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Five Benefits of Chiropractic Care That Can Help Pregnant Women

It is common for pregnant women to experience hip and back aches and pains. Here is why chiropractic care can alleviate some of that pain. First let’s discuss some of the safety concerns.

Are chiropractic treatments safe for pregnant women?

At Elmsford Chiropractic, our chiropractic care focuses on maintaining and adjusting the spine. As part of the treatment, pressure points are massaged to align misaligned joints. There is no surgery or drug involved in this practice.

It is recommended that pregnant women seek the approval of their doctor before visiting a chiropractor, despite the fact that chiropractic care is generally safe. This treatment is not recommended if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Ectopic pregnancy

  • Toxemia ranging from mild to severe

  • Placenta previa or abruption

  • Vaginal bleeding

Some chiropractors specialize in prenatal or postnatal care, but all can assist pregnant women. Chiropractic care has many health benefits for pregnant women. Let's examine some of them.

Here are some of the benefits for these soon-to-be mothers

1. In-utero constraint reduction

As a woman undergoes pregnancy, her relaxin level increases. While the mother is moving, the relaxin hormone relaxes ligaments in the body, enabling the baby to assume the correct position.

This is known as subluxation. Pregnant women have a slower pelvic movement because a baby's position cannot be changed when its ligaments are too stressed to relax, causing in-utero constraint.

This condition can be prevented with chiropractic care. In addition to reducing strain on the mother's body, it also provides the baby with freedom of movement. As a result of this practice, the baby's head drops, which prepares it for delivery.

2. Timely labor

By aligning the spine and joints, chiropractic care prepares mom's body for giving birth. Labor times are shortened as a result. In order for a smooth birth to occur, the mother's posture needs to be corrected to establish a link between her nervous system and the body.

3. Lower back pain reduced

Due to extra weight, lower back pain is a common symptom of pregnancy. Due to added weight, the spine deals with many changes to accommodate the baby.

Most back pain related to pregnancy is often caused by these changes. With the growth of the baby, the pain only gets worse. As the baby develops, chiropractic care can maintain the natural curve of the spine.

4. Pregnancy symptoms can be reduced with chiropractic care

Pregnant women also experience vomiting in addition to lower back pain, disjointed pelvic regions, and nausea.

The benefits of chiropractic care can alleviate morning sickness. It is possible to get relief from nausea and vomiting due to pinched nerves or misaligned vertebrae by getting chiropractic care. Gently adjusting and caring for your body will ensure that everything is well.

5. Relieves postpartum symptoms after child birth

Our chiropractors are not only beneficial during pregnancy but can also help during the stages of postpartum. The body will recover quicker if it is adjusted prior to, or immediately after, giving birth.

In addition to improving the alignment and flexibility of women's spines, physical therapy stimulates their nervous systems, helping them remain healthy, balanced, and functional.

It’s important to find a pregnancy chiropractor that can make the joy of giving birth as painless and stress-free as possible. Click here to make your appointment now!

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