September 11, 2019

Chiropractic Care

5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a beautiful and remarkable experience, but it is also a time where the body is undergoing significant changes. These changes can cause discomfort and restlessness to many pregnant women. Several of these symptoms can be alleviated with chiropractic treatment while providing a wide array of other benefits. Many people are unaware of the amazing benefits that regular chiropractic care has to offer to both mom and baby throughout pregnancy!

1. Lower Back Pain Relief

Carrying a baby can cause major strain on a women’s body, especially as the baby grows and gets heavier! This makes the mother’s skeletal structure vulnerable to misalignments due to the heavy pull of the weight in your belly. The changes to your spinal curvature and posture is likely to cause the lower back pain commonly experienced by most pregnant women. Fortunately, regular chiropractic treatment can keep your spine aligned, which helps to minimize any pain or discomfort felt throughout pregnancy.

2. Proper Space and Positioning for Your Baby

Pelvis misalignments are common during pregnancy since carrying the additional weight in your belly can cause postural and spinal changes. When the pelvis and spine is misaligned, the baby has less room for growth and movement. Proper alignment of the pelvis and spine allows the baby to have the space it needs to grow and eventually shift into a good position for birth. Unalignment of the pelvis can cause the baby to shift sideways or result in the breech position at the time of birth. Seeing a chiropractor regularly during your pregnancy can increase the likelihood of a more promising natural birth.

3. Faster and Easier Labor

Every women begins to worry a little bit about the process of labor and delivery as due date approaches. Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments throughout your pregnancy can help to ensure that things will run smooth and successfully on delivery day. The proper alignment of your spine and pelvis should allow the baby to be positioned properly and make an easier transition through the birth canal. This will further reduce the likelihood of needing to resort to other last minute medical interventions, such as cesarean section.

4. Reduces the Common Pregnancy Symptoms

Many women experience the negative side effects of pregnancy, including nausea, heartburn, headaches, restlessness, and back pain. Although there are medications that can be taken to reduce these symptoms, they do not fix the source that is causing them. Chiropractic adjustments help to relieve pressure on the nerves that run between the vertebra of the spine. When compressed, these nerves can often cause or worsen the symptoms that are related to pregnancy. Taking medication frequently to ease the discomforts of pregnancy also present its own risk to your baby. Chiropractic is a great alternative treatment and has been proven to help alleviate these symptoms for many women who are pregnant, without having to take medication.

5. Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Chiropractic adjustment aligns the vertebra and creates the space required for the brain and spinal cord to communicate freely with the rest of the body. The less interference between the signaling of your nervous system and body, the less interference of the communication between your body and your baby. Frequent adjustments ultimately allow your body to communicate with your baby and respond more efficiently to the needs of your child.

If you are currently pregnant or are planning to become pregnant and want the healthiest pregnancy possible for you and your baby, give us a call now! All our chiropractors at Icon Medical Centers are trained to work with women who are pregnant and provide the chiropractic services that many pregnant women benefit from. You and your baby can receive the benefits of chiropractic treatment at Icon Medical Centers! Our chiropractors serve in Miami, Florida and Hollywood, Florida.