Chiropractic and Pregnancy
One of the most important times for a woman to receive chiropractic care is during her pregnancy.
From the moment of conception, your body goes through a series of changes. Back, pelvic and postural changes can cause unwanted pain and discomfort. The good news is, chiropractic can help!
How can chiropractic help?
Your spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable your body to twist, bend and move.
Joint dysfunctions in the spine can occur when two or more vertebrae become restricted and impede the body’s ability to move properly. Joint dysfunctions during pregnancy can be caused by the changes taking place in your body as it prepares to support you and your new bundle of joy.
Changes such as weight gain in the abdomen, poor posture and rotation of the pelvis force the body to unnaturally adapt to additional stress placed on the spine. These changes negatively affect joint function.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities–where and when needed–restoring proper joint function. This non-invasive technique is commonly known as a chiropractic adjustment.
What are the benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy?
Millions of expectant mothers look to chiropractic for it’s safe, natural and drug-free approach to pain relief and prevention for a healthier, happier pregnancy.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Relief from back, neck and joint pain
- Reduced need for painkillers during delivery
- Decreased labour and delivery times
- Help ensure proper fetal positioning for birth
Did you know?
First time mothers who received chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy reduced their labour and delivery times by an average of 25%. Second and third time mothers had 39% shorter labout times compared to those who did not receive chiropractic care.