The Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It can also be discomforting and put a lot of stress on your body. It’s common for women to experience aches and pains throughout pregnancy. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of all pregnant women will suffer from lower back pain at some point during their pregnancy. But, while you may think it’s just a part of the overall experience, it doesn’t have to be. Prenatal chiropractic care targets the physical discomfort associated with pregnancy. If you are expecting and experiencing pain, learn how prenatal chiropractic care can help.
1. Improve Posture
As you may already know, many hormonal and physical changes occur in the body throughout pregnancy. For instance, when the baby gets heavier, your center of gravity shifts. And in turn, your posture adjusts. As a result of this change, you may start to experience back pain. Chiropractic care can help alleviate discomfort by realigning your spine and joints to accommodate these changes.
2. Relieve Pain
Besides relieving back pain, chiropractic care during pregnancy can help reduce neck and joint pain. And, with less pain, you’ll be able to practice another healthy pregnancy habit – exercise. Gentle exercises, like yoga, swimming, and walking, give you the energy boost you need during this demanding time. Further, without back, neck or joint pain, you can feel good moving about.
4. Prevent Intrauterine Constraint
Just as prenatal chiropractic care can help mom, it can also help the baby. In some cases, a misaligned pelvis can cause a complication known as an intrauterine constraint. This is an external force that prevents the baby from moving freely. And, it can cause birth defects. By aligning the pelvis, your chiropractor can help prevent this complication.
5. Better Delivery
You now know that an aligned pelvis helps prevent intrauterine constraint. But, did you know it can actually promote a safe delivery? When the pelvis is misaligned, it can make it difficult for your baby to get into the right position for delivery (i.e. rear-facing, head down). And so, a C-section may be necessary to get the baby out safely. However, by undergoing a chiropractic adjustment, you may be able to prevent this from happening.
6. Speed Up Labor
Believe it or not, prenatal chiropractic can actually reduce the amount of time you’re in labor. This is great news for mothers who wish to give birth naturally. Not to mention, quicker labor helps mom conserve energy and decrease discomfort. And, by speeding up labor, you have a better chance of delivering your child how you planned.
Visit Maryland Chiropractic & Physical Medicine
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free treatment to lessen pain during pregnancy. And, as you just learned, it also provides a host of other benefits that can help mom and baby thrive. Are you interested in prenatal chiropractic? Schedule a free consultation at our Edgewater, MD office. We offer same-day appointments to help you get the care you need. And, while we accept most major insurance plans, we also take on patients without insurance. In fact, we’ll work with you to find a payment plan that suits your needs. To learn more, call us at 443-294-6873 today.