Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, several physiological and endocrinological changes occur. These changes create the proper environment for the developing baby.
However, changes such as those listed below may result in a misaligned spine or joints (biomechanical dysfunction):
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
- Weight Gain
- Altered center of gravity
- Ligamentous laxity
In addition to reducing any pain or discomfort, establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. A misaligned pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This may result in an intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can impact the mother's ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Dr. Eileen recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
9 months can be a long time to be uncomfortable. Chiropractic care during pregnancy allow you to enjoy the pregnancy, not just endure it. You do not need to suffer from back pain, carpal tunnel pain, the difficulty climbing stairs, feeling as if you are carrying a very heavy basketball around, breathing issues just because you are pregnant. Regular chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate all of the above mentioned complaints and it may help to reduce labor times and decrease the chances of a C-section.