More and more pregnant women are experiencing relief from back and hip pain with chiropractic care. Many physical, hormonal and emotional and changes occur during pregnancy. Weight gain, along with changing body bio-mechanics are known to contribute to uncomfortable symptoms such as sciatic pain, headaches, low back pain and round ligament pain. Prenatal chiropractic care not only gently relieves any discomfort or pain, but it also promotes an easier and more comfortable pregnancy overall. In fact, many of our expectant mothers tell us that they feel so much better after their treatment, and that even their overall sleep greatly improves as well.
Even if you’re fortunate to not be in pain, there are still many benefits from visiting a chiropractor during all three trimesters. The position of a woman’s pelvis during pregnancy can affect the growing uterus, which in turn can affect the position of the growing baby. A misalignment of the pelvis leads to an unbalanced uterus. The result can potentially lead to a breeched presentation of the baby. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can significantly restore and maintain balance and alignment in your spine and pelvis. This can help your baby assume her optimal birthing position and reduce the risk of having a breech baby. Studies also show that women who receive regular chiropractic treatment had shorter labor times and a significant reduction in the need of epidurals or other pain medications.
Furthermore, regular chiropractic care can also provide a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery for both mother and baby. With good nerve supply to the uterus, labor pains and time can be noticeably reduced. However, if a pregnant woman has subluxations in her spine, it can greatly affect the nerve supply to the uterus, which can have the opposite effect.
To find out more how chiropractic care can help during pregnancy, call us at (970) 377-1775 for a free consultation.