Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can be very beneficial for expecting mothers. Numerous changes are now starting to develop once a woman’s body is now carrying a child – An increase in back curvature from a protruding abdomen, pelvic changes and postural adaptations. It is important to create and establish a pelvic balance and alignment during pregnancy. When the woman’s pelvis is misaligned it can make it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s birth plan of wanting a natural childbirth.
Some other potential benefits of having regular chiropractic care during pregnancy:
- Marinating a healthier pregnancy
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Preventing a possible caesarean delivery (C-Section)
I was recently asked if I would recommend an infant to see a chiropractor – I responded, certainly! Why? Because if you think about it, an infant goes through a lot of trauma when being delivered. This trauma can cause potential stress to the nervous system; by them seeing a chiropractor it allows the infant to be examined for any misalignment’s.
Some benefits of having your baby see a chiropractor:
- Reduce acid reflex
- Better quality sleep throughout the night
- Assist with developmental milestones like crawling and pulling themselves up
Not only should the infant see the chiropractor, so should the mother. Both are equally important. After delivery the ligaments in her body start to tighten up; this can take up to 8 months. Some women can experience pregnancy related sciatica (nerve pain) and pelvic pain. Not only is this occurring in the mother’s body but she is doing a lot of repetitive tasks to care for her baby. By getting chiropractic care post-partum allows the body to recover more successfully and also boost its immune system.
Remember that at Lifetime Wellness Center, we encourage you to bring your children. Our staff are all baby-friendly!
We look forward to seeing you soon.