When a woman becomes pregnant, her body will experience many different changes. These changes occur due to the fetus developing, and also hormonal changes. We’re not talking little changes, but big changes like causing connective ligaments to become lax, which increases the curve in the low back. This increase in the low back curve is what causes an expectant mother to experience low back pain, mid back pain, and even neck pain. These changes in the musculoskeletal structure are where chiropractic care can greatly benefit moms-to-be.
Receiving chiropractic care throughout pregnancy helps lessen the amount of discomfort a woman experiences as she moves through her pregnancy. Routine chiropractic care will also allow the nervous system to function at its very best and promote good health.
When your body begins changing to make room for the growing baby, your pelvic balance shifts. When the pelvis shifts, this can decrease the amount of room the baby has to grow and develop. Routine chiropractic care will help establish pelvic balance and alignment which will give the developing baby plenty of room to grow and eventually position themselves in the best possible way to prepare for birth.
Care During and After Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is great before, during and after the pregnancy because it can help mom and baby in so many ways. Here at Martin Chiropractic, we recommend routine chiropractic care to help with pregnancy, due to the following changes that occur to the mom during pregnancy:
- Growing and Protruding Abdomen Causing an Increase in Lower Back Curvature
- Pelvic Joint Changes
- Increase in Hormones Resulting in Joint Laxity
- Growing Abdomen
- Overall Change in Body Mechanics
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
- Helps Control Nausea
- Improves Labor/Delivery Time
- Relieves Back, Neck, Hips and Joint Pain
- Maintains A Healthier Pregnancy
- Prevents Potential Cesarean Section
- Avoids Use of Pain Medications During Delivery
For an expectant mother to receive routine prenatal chiropractic care from Dr. Martin or Dr. Painter, the mom-to-be will improve her neuromusculoskeletal function which, in turn, will increase their overall health throughout pregnancy. Routine chiropractic care in conjunction with other healthy habits will give your baby the best opportunity to be healthy and happy.
Safe and Effective Care
Chiropractic care is very safe and effective for mom and baby. Here at Martin Chiropractic, we have special chiropractic tables that allow us to remove the middle of the table to fit the growing abdomen of the mom. We use techniques that allow us to avoid putting pressure on the abdomen.
Pregnancy is a critical time for a woman to receive chiropractic care because it will allow you to have a healthier and more enjoyable pregnancy. Pamper yourself and your growing baby with chiropractic care from Martin Chiropractic. Call us TODAY to schedule your appointment. (804) 215-8587