in your posture and weight gain.
Aches and Pains during Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and an effective way to relieve back pain for pregnant women, who find their combined with the other 70% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. The average women gains anywhere from 25-35 pounds during pregnancy, combined with the increased stress that’s placed on the body by the baby, can sometimes result in discomfort. About half of expected mothers will develop lower back pain. This is particularly true during the later months of a pregnancy. The baby’s head starts pressing down on you back, butt and legs, this puts pressure on your sciatic nerve.
Preparing for a Safe Birth
Minnesota Chiropractic can assist you throughout pregnancy restores balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments and therefore leads to a safer and easier delivery for you and your baby. In addition, the chiropractic adjustment reduces interference to the nerve system allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential. Published studies have indicated that chiropractic care does in fact reduce labor time. Doctors of Chiropractic make alterations in techniques to accommodate for the increase in belly and breast size. There are also adjusting tables that are designed with abdominal pieces that “drop-away”, this allows pregnant woman to lay face down.
We offer specific analysis and safe, gentle adjustments for your special needs in pregnancy. You and your baby have continued safety and comfort is our primary care. There are many benefits chiropractic offers in your prenatal care choices. Give you and your baby the opportunity for a more comfortable pregnancy and a safer, easier birth!