Is it beneficial to see a chiropractor during pregnancy?
Pregnancy can throw off the balance of your body because as the belly goes lager, the ligaments that offer support become looser. This relaxing of the joints causes instability, leading to severe pain with walking, getting up and down, and rolling over in bed. The imbalance can also impact the amount of space available to the developing baby. Chiropractors can provide exercises and stretches, along with adjustments, to help stabilize the pelvis and aide the prevention of intrauterine constraint – when an external force obstructs the growing baby’s normal movement, potentially leading to birth defects.
A misaligned pelvis can also make it hard for the baby to move into the best birth position, thus posing potential complications with delivery, and affect a woman’s ability to have a natural and non-invasive birth. A balanced pelvis means your baby has a lower chance of moving into a breech or posterior position, and optimal baby positioning results in easier and safer deliveries for both mothers and babies.
Additionally, regular chiropractic care can help control symptoms of nausea, shorten the length of labor, decrease the need for pain medications during labor and aid in a speedier postpartum recovery. Gonstead chiropractic is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to a healthy pregnancy. All Gonstead chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women and use a special table designed to keep the pressure off the belly during treatments.