You may wonder, “Can I receive chiropractic care while I’m pregnant?” The answer: Absolutely! Every chiropractor is trained to work with pregnant women, and some do additional training specifically for pregnancy. Your body takes a beating when you carry a child, and you owe it to yourself and your baby to keep your body in the best shape possible. You’re going to be uncomfortable, you’re going to experience pregnancy symptoms and you should be able to look for ways to alleviate those things. The following are just four benefits that come from chiropractic care during pregnancy.
1. Controlling Nausea Symptoms
Some chiropractic patients have reported lessening symptoms after chiropractic care. If you are nauseous in the morning, or really any time of the day, it can be debilitating. You may not be able to eat much, and what you do eat, you may throw back up a moment later. It’s worth trying chiropractic care to see what getting your spinal system back in alignment can do for your nausea symptoms.
2. Maintaining Your Health
Every little thing you can do for the health of your body will improve and maintain your health overall. If you regularly visited the chiropractor before becoming pregnant, and you still need those regular visits, maintain your health and schedule an appointment! If you’re simply feeling like you could use a pick me up, have been dealing with headaches or are feeling other negative symptoms of pregnancy, chiropractic care could make that change.
3. Relieving Pain
More than likely you’re experiencing pain somewhere, and possibly even multiple locations. Your back, your neck, your hips and your knees might really be feeling that added weight. If you have vertebrae that are out of alignment, it will be adding stress to your body that is already weighted down. A simple adjustment can relieve that pain so you can do more to stay active during your pregnancy.
4. An Easier Delivery
Adjustments get the hips and pelvis ready for delivery. They increase flexibility so the delivery isn’t quite as stressful on your body. Some women who have faced a possible cesarean delivery have found that extra space needed for their unborn baby to get into the right position, thus resulting in a vaginal birth. When the body is prepared for delivery, the time it takes to labor and deliver can be reduced as well.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
As a pregnant woman, you deserve all the help you can get. Chiropractic care is safe for your body, can help control nausea symptoms, help you maintain your health, can relieve pain and assist you in an easier delivery. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor, today to find that relief.