Chiropractic Care for Every Stage of Your PregnancyMay 8, 2017
Studies show that over half of expectant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy. Pregnancy causes incredible strain on the body, including the spine, from conception until delivery and even after. The excellent chiropractic care at Van Ness can relive much of this discomfort, providing the mother with a natural alternative to medication. Did you know that prenatal chiropractic care does so much more than simply relieve back, neck and joint pain? Frequent adjustments throughout pregnancy can control symptoms of nausea, reduce the time in labor and prevent cesarean delivery. Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin are specially trained in prenatal chiropractic care and are here to make your pregnancy happier and healthier. Read on to learn about chiropractic care for every stage of your pregnancy.
Chiropractic Care for Every Stage of Your Pregnancy
Chiropractic Care Before Pregnancy
Are you trying to conceive? A balanced body provides a better environment for conception. Chiropractic adjustments ensure that all reproductive organs are receiving proper nerve supply. Fertility issues are often related to malfunction of the nervous system. Adjustments can also help regulate menstrual cycles. Your entire body depends on your nervous system, so when trying to conceive, you should remove any type of interference with this complex communication system.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy are numerous, affecting your comfort, balance and overall wellness. As the baby grows, the center of gravity within the mother’s body shifts, placing stress on the pelvis. A pelvis that is not in line restricts the amount of room that the baby has to grow. This common issue is called intrauterine constraint. If the pelvis is not realigned, there is a greater chance that the baby will be born breech. Intrauterine constraint may also lead to caesarean delivery, which is why expecting mothers should be seen frequently by their chiropractor, especially as their due date approaches.
Pregnant women often experience back pain throughout their pregnancy due to the gaining of weight. This weight can cause a curve in the back. Poor posture, when sustained for long periods of time, can become permanent if it is not treated. Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin can restore alignment of the spine to improve posture and decrease unpleasant pain. Treating back pain through chiropractic care is a holistic alternative to taking pain medications.
Chiropractic care prepares the body for the delivery of the baby by maintaining the health of the nervous system. The body can only operate properly when the nervous system is functioning well. Time in labor can be reduced when everything inside the body is working exactly as it should be. Delivery times may also be shortened.
Chiropractic Care After Pregnancy
After the incredible strain of pregnancy and delivery, the body must recover. The experienced chiropractors at Van Ness can encourage the healing process and speed up your recovery. It is important to continue to maintain the healthy communication of the nervous system. Mothers are considered “post-partum” from a biomechanical aspect for a whole year. Hormones from the pregnancy may still be left in the body, affecting your joints, spine and pelvis. It takes time and treatment to regain strength in ligaments and joints. Here at Van Ness Chiropractic, we also provide advice concerning proper posture for breast feeding, the safest way to lift your baby and other objects, so as not to injure the back, and much more.
We want to make your pregnancy as painless as possible, contributing to the health of both you and your child. Reach out to us today so that we can start planning your prenatal chiropractic care today. Give us a call at 847-842-8070 or contact us here.