Pregnancy and Chiropractic
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Throughout the course of your pregnancy, you will experience many physical changes. Hormonal changes have an influence on the ligaments that hold your joints together, making them more relaxed. This can have an impact on your posture and comfort. As your baby grows your center of gravity begins to shift and your posture is forced to adjust.
Chiropractic care during your pregnancy can address these issues. A collaborative study of chiropractic and medical care revealed that 75% of pregnant chiropractic patients reported relief from structural imbalances. Chiropractic treatment aimed at improving the alignment of your pelvis and spine does more than just make you feel better, It can be beneficial for your baby as well .
During this time, the specific neurological effects of the zone technique can help to shift your nervous system out of being in a fight or flight state to help you to better adapt to mental and environmental stressors. This leads to better blood flow to your baby, and digestive organs. It also is very helpful for helping with sleep.
Misalignments of your pelvis can restrict the amount of space available for your developing baby. This condition is known as intrauterine constraint, unfortunately, severe cases can lead to birth defects.
Another complication of a misaligned pelvis can restrict your baby’s ability to move into its best position to be born, which is the rear facing head down position. The baby’s position can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural noninvasive birth.
Balancing the pelvis with chiropractic care can lower the chance of a baby moving into a breach or posterior position. Non-optimal birthing positions can lead to longer, more complicated deliveries.
We recommend that mothers get evaluated utilizing the Webster technique to monitor the babies positioning and, when necessary, adjust the pelvis to help reposition the baby beginning at the seventh month.
Evidence indicates improved outcomes in labor and delivery with mothers who have received chiropractic care. Pre-natal chiropractic care can help you maintain a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy including relief of nausea and indigestion.