Pregnancy

The perinatal (before and after birth) period is characterized by dramatic changes in posture and can affect the body's mechanics and place stress on multiple musculoskeletal areas. There are numerous physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby and could result in a misaligned spine or joints.

Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another benefit of chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother's ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections. The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.

All in all, chiropractic care during pregnancy provides numerous that create a healthier pregnancy, help control symptoms of nausea, reduce the time of labor and delivery, and relieve back, neck and joint pain.

As more women seek the benefits of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, more health care providers are seeking trained doctors of chiropractic in their communities to refer their pregnant patients to. Discuss these options with your health care provider. If they are not yet familiar with chiropractic care in pregnancy, ask them to find out more about its many benefits. Most importantly, seek options that support your body's natural abilities to function and find a team of providers who are respectful of your choices.

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