Congratulations…This is absolutely the most amazing time of your life! A new life is beginning right now!
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. A large percent of all pregnant woman experience back pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth.
Chiropractic for Pregnancy
Pre-existing unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during these times. The added stresses lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements. Comfort your baby, too.
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accomodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced stae, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position for the baby throughout the pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis occur because a baby’s space was cramped in utero.
If the woman’s uterus is constrained as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting intothe best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, often times constraint to the uterus affects the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or even more traumatically, present in the posterior positon. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down labor and add pain to both the mother and the baby. Many women have been told that their babies were too big or labor “just slowed down” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented turning a natural process into an operative one. Chiropractic care can even help with major pregnancy discomforts such as :
• Morning sickness
• Low back pain
• Breech babies
• Swollen ankles & feet
Doctors of Chiropractic work spefically with your pelvin throughtout pregnancy restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, safer delivery. It has been reported that women who receive pre-natal chiropractic care have a 50% shorter labor and a decrease in the need for medical intervention by as much as 60%. What a great side affect!
“Chiropractic Care can help women become pregnant, maintain pregnancy, control vomiting during pregnancy, deliver full-term infants with ease, and produce infants healthier than the normal population.”
“Following conception, a woman and her unborn child unite in an oceanic blend of energy and identity. Where one ends and the other begins no one knows.”