20 Apr Taking Care of Mommy & Baby: How Expecting Moms Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Most individuals think of chiropractic care as a service meant only for adults with serious back pain and medical issues. But the truth is that it is so much more. From chiropractic care for children and infants to grandma, individuals of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care.
Even expecting mommies!
While pregnancy is one of the most exciting experiences that can be had, it can also have a major effect on a mom-to-be’s body. The changes and stress the body undergoes during pregnancy can lead to plenty of back pain, discomfort, and problems with joints. Because of this reason more and more primary care physicians and OB-GYNs are promoting regular chiropractic adjustments for pregnant mothers.
Not only can chiropractic treatment help to protect mommy from back pain and sciatica pain, it’s also beneficial for baby as well.
At Hendrick Wellness Center, we love to take care of your entire family, especially when that means helping to make sure baby comes out as healthy and happy as possible. If you’re expecting, please consider the following benefits of how chiropractic care can benefit you or your loved one.Even expecting #mommies can get #chiropractic care #HendrickWellnessCenter #McAllen Click To Tweet
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Mommy
- Keep your spine healthy!
The natural weight gain and growth of the baby can be especially tough on the spine and joints. As the baby shifts its weight, misalignment of the vertebrae can occur, as well as added pressure to the nerves.
Chiropractic is a great tool for keeping mommy’s spine in proper alignment and helping to improve her posture, which can have a wonderful effect on reducing back pain and improve her overall wellness. A happy mama means a happy baby.
- Ease nausea and other pregnancy symptoms.
For some expecting mothers, chiropractic care can be a solution for helping to ease morning sickness and other pregnancy symptoms related to nausea. Spinal misalignment and pinched nerves can be causing pregnancy sickness issues and chiropractic treatment can help to ease these problems.
Improving the overall pregnancy experience can prove to be vital for expecting mothers’ emotional and physical well being.Chiropractic care has been shown to help ease nausea in some patients #WhoKnew #TakingCareofMama Click To Tweet
- Make delivery easier.
A number of studies have found a strong correlation between pregnancy, lower back pain, and back pain experienced during delivery.
A study in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association found that chiropractic treatment during pregnancy helped to reduce back pain during the pregnancy and in turn lowered issues with back pain during delivery.
Additionally, chiropractic care can help to realign the pelvis and increase the chances of giving birth naturally. First-time expecting mothers who receive regular care throughout their pregnancy average a 25% shorter delivery time.
- Protect mama from future damage.
The natural weight gained during pregnancy can, unfortunately, cause some damage to mom-to-be’s body. Regular chiropractic care during the gestation period can help to minimize these effects and protect mama from any long-term damage to her back, nerves, and spine.
This can prove to be especially beneficial should treatment occur across multiple pregnancies.
Baby Benefits Too!
- Help baby get ready.
The movement of the baby can lead to them in an unwanted position, especially breech positions. Chiropractic care is ideal for helping baby get in a better position. By correcting any misalignments in the pelvis, deliveries can be easier on mom and especially baby.
- Keep baby healthy during pregnancy.
Because of changes to mommy’s hormones, her immune system – and by relation baby’s – can suffer. Chiropractic treatment allows the body to work much more effectively, boosting the immune system for mom and baby.
Considering chiropractic care during pregnancy? The McAllen chiropractors at Hendrick Wellness Center are here for you.
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