Pregnant mothers attend quite regular OBGYN checkups. So the last place you might want to go is another medical office! But we have some good news for those who are expecting: Maternity chiropractic care can do wonders to help pregnant women stay more comfortable and even enjoy happier outcomes.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 75 percent of pregnant women suffer from musculoskeletal problems, such as low back pain and pelvic pain. We tend to view this discomfort as “normal”, because the body produces a chemical called relaxin to help relax and open up the pelvis. Yes, it will help the baby to pass through the birth canal when the time comes, but the downside is that loosening joints and ligaments can lead to a lot of pain.
And on top of that, pregnant women are carrying around 25, 30, or even more extra pounds than usual. This can lead to malpositioning of the spine. It’s no wonder these patients say they’re miserable!
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Regular chiropractic adjustments can restore the spine to its proper alignment, helping to alleviate back pain. Maternity chiropractic care helps mothers feel happier and more able to cope with the increasing discomforts of pregnancy.
But the benefits don’t stop there. Maternity chiropractic care actually creates optimal conditions within the pelvis, so that the baby can more easily maneuver into the correct position for delivery. When Baby is head-down and positioned just right in the womb, he can move through the pelvis more efficiently during labor.
To learn more about how maternity chiropractic care can help you enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy and possibly even an easier delivery, call us to schedule an appointment. We will explain chiropractic adjustments in more detail, and demonstrate how regular care can lead to a better outcome for both you and your child.