Pregnancy & Chiropractic

Over the number of years, we have seen many pregnant women suffer not only from low back pain during pregnancy. Other symptoms such as tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, tensed shoulders, headaches are very common changes a woman undergoes while she is pregnant.

Chiropractic care during the pregnancy can help maintain proper spinal and joint movements without having to rely heavily on drugs.

Among common benefits are:

1. Reduces physical discomfort such as back pain, shoulder pain and headaches.

spine health and pregnancy

The body undergo multiple hormonal changes and biomechanical alterations that strain the spine and joints. As the baby develops and grows inside the womb, so does the mom’s belly. This expansion of the belly is an unavoidable change, part of the territory that comes with growing a baby. The joints become more lax and the body’s centre of gravity changes. For these reasons, regular chiropractic care can play a key role in reducing back pain and any other discomfort associated with it.

2. Helps to maintain the unborn child’s health

The health of the unborn child depends on that of the mother. Chiropractic care is one of the best ways of ensuring that the unborn child gets the right nutrition and proper care for healthy growth.

3. Helps reduce labor and delivery time

Continuous chiropractic care helps with proper stimulation of the nervous system, which is responsible for the hormone cycles and functioning of the reproductive organs. When the reproductive organs function well, it helps with relaxation of a woman’s uterine muscles, pelvis, and birth canal during delivery.

4. Minimizes pregnancy-related complications

Occasionally, complications can arise during the period of pregnancy. The most common problem faced is the baby being in a breech position. Fortunately, qualified chiropractors who are well-versed with special techniques can help bring the baby back to the normal position.

If you have further queries, call or email us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Chiropractors.