Services: Chiropractic During Pregnancy
Pregnancy and birth need our respect – not intervention. Chiropractic is a natural approach to life and health which helps the mother gain trust in her body’s own ability to accomplish this incredible, innate unfoldment.
More and more mothers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. They appreicate the chiropractor’s respect for the body’s natural design and function. Supportive care providers, regained trust in the body and the whole health benefits of chiropractic are being recognized as vital ingredients to a healthier pregnancy and an overall easier birth.
A large percentage of pregnant women experience low back pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby, making it difficult for the body to adapt. Preexisting, unnoticed imbalances in your spine become stressed during pregnancy. These pronounced discomforts make it difficult to perform routine daily activities, often due to pain. As the baby develops, the uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth of the baby. When the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If the pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition called intra-uterine constraint. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position of the baby will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis may occur because the baby’s space was cramped in utero.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate the causes of stress in your spine and pelvis. Chiropractic care can decrease labor time.
If there is intra-uterine constraint as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, often times intra-uterine constraint prevents the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or even more traumatically, present in the posterior or the breech position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down labor, adding pain and distress to both the mother and the baby. Many women have been told that their babies were too big, or labor “just slowed down,” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Frequently, avoidable interventions are implemented, turning a natural process into an operative one. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and prevent intra-uterine constraint, allowing for the optimal birth position.