One of the most common questions I am asked is “Why would a pregnant woman go see a chiropractor?”. The real question is: “Why would a pregnant woman NOT see a chiropractor?!?”. Chiropractic care is a proactive step to improve the health of you and your baby throughout pregnancy.
Chiropractic care ensures that the master control system of your body, the nervous system, is working properly so that you can be as healthy as possible during your pregnancy. By maintaining a well-functioning nervous system, your body is better able to adapt to the physical and hormonal stressors that pregnancy demands.
As gravitational changes develop through pregnancy, additional stress is placed on the back, neck, and joints. Chiropractic adjustments take stress off of these areas allowing for a more comfortable pregnancy.
Chiropractic care also ensures that the pelvis maintains proper alignment so that the baby has adequate room to grow and develop. Research shows that proper alignment of the pelvis reduces intra-uterine constraint, labor times, and the chance for a potential cesarean section. In addition, chiropractic adjustments allow for a more straightforward delivery with less pain and trauma.
If you would like to have a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy or have any questions, feel free to contact Blossom Family Chiropractic at firstname.lastname@example.org.