You are likely familiar with common pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, back pain, and nausea if you have ever been pregnant. These are common pregnancy symptoms.
In order to provide the best environment for the baby to grow, the female body undergoes numerous physiological and physical changes during pregnancy.
Changes such as these can be uncomfortable and painful, but they can also lead to longer labor times, more severe complications, and even breech births. Using methods that reduce some of these symptoms, our chiropractors can help to reduce the risks of pregnancies and births.
Feeling better during your pregnancy is important to you, right? Would you like a positive labor and delivery experience? Check out these 5 reasons to see a chiropractor during pregnancy.
1. Decreased nausea
Morning sickness or nausea is a common pregnancy symptom that can make it difficult and uncomfortable to deal with in the first trimester. Your nervous system can be improved by realigning your spine and reducing nausea and vomiting. Your hormones will be in a better balance, which can help reduce nausea and vomiting.
2. Deliveries and labor are easier
It is better to have a quick labor and birth without complications than a long, painful, and difficult labor and delivery. Regular chiropractic adjustments can ensure that your spine, hips, and pelvis align properly throughout pregnancy. It also helps to maintain optimal nerve function.
Your nerves control your contractions and dilate your cervix during labor. Having a healthy nerve system can help you have a shorter labor, easier delivery, and less discomfort. Chiropractic care can be beneficial for women who wish to have a natural birth without medication.
3. Pain Relief for the Back
Relaxin is a hormone that your body releases to prepare for labor and delivery. It relaxes and loosens all of your pelvic joints and ligaments. As the supporting ligaments loosen and become more fragile, this can cause instability and pain in some people's spines. Regular adjustments by a chiropractor during pregnancy can relieve back pain caused by relaxing-producing joints and ligaments.
Postural problems, such as a larger belly, can also cause back pain in pregnant women. As their babies grow, some women may accidentally curve their backs. This can cause back pain and throw the spine out of alignment. To prevent back pain, adjustments can correct your posture and spinal curvature.
4. The Best Baby Positioning
If a baby is not in the right position to be delivered head-first at the time of labor, it is called breech.
This can cause complications such as a difficult vaginal delivery, cord prolapse or C-section delivery. Your baby's ability to move freely into the right delivery position is possible by chiropractic care. To avoid breech presentation, and to ensure optimal positioning, you should make regular chiropractic adjustments during your eighth month.
5. A healthier pregnancy is better
Chiropractic care aims to treat and remove nerve blockages in the spine that could be hindering your organs or immune system from working at their best. Your baby's immune system will function at its best when you have a strong and healthy immune system.
Prenatal chiropractic care may improve your overall health and help you have a more comfortable pregnancy. You will see a complete change in your baby's appearance the moment you hold him/her.
Healthcare Associates of Texas provides prenatal chiropractic care to ensure a healthy, safe pregnancy. Make an appointment today to learn more about our prenatal services, and to receive chiropractic care.