Chiropractic care is a great way to support the body during and after pregnancy. While you may have already received prenatal chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy, don’t stop there! The benefits of postpartum chiropractic care can help you transition both emotionally and physically. So here’s why you should consider postpartum chiropractic care.
While I’m sure you’ve been anticipating the arrival of your little bundle of joy for some time now, bonding doesn’t always come naturally for everyone. If you delivered your baby via C-section and you’re having difficulty bonding with your child, you are not alone. Studies show that women who deliver via C-section might have more challenges bonding with their child than those who delivered vaginally.
However, bonding challenges affect both women who have delivered via C-section and vaginally. We want to do everything we can to support mothers on every level of motherhood. Postpartum chiropractic care can help bring balance back to your hormones resulting in a deeper level of bonding with your child. Lower stress levels not only help with recovery for the mom, but it helps put mom and baby at ease, allowing for a better bond.
2. Easier Recovery
Labor is hard work! Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy and even more during labor. Your body makes space for you to push your baby out by opening up your hips and changing the curve of your spine. An adjustment after labor is well deserved and recommended! Healing takes time, and you want to make sure your body heals in proper alignment. When everything is where it should be, your body can focus all of its energy on getting you healed.
3. Pain Relief
There are many aches and pains that can come along with childbirth. Your body doesn’t just spring into shape after delivering the baby, and the healing process can be a painful one. However, one of the benefits of postpartum chiropractic care is pain relief. Back pain and other aches can be alleviated with regular chiropractic care. Your body is slowly adapting to your new way of life after housing a child for nine months. You can support its recovery and get rid of unnecessary discomfort with chiropractic care.
4. Caregiver’s Posture
The day has finally come, and you get to hold your beautiful baby! I’m sure this means you can’t stop staring at your little one as you hold them in your arms. Whether you are nursing, playing with your baby, or rocking your baby to sleep, you want to be mindful of your posture. Caregiver’s posture can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain to both mom and dad! While you may be tempted to hunch over while carrying your baby, it’s essential to maintain good posture. If you do suffer from Caregiver’s posture, chiropractic care can help alleviate the stress it is putting on your body.
5. Improves Sleep
Sleep deprivation is very real once the baby comes. Whether you’re a new parent or you already have a few kids, adding a new baby to your routine can be challenging. With a baby who gets up at all hours of the night, it is vital to make sure that when you do sleep, you sleep well. Postpartum chiropractic care can help you fall asleep and stay asleep until your baby needs you. This way, you’re taking advantage of the sleep that you do get rather than wasting precious hours lying in bed awake.
Enjoy this precious time with your new little one without the added stress of postpartum pain and discomfort. The benefits of postpartum chiropractic care are long-lasting and well worth it.
At Better Day Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to serving you throughout your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. We also offer sports, family, and pediatric chiropractic care. If you are located in Charlotte or the surrounding areas, reach out to us today.