Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life– until the day your child is finally born. Somewhere between conception and birth, there is a switch that is flipped from happy and excited to “I can’t wait for this to be over.” Much of the reason for that switch flipping is the inability to be comfortable as the baby starts growing. Sciatica, this weird word that you thought only pertained to your grandpa, suddenly has a whole new meaning. Then there is that constant, dull ache mainly in your lower back, but also slightly appearing between your shoulder blades. That’s right: your nice little baby is changing the normal biomechanics of your body, and those same biomechanics are making it difficult for you to be comfortable.
However, not all pregnancies are like this. There is something you can do to not only the help you become more comfortable, but also benefit your child in many ways.
Chiropractic care is an extremely safe form of treatment for women who are experiencing aches and pains during pregnancy. Chiropractic has also been shown to be vital for the normal physiological function of not only the mother, but also for the developing child during pregnancy.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy releases stress and tension from the mother’s body during pregnancy, which has been shown to help prepare the mother’s pelvis during pregnancy and labor. It also reduces interference from the mother’s nervous system, promoting proper nerve activity to the baby and surrounding structures. On the contrary, increased tension and stress along with poor nervous system activity has been associated with dystocia, or failure to progress during labor. Dystocia happens to be the number one reason for C-Sections during labor.
If you want to find out more about how Chiropractic can benefit you and your pregnancy, we always do complementary wellness screenings for expecting mothers. If you are interested or have a feeling that you and your child may benefit from chiropractic care, we do not want money be a barrier for you and your child having the best shot at a smooth and easy pregnancy.