There are many pieces of advice that pregnant women receive from friends and family about how to care for your body while you are carrying your child. Some of these pieces of advice are really useful and have a lot of previous knowledge and experience to back them up. This is true of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Chiropractors are well trained in caring for your body no matter what stage of life you are in, pregnancy included. If you are curious if chiropractic care during your pregnancy is right for you, here are some great benefits to keeping up with regular chiropractic care, while pregnant.
The weight of a baby sitting on your pelvic bone can create some imbalance in your pelvic region. Changes in your pelvis during pregnancy can be uncomfortable and when the changes become unbalanced, can cause issues with creating enough room in the pelvic cradle for your growing baby. This is called intrauterine constraint, and it is believed to contribute to breech babies that may require a cesarean delivery. Your chiropractor can adjust your pelvis to bring your pelvic cradle back into balance, reducing pressure and allowing your body to shift correctly around your growing baby.
Many of our clients suffer from back pain during pregnancy. This is pretty obvious to pin-point, due to the excess weight that a pregnant woman carries in front of her body. The growing abdomen can cause a pregnant body to increase the curve in the lower back and cause pain and posture issues. Regular chiropractic care can help improve posture and reduce the long term posture issues that pregnancy can cause.
Manage Pregnancy Symptoms
Because chiropractic care focuses on the well-being of the central nervous system, it is a great way to manage many of the other symptoms that come with pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can relieve stiff joints in the neck caused by changes in sleeping position and posture changes. Many clients report that chiropractic care helps with morning sickness and swelling in hands and feet as well. While we don’t address these issues specifically, routine chiropractic care during pregnancy seems to help reduce these annoying symptoms that make being pregnant, uncomfortable.
Reduce Labor and Delivery Time
Taking care of your entire body, including your nervous system, during pregnancy is a great way to prepare your mind and body for the process of child birth. No one will deny that child birth is a tough process, but a healthy and well cared for nervous system seems to help many women have a shorter labor and delivery time. Most new mothers won’t complain about spending less time in the labor and delivery room, and a birth that is easier to manage.
Pregnancy comes with so many changes to your body. These changes, while natural, aren’t always comfortable and can bring stress and pain to your body. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to help you ease the pain and discomfort of pregnancy. Because your chiropractor is trained to care for your body at all stages, you can rest assured that regular chiropractic care during pregnancy will be safe for both you and your baby.
For More Information on Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Total Health Systems of Macomb County can provide you with a whole body wellness experience whether you are expecting a child or are just looking to feel better and have a healthier lifestyle. We have five convenient locations across Macomb County, providing a full range of health and wellness services. To schedule an appointment, call one of our five area offices.
- Total Health Systems – Clinton Twp: 586-228-0270
- Total Health Systems – Chesterfield: 586-949-0123
- Total Health Systems – Washington: 586-781-0800
- Total Health Systems – St Clair Shores: 586-772-8560
- Total Health Systems – Center Line: 586-756-7670