Chiropractic During Pregnancy

chiropractic during pregnancyChiropractic during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in a woman’s body in preparation for a developing baby. Most notable in physiological changes are the protruding abdomen and an increased back curve which also causes changes in a woman’s pelvic alignment. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.

The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.