During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes several physiological and endocrinological changes. These changes take place in order to create a suitable environment for the developing baby. As these changes take place, the mother often can experience pelvic changes, postural adaptations and increased back pain due to a protruding abdomen.
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is important during the pregnancy process. A misaligned pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby and may make it difficult for the baby to get into the optimal position for delivery. This can lead to a breach position of the baby and increase the likelihood of cesarean section during delivery. Additionally, spinal adjustments positively influence the nervous system which supplies communication to the reproductive system helping to insure a healthy and successful pregnancy.
Further benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Limiting back, neck and joint pain
- Decreasing the risk of cesarean section
If you are interested in learning more about if chiropractic care is right for you, talk to your primary health care provider or schedule a time to talk with one our doctors.