Chiropractic care should be an essential part of a pregnant woman’s healthcare regimen. Her systems and organs are now providing for two and their optimal function is critical for the baby’s healthy development. The mother’s spine and pelvis undergo many changes and adaptations to compensate for the growing baby and the risk of interference to her nervous system is increased. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy works by enhancing nervous system function providing greater health potential for both the mother and baby.
Chiropractic care through pregnancy is extremely safe. We can look at the implications of subluxation from a biomechanical, hormonal and neurological standpoint. It is easy for all of us to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (also known as the “waddle.”). What we can’t see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby – all of which are controlled and coordinated by the nervous system.
Chiropractic care can help you and your baby achieve a healthier pregnancy. It is gentle and safe. Healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery and a better transition for the baby into life outside the womb.
Another great reason for chiropractic care during pregnancy is that it is drugless! Drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter, can harm the growing fetus.
Patients have received adjustments through the entire pregnancy even during labor!
Not at all. Periodic spinal check-ups during pregnancy should be as common as periodic weight check-ups.
Newborns have been given spinal check-ups and adjustments, if needed.
ALL pregnant women need Chiropractic care.
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