by Amber White
ChiroHealthUSA Social Media Specialist
According to Americanpregnancy.org, chiropractic care is “health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves, and bone geometry, without drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of the spine, which reduces spinal nerve stress and therefore promotes health throughout the body.” Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends that women “receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.” How can exactly can chiropractic care help during pregnancy? You might be surprised.
Because the function of chiropractic care is to remove interferences that tend to occur on the nerves of the spine, a mother’s body can benefit immensely. Since the body can now respond actively to calm nerves, this clearance allows for the brain and body to communicate in rhythm. Chiropractic treatment ensures that a body’s immune system is ready for both the mother and her baby.
Eases Back Pain
It makes sense that as a mother grows bigger, so does her baby, right? Pregnancy adds stress to the mom’s spinal structure as the baby grows and becomes heavier. As the load becomes too much in front of mom, it changes her posture. A chiropractic session helps realign the mother’s spine, while soothing existing pain.
Helps Eliminate Pregnancy Symptoms
Chiropractic can help ease the overall discomforts of pregnancy such as joint and neck pain, nausea, and vomiting. A chiropractor is skilled in adjusting the nerves that are out of place on the vertebral column contributing to vomiting and nausea. A trip to the local chiropractor could be all the new mom needs to beat morning sickness.
Helps Mom with Labor and Delivery
Chiropractic adjustments can help correct a baby’s position inside the womb which aids the birthing process. When the hips and spine are out of alignment, the baby can turn to a sideways posture which is not ideal during labor and delivery. Chiropractors can help make a baby’s posture correct and ensure that all vertebrae are in the proper place.