Seeking Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, you may not realize the role that a chiropractor can play in your prenatal care. To start, it can help your pelvic alignment and balance, which can reduce discomfort and help the baby get in better alignment for birth. If your pelvis is misaligned, it can reduce the amount of room the baby has in order to prepare to enter the birth canal. Without a good position for the baby, birth can be stressful on both the baby and the mom. Here are some more benefits of seeking a chiropractor when you're pregnant.  

Changes in a Woman's Body

As you have already determined, when you are pregnant, your body goes through significant changes. Walking, sleeping and even sitting can become extremely uncomfortable. So a chiropractor can help with stretching or basic manipulation and other exercise that can help alleviate some of the discomfort felt when pregnant. Even after pregnancy when you're learning to carry your baby around in a car seat can cause significant discomfort and changes on your body.

Your spine becomes a victim from your pregnancy as well. When you are pregnant, your body produces extra hormones that work to relax your ligaments. Without these hormones, your baby's head would not be able to fit through your pelvis area. But these hormones don't just focus on the birth area, so a loose-limbed body can leave you feeling a little too relaxed or clumsily. A chiropractor can help you maintain your center of gravity, as well as keep you strong. 

It's also believed that seeking chiropractic care can also help reduce the severity of morning sickness, as well as reduce your chances of having a miscarriage.

Know Before You Go

When looking for a chiropractor while you're pregnant, you want to be sure to find one that specializes in working with pregnant women, as pregnancy requires a different type of care from your chiropractor.

When you are receiving treatment, know that your chiropractor will probably lay on a table that's made for pregnant women in order to keep the pressure off of your stomach area. They will work with you to ensure your comfort level at all times, and if you are experiencing any pain or issues during treatment, they will work with you to determine the cause of the pain, and how you can alleviate it. If you're looking for a way to feel stronger and more prepared to give birth, seek chiropractic care today.