Chiropractic Medicine for Pregnancy
As your body grows and adjusts during your pregnancy, it's common to experience discomfort and pain in your joints and lower back, especially when you're in certain positions, such as laying down to sleep. Chiropractic care may be able to help during your pregnancy because a chiropractor can alleviate tension and pain felt in the spine, which typically begins or is exacerbated by pregnancy. Our chiropractor at Willow Bend Chiropractic in Plano, TX, can provide much-needed relief from the discomfort.
For many people, the pain only increases as their pregnancy progresses. Seeing a chiropractor to reduce pain means you may have to rely less on pain killers as a treatment. Even just a few treatments can lead to significant relief.
A chiropractor that provides pregnancy care will use tools such as tables, pillows, and supports to ensure there is no pressure or stress on your abdomen during services. They can also recommend stretches and exercises you can safely perform at home to complement your clinical care.
Aside from increasing comfort and creasing pain, chiropractic care may help reduce symptoms such as nausea.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Childbirth
Furthermore, pregnant people can experience changes in their pelvis during pregnancy. This can result in difficulty giving birth or reduced room for the fetus to form in your uterus. This can result in breech birth.
Your chiropractor can perform exercises, known as chiropractic adjustments, to promote a balanced pelvis, the healthy position for your pelvis. These adjustments are often easy to perform with gentlest of force during pregnancy. This can help a baby get into the correct position for birth, which makes it easier on the mother, too. Studies find that women who sought out chiropractic care during their pregnancies have shorter deliveries than those who didn't by 25%.
Because breech births more often result in Caesarian sections, a surgery that removes a baby through the mother's stomach rather than vaginal delivery, chiropractic care during your pregnancy can potentially reduce the need for this surgery as well as the required recovery time.
Your chiropractor may recommend continued treatment after pregnancy to help the healing
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Not every chiropractor is comfortable treating a pregnant woman, and not every pregnancy is ideal for chiropractic care. Willow Bend Chiropractic is a Plano chiropractor that welcomes women who are expecting as well as those who are trying to conceive. If you'd like more information, call us today at 972-608-4411 to schedule an appointment.