What Pregnant Women Need to Know About Chiropractic Care

PregnancyWhile there may be some debate to whether or not chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy, many experts and doctors agree that it is. Majority of chiropractors are trained and experienced in handling pregnant patients. Not only has chiropractic care been proven safe for pregnant ladies, but it has also been proven highly beneficial.

Chiropractic Training

As previously mentioned, almost all chiropractors have training involving the proper methods to use for pregnant women. Some chiropractors seek additional training which focuses on prenatal chiropractic care. Techniques that avoid pressure on the abdomen are one of the most important things the pregnancy training teaches. Generally tables made to adjust to the body of pregnant women will be used to ensure their comfort. The chiropractor also learns stretches and exercises that are safe during pregnancy to teach to the women they treat. Be sure any chiropractor you consider is well trained in these type of techniques to ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Reasons To Have Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy

There are several physical changes that your body undergoes when you become pregnant. These changes can wreak havoc on your back, neck, and joints. Since your body has to grow a 6-10 pound baby, you can be sure that there will be some rearranging going on inside your body. Hips are widened and weight is gained, among many other things. While all of this is healthy and necessary for baby, it can cause a lot of back and joint pain for moms.

By seeking the services of a chiropractor you will be able to reduce pain and discomfort caused by these physical changes. The chiropractor will perform a pelvic alignment which is very important for the baby. Pelvic realignment creates more growing room for the baby and promotes a healthy pregnancy. Pregnant women who received regular chiropractic treatment during their pregnancies were less likely to have a C-section or breech baby.

Consult a Physician

The best way to decide if you need chiropractic care is by consulting your primary physician or OBGYN. Most physicians are beginning to refer pregnant women to chiropractors in their areas. You want to give your body the chance to have a healthy and natural birth by all means.

 

Remember to always consult your chiropractor or physician before taking any health advice.

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