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Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment?

Many people are becoming more aware of the benefits of chiropractic care, and regular chiropractic adjustments. However, some may be surprised to know that such services are just as beneficial for expectant mothers.

But why book a prenatal chiropractic adjustment? Could getting an adjustment while pregnant harm the baby?

Short answer: NO! As long as you see a reputable chiropractor, such as our board certified chiropractors with Mobile Wellness Care, who are trained in techniques made for pregnant women, you’ll reap many benefits. Let’s look at why you should book a prenatal chiropractic adjustment.


Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment?

As your belly starts to grow, so will your spinal curvature. The placenta will also begin secreting higher amounts of relaxin, a hormone that helps your cervix dilate when the time comes.

Before labor, relaxin will also help loosen the ligaments and allow your pelvis to soften, accommodating vaginal birth. While this is good for childbirth, having loose ligaments may result in pelvic pain, hip pain and sacroiliac dysfunction.

Chiropractic adjustments help realign the spine and joints affected during  pregnancy. When you combine regular adjustments and other forms of therapy,  like acupuncture, chiropractor-recommended stretching and hot or cold therapy, you can experience relief from your pain, muscle tension, and other aches.

In addition to that, there are additional benefits to chiropractic care, such as:

Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment

Restoring Pelvic Balance

This benefit is crucial for expectant mothers worried about their little ones staying in a breech position prior to labor.  Evidence shows that chiropractic adjustments can help maintain pelvic balance, allowing babies to move freely into the appropriate pre-birth position.

When you have a misaligned pelvis, it also limits your baby’s space in the womb. This makes it more difficult for your little one to move to the desired position for a smooth delivery, which can affect your ability to deliver naturally. Chiropractic care can restore pelvic balance to maximize space for your baby, preventing a C-section.

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that chiropractors reported an 82% success rate for moving babies from their breech position.


Improve Your Comfort and Energy

Chiropractic adjustments will help with your spine, ligaments, and pelvis, which results in decreased discomfort and pain throughout the pregnancy. It can also restore balance to your body and nervous system, lowering your fatigue.

As a result, you’ll have even more energy to continue your day comfortably, staying healthy until it’s time to give birth!

Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment

Reducing Nausea and Back Pain

Two of the most prevalent pregnancy symptoms are nausea and back pain. Many women are plagued by morning sickness and nausea during pregnancy, while back pain is caused by the joints and ligaments loosening up.

With chiropractic adjustments throughout your pregnancy, you can experience relief from back pain, along with reduced nausea. Chiropractors address these issues by focusing on realigning your spine, which can help with back pain and improve nervous system function for balanced hormones. In addition, chiropractic adjustments may help improve any digestive issues causing nausea or constipation while you’re pregnant.


Better Chances of a Smoother Delivery

Many women who visit chiropractors throughout their pregnancies say that the birthing process is much easier. That is probably because regular chiropractic adjustments help keep one’s spine, pelvis, and hips in correct alignment.

In addition to reducing back pain during delivery, a properly functioning nervous system, the body can control contractions easier, resulting in a smoother delivery. It might even reduce the time spent in labor and delivery!


Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment

Improve Sleep and Posture

Many pregnant women experience poor sleep posture, which leads to pain and restlessness. As a result, numerous women receive far less sleep than they should. Chiropractors can perform techniques and provide tips for their clients to improve their sleep posture so they can enjoy a good night’s rest.

Furthermore, as the fetus grows, the center of gravity shifts for the mom, resulting in posture and balance issues. Chiropractic adjustments can help maintain a straight back for improved posture support. This also prevents long-term back pain and the risk of injuries.


Prevent Injury

Chiropractic care helps pregnant women maintain better balance, stability and flexibility. Doing so helps reduce the chances of injuries as pregnant woman adapts to their ever-changing bodies. Experts can help you move better and keep in harmony as you experience these physical changes through regular chiropractic adjustments.


Better Recovery After Pregnancy

Chiropractic adjustments allow your body to heal and recover more quickly as you begin this new chapter of your life with your body in better balance.

If you continue regular chiropractic care, you can also prevent further injuries as you bend to lift your newborn, push strollers, lift car seats and hold your new baby for extended periods.

If you’re still hesitant over any potential dangers involved with chiropractic adjustments, know that the American Pregnancy Association finds no reasons to avoid chiropractic while pregnant.  Just make sure you book a chiropractor trained in prenatal techniques. Additionally, you can talk with your OB-GYN for approval, and once given the go signal, you may begin chiropractic care as soon as possible.

When you’re receiving a chiropractic adjustment, listen to your body and be sure to communicate with your chiropractor if you don’t feel well during or after an adjustment. You can prevent any issues from happening by listening to your OB-GYN and chiropractor.

Make sure that you drink a lot of water after the adjustment to stay hydrated and provide your body with what it needs for healing. Water will improve blood flow, reduce swelling, and help with lymphatic draining, supporting the chiropractic adjustment.

Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment

Wrapping It Up

While you can find chiropractors who have received additional certification in prenatal chiropractic care, all certified chiropractors receive training to treat pregnant women safely and efficiently. With so many benefits that regular chiropractic adjustments have to offer for expectant mothers, it is definitely worth trying!  You will likely be very glad that you did!

If you would like to book an appointment for yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact us now! We can provide the services you need for a comfortable and healthier lifestyle.

Why Book a Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment

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