How does chiropractic care help with pregnancy?
Chiropractic care involves the upkeep of the bones in the body and other related parts including the spinal column, nerves, and discs without the use of any type of drugs, medicine, or surgery. A chiropractor deals with aligning any joints of the body that has come unaligned which helps to reduce any stress on the spinal nerve and to promote the overall health of the human body. Pregnancy is a critical time for the mother to make sure that the baby is and remains healthy but can chiropractic care help to care for the mother and the baby? Speaking to Cambridge Chiropractor Jasper Hulscher we take a look in more detail.
Why is it important?
Chiropractic care is among the many things that a woman can get during her pregnancy. This type of care helps to better prepare the body to endure the stresses that are put on the body during pregnancy and while giving birth. Some of the bodily changes that occur during pregnancy are the increased size of the abdominal area, the increased size of the curve in the back area, changes in the pelvic area, and the need for regular posture adjustments. Chiropractic care can better prepare women for those changes that will occur in the body.
Pelvic pains are very common during pregnancy, and chiropractic care can help to reduce the pain. The pain is typically caused by the misalignment of the pelvis, and chiropractors work to realign the bone which helps to relieve the pain and to help the women better adjust to the pregnancy. Not only does the realignment help to relieve pain, but it also creates more room for the baby to better develop in the womb and to get into a better position when it comes time for delivery.
What are the benefits?
Chiropractic care provides more than just pain relief during pregnancy. Here are some other benefits of receiving chiropractic care.
- Helps to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
- Helps to decrease symptoms of nausea.
- Decreases the labor time during delivery.
- Helps to relieve pains in the back, neck, and joints.
- Decreases the chances of having to undergo a cesarean delivery (a c-section).
Is it safe?
Chiropractic care seems to involve a lot of intense work on the pregnancy bearing bones and joints in the body. So, is it safe to receive it during pregnancy?
So far, there has been nothing on record stating that chiropractic care has any negative effects on the woman or the baby. In fact, it is a method of medicine that does not involve the use of drugs or surgery which decreases the chance of any harm done to the baby or the mother. All chiropractors that work with women during pregnancy are specially trained in that area.
If you are interested in receiving chiropractic care, you should first consult with your OBGYN or your primary care doctor. He or she will be able to provide you with the most accurate information of what chiropractic care can do for you personally.