Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in a woman’s life. However, it can also come with some unfortunate side effects, such as back pain, sciatica, headaches, nausea, vomiting, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others. Fortunately, chiropractic is safe and effective during pregnancy to help treat any or all of these issues! Our Omaha chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women to help alleviate and prevent any pains they may be experiencing during pregnancy.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC DURING PREGNANCY
Pregnancy causes many physiological and hormonal changes to the body that can lead to the aforementioned issues. For example, the extra weight carried in the abdomen causes a shift in the woman’s center of gravity, leading to an increased back curve and postural adaptations. The hormone relaxin also causes a relaxing of the ligaments of the body, allowing for increased movement of the joints. While this is beneficial for labor and delivery, it can contribute to back pain and sciatica prior to delivery. Chiropractic care can help manage and prevent these issues from occurring by maintaining proper biomechanics and joint motion throughout the body.
Another benefit of chiropractic during pregnancy is to maintain and establish pelvic balance and alignment. When there are restrictions or imbalance in the pelvis, it may reduce the amount of room available for the baby. This is called intrauterine constraint and can make it difficult for the baby to get into optimal birthing position. If the baby is in a breech or posterior position at birth, the natural ease of labor may be affected and lead to interventions such as C-sections. Chiropractic adjustments and therapies can can restore and maintain normal pelvic balance and alignment, allowing baby more room to move and facilitating the natural ease of labor.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to help reduce the time of labor and delivery in some cases as well. As mentioned above, chiropractic care maintains pelvic balance and alignment, facilitating the natural ease of labor. This can reduce the time of labor and delivery for many women.
Chiropractic is safe during all stages of life, including pregnancy! As your body changes, our Omaha chiropractors modify their techniques and your positioning during adjustments to ensure your comfort during the treatment process.
Are you suffering from any pregnancy-related aches and pains, or do you want to prevent them to have an easier pregnancy? Give us a call at 402-408-6561 or click here to get scheduled with one of our fantastic Omaha chiropractors today!