During pregnancy, your body is releasing hormones that loosen ligaments and joints to prepare your body for delivery. This, combined with your growing belly, will throw your center of gravity off and shift the alignment of your spine. A visit to the chiropractor while pregnant might be the answer you’ve been looking for to help alleviate pain, reposition baby, ease labor and delivery, and more.
For starters, there are certain women who should not see a chiropractor. If you are experiencing vaginal bleeding, placenta previa, an ectopic pregnancy, moderate to severe toxemia, chiropractic care is not recommended.
Chiropractic treatment and care has been used to aid in the following:
- Reducing nausea
- Providing relief from back pain
- Easing the labor and delivery process
- Creating an overall healthier pregnancy
- Aiding in optimal baby positioning
If your baby is breech or improperly positioned for birth during your third trimester, chiropractors can implement the Webster technique, which involves a realignment of the spine and relaxing of the ligaments in the pelvis. This may allow for breech babies to turn themselves naturally, potentially avoiding a more invasive approach to delivering a breech baby.
If you’re considering a visit to the chiropractor while pregnant, contact Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness Center today to schedule your appointment.