Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Many women experience back pain from mild or general types of pain even before they become pregnant. Hence, pregnancy is not impossible to lead to a lot of wear and tear on the spine. Another thing that can contribute to back pain is hormonal changes. It also affects the feeling of back pain. The pelvic bones and lower back take the most pressure, so pregnant women often feel lower back pain. A pelvis that is outside of alignment can limit the amount of space intended for the growing baby. If there is an external obstruction to the developing baby’s normal movements, it may lead to birth defects.

Misaligned pelvis poses complications and difficulty in delivery. Since it is out of alignment, it will be difficult for the baby to propel into the best position to be born, rear-facing, head down. This prevents the women’s ability to deliver the baby in natural and non-invasive birth. A balanced pelvis lowers the possibility of your baby moving into a breach or dorsal position. Non-optimal birthing position can lead to a longer and more complicated delivery. Regular visits to a chiropractor while pregnant can help address these issues. Chiropractic care is beneficial to the baby.

Chiropractic rehabilitation is safe for pregnant women and can help relieve the pressure and pain that they feel. It is effective practice during pregnancy as it can help manage pain in the back, hips, and joints and improve pelvic balance. It gives the baby enough space throughout the pregnancy, leading to faster, easier labor and delivery. According to a study, 75 percent of pregnant women who received chiropractic care found relief from pain. Besides finding relief, adjustment can improve their health and help their body be more relaxed for labor.

If you are pregnant or plan to start a family soon, a consultation with a licensed chiropractor would be very beneficial.

Throughout the phases of pregnancy, chiropractic care can help mother and baby achieve an optimally working nervous system.

Preconception

Chiropractic care prepares the body to be as strong, supple, and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.

During pregnancy

Physiological and endocrinological changes occur during pregnancy when creating the environment for the developing baby.

  • Healthier pregnancy
  • Ease symptoms of nausea
  • Reduce the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieve back, neck, TMJ, or other joint pain
  • Supports vaginal birth through pelvic alignment and optimal fetal positioning

Some physical changes that can result in a misaligned spine or joints:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations
  • Change in gait

Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is a big reason to have regular chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned, it can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint.

Labor & Birth

Chiropractic care can help assure optimum biomechanics of the hips and spine to reduce the need for interventions during the birth process.

Post-partum

Even natural births can stress a mother’s and baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and cannot comfortably turn its head to one side. Mom’s body changes dramatically after birth. Dr. Sierra, a chiropractor of Bypass North Venice, FL, uses special approaches to make adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.

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