There is no question that a woman has a lot to deal with when she is pregnant. She has to endure a lot of changes with her body, her emotions, her finances. Having a baby changes a woman’s life forever, but it also changes your body. Carrying another human in your stomach for nine months will definitely take its toll on your body. So it makes perfect sense that a pregnant woman would want to try just about anything to relieve their back and joint pain. “During pregnancy, your body ramps up production of certain ligament- and joint-loosening hormones that help pave the way for baby to make an exit. (Without them, your baby's head would never be able to fit through your pelvis) But those hormones, combined with your gorgeously swollen belly, can also rapidly lower you center of gravity, leaving you loose-limbed, sway-backed and unusually clumsy.” - Read more on www.whattoexpect.com
Some chiropractors also claim that these adjustments can reduce the likelihood of miscarriage, control morning sickness and even lower your risk of pre-term delivery. The chiropractor's ability to realign and, in many cases, relax the ligaments and muscles in your pelvis has led to the Webster Technique, a method that helps breech babies to turn themselves, naturally. Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy are relief from back, neck,or joint pain, as well as being able to control your nausea symptoms. It also has the potential to minimize your time of labor and delivery, which helps prevent a potential cesarean birth. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise due to the fact that relaxation during labor is key. So if you have been seeing a chiropractor to alleviate the stress on your back and joints, you will most likely a bit more comfortable during labor, which means that it could possibly move along quicker.
According to the Joint Chiropractic, Chiropractic care will not only make your back feel better, but it aligns the spine so that your nervous system can work optimally. Chiropractic care has been shown to lessen the frequency and severity of morning sickness in many new moms. If you have hip, back, or joint pain during your pregnancy, and you are thinking about seeing a chiropractor, make sure to speak to your doctor first. They will help you decide if chiropractic care is safe for you and your baby. If your doctor gives you the green light and you are ready for pain relief during your pregnancy, give us a call or visit our website for more information.