Pregnant (or planning to be?) – Chiropractic care should be an essential part of your wellness plan for a multitude of reasons, including improved health (for mom & baby, reduced pain and a shorter & easier delivery.
The mother’s internal environment is also the baby’s environment. Factors which contribute to and optimize mom’s wellness also benefit the child inside.
Pain Relief – Your body will be undergoing many changes in order to make room for the growing baby, and that can cause pain. At least 50% of pregnancy women will experience back pain, with many also experiencing other pains such as wrist pain & leg cramps. Chiropractors can provide safe, effective and drug-free care to help during pregnancy & after birth.
Optimal Organ & System Function – Your systems & organs are now working for two, so optimal function is critical for baby’s healthy development. Specific chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy enhance your nervous system function, providing greater health potential for both you & baby.
Baby’s Development & Easier Labour – Chiropractic care will also help bring balance to your spine & pelvis, and can help correct any previous stress or trauma that may have occurred. When your pelvic bones are balanced, your uterus is able to enlarge symmetrically, ensuring that your baby has optimal room for growth & development. If baby’s movement is restrained or constricted during pregnancy, it can have a negative impact on their developing spine & cranium, and could also prevent them from getting into the best possible position for birth (which could lead to a longer, more painful labour & increased chance of medical intervention)
Taking care of your body during pregnancy will not only keep you more comfortable, but will help optimize your baby’s development and help prepare you for a safer & easier birth.