Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Pregnancy brings about so many physical and emotional changes for women, and as baby grows, your body adjusts accordingly—a protruding abdomen, increased back curve, and pelvic changes—putting stress on your nerves and muscles and joints. All of these contribute to pain and lower functioning organs. Chiropractic care relieves pressure on the nerves and stimulates the nervous system which reduces pain and increases health. When the joints of the pelvis are functioning normally it allows for an easier delivery.
Great news! Chiropractic care during pregnancy and even postpartum is completely safe (moms-to-be can be adjusted all the way up to delivery) and effective in managing pain and discomfort without the use of drugs.
Chiropractic care can help promote a healthy pregnancy by:
Relieving back, neck and joint pain
Pain during pregnancy generally occurs when nerves are irritated or injured as a result of many changes like weight gain, posture changes, hormone changes, muscle separation, and of course stress. Regular adjustments of the spine during pregnancy will reduce pain and improve health.
Controlling symptoms of nausea
Chiropractic adjustments restore nervous system function, which may help mom-to-be reduce nausea and vomiting that often accompanies pregnancy.
Reducing the time between labor and delivery
Chiropractic care can help correct the pelvic joints and improve nerve function. This will allow the joints to move normally allowing for delivery to be much more comfortable and faster.
Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Chiropractic care helps ensure the spine and hips are in alignment, which can make more room for the baby in the womb, helping babies get into proper position, and decreasing the need for birth interventions.
Making postpartum recovery easier
Because the nerves of the lower back help control organs and reproduction and baby health, when they are restored during chiropractic care, it helps mom heal and function better post pregnancy.
Chiropractic care is completely safe for pregnant women. Dr. Cook uses low-force gentle adjustment techniques which never requires pressure on the abdomen—ever! His specialized drop tables comfortably accommodate pregnant patients for easier, more effective adjustments.
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