Chiropractic care is an all-natural approach that helps your body function at its fullest potential. It is a safe and holistic practice which not only reduces the aches and pains that often come with pregnancy, but also gets you ready to have a healthy labor and delivery. More and more women are seeking out prenatal chiropractors to add to their birthing team due to the many benefits that a chiropractor can provide. The goal of a prenatal chiropractor is to remove any interference to your nervous system while balancing out your hips and pelvis to get you ready for your big day. Here are the top five reasons why many women are choosing to see a prenatal chiropractor:
1) Reduce low back pain
We have all seen those pregnant moms with their belly pushed out and their hands on their low back waddling around. You don’t want this to be you! The change in gravity caused by a growing belly puts pressure on your lumbar spine and hips. Proper alignment can relieve this pain and make it easier to stand and walk with proper posture.
2) Balancing of the hips and pelvis
Your prenatal chiropractor will focus heavily on balancing the bones, muscles and ligaments in your pelvis. When there is twisting or tension in the pelvis it can restrict proper movement. This can lead to in-utero constraints on the baby during the pregnancy and trouble maneuvering through the birth canal during delivery. Regular chiropractic adjustments will make sure that all of those joints are moving the way they should.
3) Release tension and torsion on the uterus
You have probably heard your birth provider mention your round ligaments. These are the ligaments that connect your uterus to your pelvis. As they stretch with your expanding belly, it’s important to make sure that there is not tension or imbalances between them. This is not only important for you to feel and function at your best but also gives your baby the most space in your uterus to move into optimal positioning.
4) Easier labor and delivery
Research shows that mamas under chiropractic care average six hours less of labor time! They are also less likely to need medical intervention during delivery (some sources report as much as 50%!). When the body is properly aligned and all interference is removed, then it can do exactly what nature intended it to do!
5) Overall nervous system function
Your brain communicates to all parts of your body through your nervous system. By making sure there are no interferences in this communication, it allows your body to work better and more efficiently. Reducing the stress on your body is not only good for you, but for your baby too!
Vertical Chiropractic is one of our Diamond Level Sponsors. If you have any questions about chiropractic care during pregnancy or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to reach out to Dr. Megan Peterson at Vertical Chiropractic. Office phone number: 817-330-9665 Email: email@example.com