Everyone knows regular prenatal visits and great nutrition are a big part of a healthy pregnancy—but many may not realize that chiropractic treatment is a great addition to prenatal care. Gentle and non-invasive, chiropractic is a safe and effective form of prenatal care that can provide the mother with relief from pain during pregnancy, may help position the baby in utero and can also assist the mother with postnatal pain, among other benefits.
The body goes through an incredible amount of physiological and endocrinological changes during and following pregnancy. As the body changes, the curve in the back increases, the abdomen protrudes, the ligaments relax and the pelvis changes, to name just a few. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help the body adapt to these changes and can treat common musculoskeletal symptoms.
A chiropractor can also assist in establishing pelvic balance and alignment, which can help the baby get into the best possible position for delivery.
More Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
There is a myriad of benefits a mother can experience by selecting a chiropractor to join her prenatal care team. Some potential benefits of chiropractic care as:
· Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
· Controlling symptoms of nausea
· Reducing the time of labour and delivery
· Relieving back, neck or joint pain
· Preventing a potential cesarean delivery