One of the most important times for a woman to be receiving chiropractic care is during pregnancy!
In just 9 AMAZING months, a woman's body carries and supports the creation of new life. With this miraculous journey, comes a series of remarkable changes.
Some are easy to spot: a growing belly, changes in posture and the changes in gait— that characteristic pregnancy “waddle.” New stresses are placed on the lower back and pelvis causing aches and pains. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is important during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned, it may reduce the amount of space available for the developing baby. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as cesarean sections.
The changes we cannot see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring in both the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Now more than ever, you need a nervous system that responds immediately and accurately to changing requirements in all parts of your body, and therefore you need a healthy spine!
Adjusting women throughout pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of our work, because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this world.