Pregnant women join the increasing number of patients who seek chiropractic care, as they realize its importance not only for them but also for their unborn baby.
Pregnancy takes so much strength from a woman. Endocrinological, psychological and physical changes take place leaving the pregnant woman excited, exhausted, depressed, irritated and other emotions that battle within her. Such emotions are brought not only because of the physical and hormonal changes but also of the pain that she experiences. As the baby grows inside the womb, it is understandable that it increases in weight, which a woman has to bear. Such weight strains his spine, which is why you commonly see a woman holding on to her hip to do a bit of stretch. This also leads for the woman to develop curvature on her spine. Curvatures on her spine due to subluxations lead to increased lower back pains. Some even experience loss of balance. Subluxations on the spine can give an expectant mother a hard time during her conception as well as during delivery.
To cope up with her pregnancy and impending delivery, a pregnant woman must seek the help of a chiropractor, who can give her pre-and peri-natal chiropractic care.
The benefits of chiropractic care to a pregnant woman are as follows:
1. Chiropractic care assures her of a healthy pregnancy. 2. Chiropractic care helps her to manage pregnancy symptoms and other conditions associated to it. 3. Chiropractic care helps ease labor pains in order to have a smooth and quick delivery. 4. Chiropractic care relieves her of neck, back and joint pains. 5. Chiropractic care helps her to have a normal delivery. 6. Chiropractors give her pointers on how to deal with delivery pains. 7. Chiropractic care lessens labor time by aligning her pelvis so she can have more flexibility in her range of motions. Short labor time frees the child from trauma that occurs during the birthing process.
The stage of her gestation will dictate the intensity of treatment that will be given. Aside from chiropractic manipulations, a pregnant woman is also advised to do some stretching and exercises. This is recommended to help her to keep fit during her pregnancy. With chiropractic treatment, mothers get to have a healthy spine; thus, the baby gets to have more freedom to move in her womb.
Although more associated with back and neck pains, chiropractic care can actually treat other ailments assuring the patient of flexibility in his motions and enjoying a pain-free life.