Pregnancy should be an exciting time, full of eager anticipation, but that can get confounded by the nuances of evolving emotions, stress, and discomforts. Fortunately, chiropractic care is an excellent way to safely and non-invasively manage prenatal aches and pains and reduce mental stress so you can focus on what’s to come.
Because chiropractic techniques use the body’s natural healing powers to encourage comfort, they are safe for both mom and baby. This article tells you four great reasons you should get chiropractic care during your pregnancy.
Chiropractic Care Can Increase Strength, Flexibility, & Comfort During & After Pregnancy
Movement is pretty important to most of us, and when it becomes compromised or restricted, many of our daily activities can become challenging. By improving strength and flexibility, you improve comfort and decrease the risk of injury to the body’s soft tissue and joints.
While pregnant, the female body goes through many adjustments to support the baby. From widening hips to weight gain to expanding ribs, you may find yourself with many new pains.
Common pregnancy-related discomforts and injuries include:
- Low back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Hip pain
- Ankle pain
- Stress and anxiety
Chiropractic methods ensure the musculoskeletal system and spine are properly functioning and supporting you. If they’re not, an effective healing strategy will be designed so they do. This plan will help reduce imbalances and pressures placed on undue areas of the body that have created pain.
Your local pregnancy chiropractor will likely implement different in-clinic modalities combined with take-home exercises and stretches to promote safe movement patterns, improved range of motion, and strengthening, so you can get and stay comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
Chiropractic Care Can Improve Sleep Quality During & After Pregnancy
Sleep is a vital element of life, and that’s especially true while pregnant. Pregnancy takes a toll on the body and makes women tired and lethargic in its wake. The irony is that, in many cases, sleep is incredibly difficult while pregnant, even while more fatigued than normal.
From body aches to stress to hormones, sleep can seem like your enemy.
Chiropractic techniques can promote better sleep in several ways, including:
- Relieving you of discomfort
- Helping you use up some energy with safe exercises
- Promoting relaxation (of body and mind)
- Giving you tools to reduce stress
Healthy sleeping habits will play a big role in your attitude, emotions, and well-being during and after pregnancy, so prioritizing sleep can not be understated.
Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Stress During & After Pregnancy
Stress and anxiety can cause physical harm to the body, adding pressure to the neck, shoulders, and hips, generating painful headaches, making sleep and focus impossible, and much more. Add pregnancy into the mix, and all of that is amplified.
Working with a prenatal chiropractor helps you find balance and symmetry using gentle, holistic methods. Mind and body are deeply connected; a comprehensive chiropractic approach to care offers stability to both.
Pain management, endorphin release, and relaxation techniques will give you peace and confidence now and in the future.
Chiropractic Care Can Improve the Delivery Process
Getting routine chiropractic adjustments through pregnancy ensures your hips, pelvis, and spine are properly functioning so your body is strong, safe, and optimized for labor. This can significantly contribute to a faster, more successful childbirth.
Chiropractic solutions have also been proven to enhance pelvic balance so the baby can move easily while in the womb and arrive in the natural birthing position for safer delivery.
Pre-Natal Chiropractic Care at Whitefish Chiropractic
Our chiropractic team has various natural and effective solutions to help you find that much-needed comfort while pregnant and after. We want to responsibly and carefully provide you with everything we can to help with your successful pregnancy and delivery.
Common chiropractic pregnancy techniques we provide include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Graston Technique
- Kinesio taping
- Dry needling
- And others
You want the best for your baby, and we do too. A strong, healthy mom is essential to that. Let us help you move easily, rest comfortably, and reduce your stress.
Schedule your appointment today.