Here at Alive, we care for many individuals who have experienced menstrual, menopausal, and infertility issues. When there is stress on the nervous system, it can inhibit important bodily functions. Chiropractic care can help to take that stress off the of nervous system allowing it to return to its natural state. This ensures the body is best prepared to conceive a baby and increase the outcome of a successful pregnancy.
WHY CHIROPRACTIC CARE DURING PREGNANCY?
It has been found that mothers who have been under consistent chiropractic care during pregnancy have reported reduced labor and delivery times along with an overall easier and less traumatic birthing process.
Chiropractic care can help ease pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting. As unpleasant as these ailments can be, in more severe cases can lead mom to be dehydrated and malnourished. Chiropractic care has been shown to lessen the frequency and severity of morning sickness in many new moms.
During pregnancy, there are many physiological and endocrinological changes that occur. This can result in a protruding abdomen and increased back curve, pelvic changes, and postural adaptations. Proper pelvic balance and alignment is not only important to keep mom comfortable, but also baby. When mom is more relaxed, baby is under less stress, and best positioned for a more smooth delivery.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends vaginal delivery for its lower infection rates, fewer anesthetic complications, and shorter hospital stays. Chiropractic care plays a crucial role in reducing the chances of a potential cesarean. It also helps mom achieve a better pelvic balance and reduces the risk for difficult labor interventions that can harm the baby, such as forceps delivery, pulling on the baby’s spine, or using vacuum extraction