Chiropractic for Pregnancy?
Have you considered chiropractic care for pregnancy? The physical stress of pregnancy can lead to a great deal of discomfort, and it's common for women to complain of a lot of lower back pain while pregnant.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-70% of pregnant women experience lower back pain at some point during their pregnancy. The back pain generally peaks around the third trimester because this is when the baby gains the most weight.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body must undergo a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. Due to the weight that is gained, a mother’s center of gravity moves from its natural position, shifting to the front of her pelvis. This can add stress and discomfort to the lower back and various joints in the pelvis.
Added Stress as Pregnancy Progresses
Throughout the pregnancy, as the baby grows, the mother gains more weight, adding to the stress on the lower back and increasing the lordotic curvature of her lower back. If the sufferer already has a history of lower back problems there is a good chance that the pregnancy will aggravate the condition. This may lead to difficulty performing daily routines such as dressing or working, and can create complications during labor.
Stress on the lower back can create many more additional problems. Issues such as leg cramps, abdominal cramping, constipation and more have been reported.
Prenatal Care at Family First Chiropractic
At Family First Chiropractic we can provide personalized care throughout your pregnancy as well as after. Regular consultations with our trained staff of chiropractors can help alleviate and even prevent common pains and problems associated with pregnancy. In doing this, we give you and your baby a better chance of a straightforward, safe birth.
Chiropractic During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is just one of the many safe and effective treatments that can help prepare the mother’s body for the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods designed to accommodate pregnancy and lessen the issues that come with it. Many of the women that choose to receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy report that it helped them use little to no pain medications throughout their delivery. There are also studies finding that receiving regular care can help reduce labor time.
Our doctors are very highly trained in prenatal care and consider it a MUST for any pregnant woman. Prenatal care will help reduce stress on the mom and the unborn child.
The Effect on Your Baby
Pregnant woman experience many physical and hormonal changes in their body during pregnancy. These changes can affect the birthing process and your baby.
If your pelvis is misaligned, it may decrease the amount of room available for the developing fetus. Misalignment of the pelvis can lead to breech or posterior positioning of the baby, resulting in excessive pain and C-section.
If the pelvis is unbalanced, it makes it difficult for the baby to get into the optimum position for delivery. Pelvic imbalance makes it challenging to have a natural, non-invasive birth.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
- Keeps you healthy and strong during your pregnancy
- Helps decrease the intensity of labor
- Can shorten labor by 50%-80% and make delivery easier
- Eliminates back labor
- Controls morning sickness
- Helps to insure good development of the fetus
Family First Chiropractic has the educated and trained staff to answer your questions. We are here to provide safe, controlled, and gentle care for you and your unborn child. Call today to take a step towards a pain-free and natural pregnancy.