Chiropractor and Pregnancy

Along with the joys of bringing a new child into the world pregnancy comes with many aches and pains. There are no known contradictions to chiropractic care through out pregnancy. The most common symptoms are morning sickness, lower back pain and sciatica. Chiropractic care is a great way to ease many aches and pains you experience during this major milestone in your life.

Aches and Pains during Pregnancy
Pregnancy does not have to be a chore. It can be an enjoyable and relatively pain free experience. A common way people get relief from pain is by taking drugs.  However, many drugs are not safe for pregnant women to take. Many changes happen when the mother and baby are growing.  A major change is the altered posture due to the mother’s growing belly. Chiropractic utilizes exercises, manual muscle work, and gentle adjustments to restore normal function to your spine.

Back pain in Pregnancy
Proper instructions on everyday bio-mechanics is a vital part of chiropractic care. It is also wise even if you do not have any lower back pain to make sure your spine is aligned as wellPregnancy Aches in NJ as your muscles and ligaments are relaxed. This takes stress off the uterus and allows more room for the baby to grow and develop throughout the pregnancy.

Prenatal Chiropractic
It is thought that specific sacral misalignment may cause the tightening and torsion of certain pelvic muscles and ligaments.  With this tension on the muscles and ligaments and their torque effect on the uterus, it may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the proper birthing position. This is called the Webster-Breech technique that has been used for years. The baby should be head down in the vertex position ready for delivery at the 7th month marker.  This prepares the mother’s pelvis and the baby’s head for the birthing process, allowing for a less stressful delivery. Obstetric literature states that chiropractic care throughout the length of gestation prevents possible dystocia (difficult birth).

Why a chiropractor during pregnancy
There are no known contradictions to chiropractic care through out pregnancy. You might be wondering is it safe to go to a chiropractor while pregnant? The answer is not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, its also highly beneficial. Getting regularly adjusted while pregnant is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine that comes along with the weight gain.  Besides making you feel better during pregnancy, getting regular chiropractic adjustments can also help control nausea and has even been linked to reducing the amount of time some women spend in labor.

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