Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is often regarded as one of the most beautiful, life-changing experiences during a woman’s life. Nonetheless, many mothers recall pregnancy being incredibly physically-difficult on the body.
Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body experiences tremendous change to nurture the new, young life blossoming within. Back and neck pain, swelling, inflammation, nausea, fatigue, and different types of body aches are common symptoms associated with pregnancy. Some women experience more intense or severe symptoms than others; these can gravely affect their moods, well-being, mental health, and day-to-day functions.
It is often difficult to navigate such a significant and vulnerable period of time, with the body becoming more susceptible to stress, pain, and discomfort. However, studies such as this one published in the National Library of Medicine suggest that a majority of women can benefit from prenatal chiropractor treatments throughout their pregnancies.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Prenatal chiropractic treatments are a type of chiropractic treatment designed to benefit pregnant women, regardless of their age, health, or pregnancy symptoms.
Is it Safe to See a Chiropractor While Pregnant?
Absolutely! Professional chiropractor services are highly safe, effective, and often comforting for pregnant women. Besides reestablishing your pelvic balance, visiting the chiropractor can also help relieve a slew of other pregnancy symptoms, such as reducing morning sickness, foot swelling, and pregnancy-induced back pain. It can also pave the way for an easier childbirth. We encourage most pregnant women to schedule a consultation with a professional local chiropractor.
How Does a Chiropractor Reduce Morning Sickness?
A chiropractor can help pregnant women reduce symptoms of extreme nausea and morning sickness by performing spine realignment services that improve the functionality of the nervous system. This servicing helps stabilize some of the hormones known to induce vomiting and gradually reduces symptoms of morning sickness.
Can a Chiropractor Help with Swollen Feet?
Since pregnancy often releases an increased amount of hormones, fluids, and blood, swollen feet tend to be a common symptom. We offer spinal adjustments and foot massages that help expecting mothers relieve pressure and build up support in this area. Additionally, our nutritional counseling services can help pregnant women decrease the amount of inflammation and excess fluid in their bodies, therefore helping to reduce the swelling of their feet.
How Nutrition Affects Pregnancy
Infants begin receiving nutrition while still inside their mothers’ wombs, so it is vital that the mother consumes a nutritionally balanced diet during pregnancy. At Imperium, we go above and beyond other nearby chiropractic centers with our nutritional counseling services. Our certified experts specialize in nutritional counseling for pregnant women and the general populace alike. We provide resources such as recipes, cookbooks, and grocery shopping lists packed with dietary and health benefits. Click here to read more about why nutrition is so important for even the general population.
Can a Chiropractor Help with Back Pain During Pregnancy?
Yes! Pregnancy often requires a tremendous amount of pressure, weight, and energy from the body. Regular chiropractic adjustments can assist pregnant women with maintaining a strong back and pelvic floor, building a stronger immune system defense, and easing some of their chronic back pain.
Chiropractic Adjustment for Pregnancy: Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is well-known for its gentleness and being one of the most common chiropractic services for pregnant women. It is a chiropractic adjustment that focuses on analyzing and readjusting the sacrum so that it becomes correctly aligned with the pelvis. The technique can also be used in non-pregnancy chiropractor services since it assists with easing neuro-biomechanical functions in the pelvis and reduces the likelihood of painful chronic conditions linked to dysfunctional joints within the spine.
The Best Position for Childbirth
Prenatal chiropractic care also assists with corrective infant positioning, resulting in relatively easier, faster, and safer childbirth, with the infant being more likely to be born head first. Additionally, it can reduce the possibility of requiring a C-section or experiencing long, painful labor. Maintaining regular chiropractic appointments throughout pregnancy is an ideal solution to ensure both mother and baby remain healthy during this precious time.
How Often Should I Go to the Chiropractor While Pregnant?
During early pregnancy, most women are advised to seek chiropractic care around once per month. Here is an estimated schedule of recommended chiropractic visits during normal pregnancy:
- First trimester: Once a month
- Second trimester: Once every 2 to 3 weeks
- Third Trimester: Once a week
In addition to prenatal chiropractic services, we also recommend new mothers continue with postnatal chiropractic treatments after the baby is born. These services can help ease any discomfort you may experience after childbirth, ensure your body heals the right way, and help you feel comfortable with your body during the process. Whether you are expecting your firstborn or an additional family member to your household, you deserve the most comfortable, healthy, and vibrant pregnancy possible.
Schedule Your Prenatal/Postnatal Appointment Today
Even if you didn’t participate in prenatal chiropractic services during pregnancy, you could still reap the benefits of our postnatal chiropractic care. Schedule your prenatal/postnatal consultation with Imperium Health Center Littleton today: