Most people assume that pregnancy is meant to be difficult, uncomfortable and painful. Because of this, a lot of women expect the worst and only hope for the best. However, according to chiropractors, this need not be the case.
Chiropractic care is now recognized as a safe and effective approach for reducing pain and discomfort during pregnancy, as well as encouraging a faster and safe delivery. So what are some of the benefits you might enjoy from chiropractic care as a pregnant woman? Here are a few:
- You don’t need to live with constant back pains
“We can help with all the factors from back pain to issues that easily come with pregnancy just by making sure everything is lined up and there is less stress on the body,” says Dr. Crystal Green… Via NewsPressNow
- It gets rid of joint pains and aches
Pregnancy brings with it a bunch of hormones, some of which are responsible for the raving moods a lot of women experience. However, there’s another hormone called relaxin that’s meant to assist your body adjust in order to accommodate your baby.
Relaxin works by relaxing your ligaments until your baby comes out, and it stays there for six weekes after birth. This effect means your ligaments are looser than usual, and since the hormone is not a silver bullet, it relaxes all your body ligaments. This makes you more vulnerable to things moving out of place.
Chiropractic care helps by keeping things in place, which also prevents a lot of discomfort and injuries.
During pregnancy, the body produces a hormone called relaxin, which helps relax muscles for the birth. The combination of the additional hormones and physical changes during pregnancy can cause stretched ligaments and additional pain and strain on the body that chiropractic care can help with, says Robert Grimm… Via NewsPressNow
- You’re going to be much more comfortable
Cynthia: “A lot of moms in my practice feel amazing. When a mom comes in with a lot of aches and pains, I already know that in a few weeks we are going to be really good friends. They are going to feel so great. I know that pregnancy is not supposed to be uncomfortable it is not supposed to be painful! I know this because I see it every day in my practice. Nurses, for example, have notoriously long shifts with heavy lifting and they tell me all the time that if they didn’t come in for regular adjustments between shifts they probably would not have been able to work late in their third trimester. What I see over and over is that misconception: “oh well, deal with it because you’re pregnant!” I couldn’t disagree more! Absolutely don’t deal with it! Via Dimples Magazine
- You get minimal pregnancy side effects
Symptoms chiropractic adjustments can alleviate:
Shortness of breath
Low and mid back pain
Pain in the hips
Pubic bone pain
Via Dimples Magazine
Wondering how chiropractic can help alleviate shortness of breath?
Most mothers think that shallow breathing is from baby being way up in their diaphragm and that’s why they can’t breathe. When most of the time it is actually because the muscles in the mid-back have gotten so tight that its caused the ribs to lose the normal alignment with the spine, and it pinches the nerves that control the lifting and lowering of the rib cage so they can’t get a good deep breath. Via Dimples Magazine
- Decreases labor time
Your back and pelvis play a huge role in the way your baby settles into your pelvis and eventually how he or she comes out. Towards the end of the pregnancy, chiropractic care can help with positioning to ease this process.
An aligned pelvis is critical to the birthing process, and increases the chances of being able to give birth naturally. According to the American Pregnancy Association,
”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.”
An experienced chiropractor can effectively align the pelvis before delivery, so the mother is able to deliver with little incident. Via Circle of Docs
A lot of women that have gone through pregnancy without chiropractic and then had another pregnancy with chiropractic swear by it. They would never attempt another pregnancy without it. This just proves that this form of treatment offers huge benefits you should not be missing out on.
If you would like to find out how chiropractic care in Canandaigua NY can benefit you, please call us today or get in touch with us through the contact form on the column to the right.
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