The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant, chances are that you’ve made some changes to your diet and lifestyle for the health of your baby. But did you know that there are a number of benefits to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy? In this blog post, we will dive into them and the next steps you can take.
Why You Should Consider Chiropractic as a Pregnant Woman
Keep in mind that a protruding abdomen, increased back curve, pelvic changes, and postural adaptation can all contribute to a misaligned spine. Your general physician may not have told you, but a misaligned pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. Plus, a misaligned pelvis can make it more difficult for the baby to get into the optimal position for delivery.
Chiropractic care from a back pain specialist can help establish the proper pelvic balance and alignment to ensure easier delivery. When we can keep the spine aligned, it allows the entire body to work more effectively.
Here are some additional benefits of regular treatment from a chiropractor during pregnancy:
- Maintains a healthier pregnancy
- Controls nausea
- Reduces the time of labor and delivery
- Relieves back pain, neck pain, and joint pain
- Helps to prevent a potential cesarean delivery
Is Chiropractic During Pregnancy Safe?
This is probably the biggest concern that pregnant women have regarding chiropractic. Rest assured that there are no known dangers to this kind of treatment during pregnancy. In fact, it’s become commonplace for chiropractors to have patients who are pregnant. Over the last handful of years specifically, chiropractors have invested even more so into the fertility and pregnancy wellness of patients.
According to this article from the American Pregnancy Association, a growing percentage of chiropractors are taking steps in working with infertility and pregnancy wellness through the following designations:
- DACCP – Diplomate with ICPA reflecting the highest level of advanced training
- CACCP – Certified with the ICPA reflecting advanced training
- Webster Certified – Trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy
Next Steps – Talk to a Chiropractor and Health Care Provider
More women continue to look to chiropractors for regular treatment during pregnancy. With that said, more health care providers are working hand in hand with chiropractors. If you have any doubts or concerns regarding chiropractic, be sure to consult your primary care physician.
What we do at Northern Nevada Chiropractic is to come up with treatment options that support your body’s natural abilities to function at the highest level.
What Can Our Chiropractic Clinic Do for You?
For centuries, chiropractic has been used to help millions of patients throughout the world. But what does our wellness center do specifically and how are we different? Well, we are proud to say that chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical solution for back pain, whiplash, headaches and migraines, plantar fasciitis, and much more.
Dr. Daniel Welch and the rest of our staff embrace a natural approach to health care. Using individualized treatment plans, we don’t settle for simply masking your issue. Rather, we make it a point to get to the root of the problem and promote permanent relief.
Get started with Northern Nevada Chiropractic and schedule your comprehensive consultation.