There are many hormonal and physical changes you’ll experience during pregnancy. Some of these will impact your posture and comfort. As your baby becomes heavier, your center of gravity shifts and your posture adjusts accordingly. That’s why chiropractic care during pregnancy is an important part of your prenatal care routine.
Why chiropractic care during pregnancy is important
The physical changes from pregnancy put pressure on the joints and cause a subluxation. Subluxations during pregnancy can restrict the amount of space for the baby in the womb as well as alter the best positioning for delivery.
Chiropractic care helps with more than the skeletal system during pregnancy. It also helps with the nervous system. Adjustments can help alleviate morning sickness, headaches and migraines and any added stress that may occur during pregnancy.
Chiropractic adjustments help reduce back pain and maintain balance
Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, but it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible throughout your pregnancy. Chiropractic care may lead to faster labor and delivery.
Adjustments designed to re-establish balance and alignment to your pelvis and spine will do more than make you feel better in everyday movement. Chiropractic care can help eliminate frequent illnesses as the nervous system strengthens the signals that are sent to your brain.
Chiropractic care for babies is also crucial to everyday health.
From birth, babies are subluxated as the labor and delivery experience is extremely stressful on the skeletal and nervous system. Adjustments will help with sleeping, acid reflux and building a strong immune system. Your chiropractor can also show you effective stretches for relieving tension and easing comfort.
Bumps to babies… chiropractic helps
If you have any questions about chiropractic care during pregnancy or at any other time, reach out to your local AlignLife Chiropractor or if you’re in the Springfield, Illinois area, call us at (217) 787-7500 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryne Willey.