5 Benefits of Chiropractic for Pregnant Women

   There is no doubt that when a woman is pregnant, their body will go through many changes so that it prepares to create the perfect environment for the development of the baby. These kind of physiological and endocrinological changes can affect the body leaving it loose-limbed with back pain, pelvic pain, high blood pressure, imbalanced hormones, and nausea. The safest method to minimize these symptoms is through gentle chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments in pregnant women have no contraindications, which means it is completely safe to do. In fact, all chiropractors are trained to adjust pregnant women. Here are a few examples of why pregnant women would benefit from receiving chiropractic care. 

 

  • It Relieves Back, Neck, and Joint Pain

All pregnant mothers will have some sort of spinal and/or pelvic misalignment that will cause pain. Misalignments interfere with nerve transmission which can be detrimental to the physical health of the mother.

  • Maintains a Healthier Pregnancy

Most pregnant women go through pregnancy in a lot of pain and believe that pain relief is not possible. It is becoming more and more common for pregnant women to turn to chiropractic care as a way to ease pregnancy symptoms.

  • Eases Labor and Reduces Delivery Time

Studies have proven that pregnant women who received chiropractic care during their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor when compared to another group who received no chiropractic care. 

  • Adjustments can Control Nausea

Many women who are pregnant have reported less frequent episodes of nausea or morning sickness after receiving an adjustment.  

  • May Prevent a C-Section

Because of gentle chiropractic care, the physical experience of delivery greatly improves be comforting labor pains and reducing complications of child birth, including those in which may lead to cesarean section.

It is difficult to ignore the great benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women, even more so because it is safe to do. Having an optimal fetal position results in a more comfortable pregnancy which can be achieved with regular chiropractic care.