How Chiropractic Work Can Help With Pregnancy
Updated: Oct 27
Pregnancy is a beautiful and transformative journey, but it can also bring its fair share of discomfort and physical challenges. One often-overlooked ally for expectant mothers is the chiropractor. Chiropractic care during pregnancy offers a wide range of benefits that can enhance the well-being of both the mother and the developing baby. In this blog, we will explore the numerous advantages of seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy.
Positioning of the baby- depending on what position the baby is in, a chiropractor can provide treatment to help a baby who may be breech.
Nausea relief- can provide relief with nervous system disfunction during pregnancy. The organs are controlled by the nervous system and by getting and adjustment you can stimulate specific parts of the digestive system.
Pubic synthesis- Also known as SPD, Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction is a condition where a person experiences discomfort and pain in the back or front of the pelvic joint. Chiropractors use different techniques for women during pregnancy to relieve tension and pain. Treatments include ligament release, pubic bone adjustments, diaphragmatic release and blocking techniques using wedge shaped blocks under the pelvis for relief.
Pain Relief- When the hormone relaxin releases the muscles it provides relief so baby can move through the pelvis and pelvic floor easier. Since women are not used to their muscles this relaxed when pregnant, the pain and pressure are felt a lot more. Chiropractors come in and alleviate the pain offering great relief.
Labor-Reduce the amount of time in labor by 25-30% by relieving tension on the muscles and tendons. This allows the pelvis to move better which allows the baby to move better and it reduces the intrauterine restraint. This greatly reduces the chances of having a c section given no medical interventions would be needed.