First-time mom? Fourth-time mom? It doesn’t really matter when it comes to chiropractic care. All expecting mamas will benefit from getting regular adjustments. In fact, you may be surprised by the impact an adjustment can make on your pregnancy.
Adjustments During Pregnancy
Regular adjustments are a part of an overall healthy pregnancy. Right alongside drinking plenty of water, eating your greens, and taking your prenatal vitamins should be visits to your favorite chiropractor. Here are some convincing reasons why:
Back Pain Relief
As your body makes room for growing baby, you’ll experience tension and strain especially in your back. The weight of the baby as she grows messes with your posture and can cause severe pain in some cases. Regular adjustments will help your body to stay in alignment or correct any issues that pop up during pregnancy.
Eased Pregnancy Symptoms
Morning (or evening or all day) sickness doesn’t have to be a given in pregnancy. If your nausea and vomiting is even partially related to a pinched nerve, an adjustment can seriously relieve the symptoms. Beyond that, adjustments directly impact your nervous system. When your spine is in alignment, your body functions optimally which means less aches and pains, better sleep, and simply feeling good.
The goal of chiropractic care is to put your body into proper alignment, allowing it to heal itself. You’re creating a healthy body with each adjustment. With how intimately connected mom and baby are during pregnancy, when mommy is healthy, baby has the best opportunity to be healthy as well.
When your spine is out of sorts, your baby could be, too. Misalignment could actually reduce the space your baby has to grow, hindering her ability to get into position for birth. Proper pelvic alignment allows for baby to naturally get into the correct position. This could prevent an unnecessary cesarean section or a dangerous birth situation.
Easier and Quicker Labor
You read that right – regular adjustments can make labor quicker and easier! Do you really need any other reasons to visit your chiropractor while you’re pregnant? This one takes the cake. With your hips and spine in healthy alignment and your baby in ideal position, you and baby are primed for a smooth delivery.
Adjustments After Pregnancy
Now that you’re cuddling your sweet bundle of joy outside of your body, chiropractic care is just as important as it was before. Even though you probably just experienced a beautifully smooth delivery, baby may still need a little adjustment after squeezing through such a tiny space. You could certainly use an adjustment as well.
Continuing to visit your chiropractor will help your body stay in alignment as your ligaments tighten up again. Carrying and feeding baby can do a number on your posture. Even as baby grows into toddlerhood and beyond, keep your mama body in tip top shape by never missing a chiropractor appointment!
Contact Us Today!
The Webster Technique is a unique adjustment specifically geared toward pregnant women. Dr. Hendricks is one of the only chiropractors in Northern Indiana to be certified in this special technique. Give us a call today to set up an appointment, and give yourself and your baby the opportunity for a healthier and happier pregnancy!