Chiropractic during Pregnancy is very beneficial to a mother and her changing body. Chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women and use special techniques that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen. Positioning of an adjustment may also be different as a mother may be uncomfortable while laying on their stomach.
During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur as the body prepares for the growing and developing baby. Chiropractic care can promote pelvic balance and alignment.
Often times, as a woman grows she notices back pain or experiences discomfort from a misaligned spine or joints. A growing belly can create an increased back curve, postural adaptations and even pelvic changes. If a women receives regular adjustments she is less likely to experience these discomforts.
A misaligned pelvis can also result in restrictions, the baby may experience trouble getting in the optimal, head down position during the last trimester. This can effect a mother’s wish to have a natural vaginal delivery. Both breech and posterior positions may be reasons for a c-section. Many chiropractors are trained in Webster’s technique. This technique focuses on pelvic balance in pregnancy and can often help turn a baby into optimal position.
Chiropractic care has many benefits during pregnancy and may even help some women maintain a healthier pregnancy by getting regular adjustments. If you are expecting and would like more information related to Pregnancy or Newborn Chiropractic contact our office at 732-345-1377.