What is Chiropractic Pregnancy Care?
Chiropractic care promotes good spinal alignment, but it can also help prepare a woman for delivery by strengthening and stretching muscles. As the pregnancy progresses, the pelvic ligaments gradually loosen; although this is normal, it affects posture and spinal alignment. As the abdomen grows larger and protrudes, it can increase the normal spinal curve and cause back pain. Chiropractic care can provide comfort through spinal adjustments during pregnancy.
Why is Chiropractic Pregnancy Care Necessary?
Many changes occur during pregnancy, including changes in a woman's gait and posture as her abdomen enlarges. Her center of gravity also shifts, and as she compensates for these changes, it can cause stress on the musculoskeletal system. In addition, her hormonal balance changes, especially as delivery nears, and some hormones will affect the muscles or ligaments. Chiropractic care can help resolve these issues through spinal and joint alignments.
Is Special Training Required?
Pregnancy care is a normal part of a chiropractor’s training. Dr. Benson has had more extensive training in this area and regularly helps pregnant clients.
What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Pregnancy Care?
In addition to correcting any spinal alignment problems, chiropractic treatment may be able to help in the early stages of pregnancy when a woman has morning sickness by promoting optimum nervous system function. Chiropractors can also give nutritional advice. When the pelvis is balanced, breech (baby born feet first) births are less likely. Chiropractic treatment can also help with back or joint pain and sciatica as the pregnancy progresses. Exercises to promote an easier delivery are another tool in the chiropractic toolbox.
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