Many women who have experienced pregnancy are aware of the fatigue, nausea, back pain, and other health concerns that occur. Pregnancy comes with many physiological and physical changes as the body prepares by creating a healthy environment for the baby’s growth. This process may also increase the mother’s risk of long labor or developing severe complications such as C-section delivery or breech birth. Fortunately, seeing a chiropractor can reduce such strenuous symptoms and women may be able to experience healthier pregnancies and birth outcomes.
Nausea or morning sickness is the most common pregnancy symptom. It can cause considerable discomfort during a woman’s first trimester. Seeing a chiropractor may reduce the urge to vomit by improving the function of the entire nervous system. They will do this through different spinal realignment adjustments. The alignment helps hormones achieve a healthy balance to eliminate or reduce the severity of nausea.
The body produces relaxin, a hormone that relaxes ligaments and joints in the pelvic area. Some women experience pain in their spines as the supporting ligaments are looser and more fragile. Consistent chiropractic adjustments can relieve back pain which results in the release of relaxin.
Postural problems can also cause back pain for many pregnant women. Poor posture can occur due to the increased belly weight that can unintentionally curve your back. Regular chiropractic adjustments correct your posture and relieve the curvature of the spine.
Breech position is when the baby has not turned head down at the time of labor. As a result, this can lead to complications such as C-section delivery, cord prolapse, and difficult vaginal delivery. Chiropractic care during pregnancy stabilizes pelvic balance. As a result, it gives the baby enough room for movement into its correct delivery position.
Smooth labor and delivery may not be the experience for every woman. Regular chiropractic adjustments ensure the proper alignment of the hips, spine, and pelvis. They also help facilitate the optimal functioning of the nerves which control the dilating and contracting of the cervix during labor and delivery. Therefore, easier labor and delivery may be possible if the nerves are in optimal health.
Chiropractic care is entirely safe during pregnancy, but there may be some circumstances that can disqualify it.
Ideally, visit your doctor to get their approval before you proceed. Your specialist may not recommend chiropractic care if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding. They will also discourage it in cases such as ectopic pregnancy, placenta abruption, or placenta previa. Chiropractic care is also not ideal for you if you have moderate to severe toxemia.
For more benefits of seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy, visit Quantum Chiropractic at our office in Sacramento, California. Call us at (916) 616-1595 to schedule an appointment today.