A properly functioning spine and nervous system is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. In addition to the noticeable bodily changes that pregnancy will cause, pregnancy can also cause subtle changes in your musculoskeletal system. Thankfully, these are changes that your Chiropractor is able to detect and correct.
The position of your growing baby will cause your center of gravity to shift and your spine will naturally alter itself to accommodate this change. As a result, you may experience low back and pelvic pain. The increase in hormones during pregnancy can also cause muscles, ligaments, cartilage and even bones to “soften” and become more pliable. Pelvic bones may even become displaced or fixated. Since your hips will need to spread to accommodate the delivery of your baby, fixated pelvic bones can lead to complications during delivery.
It’s especially important during pregnancy for nerve impulses to flow from your brain to all the parts of your body. A slightly out-of-place vertebra can create nerve irritation, which can and will interfere with your body’s communication system. By using special or modified techniques during your pregnancy, your Family Wellness Chiropractor can restore the function of your nervous system, improving your overall wellness and increasing your comfort during your pregnancy and delivery.
In fact, research has proven that:
- 84% of pregnant women treated by Chiropractic care received profound relief from low back pain
- Women who received Chiropractic care had nearly a 25% reduction in the average labor time verses the “generally accepted average labor time.” With women who had given birth in the past, that number rose to 33%
- Postpartum pain was relieved in 90 of 120 moms that received regular Chiropractic care