Expecting mothers and their newborns can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. This care during pregnancy and after birth can provide you and your baby with a number of health benefits. Here are some of the reasons for the importance of ongoing chiropractic care for both mother and baby.
Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women
It is completely common for pregnant women to experience many aches and pains during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can provide them with a safe and effective solution. During pregnancy, your body goes through changes like increased weight and a shift in your posture. This can lead to discomfort and pain. However, receiving chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can help alleviate these symptoms and promote overall better health.
A key benefit of receiving this care during your pregnancy is a reduction in back pain. If you’ve experienced difficult nights where you can seem to get comfortable, you’re not alone! As your baby grows, it places extra pressure on your pelvis and spine (especially when you lay down). When you get regularly adjusted by a Webster Certified chiropractor, it can help relieve this pain and help improve your posture and balance. This can also help with the birthing process, as proper alignment can lead to optimal positioning for labor and delivery.
Another benefit of chiropractic care, when you’re pregnant, is that it promotes a healthier pregnancy. It can help with morning sickness and even improve your health by supporting your immune system.
Chiropractic care can also help with your delivery. The Webster method is a specific chiropractic technique that can help facilitate a smoother delivery and reduce the need for intervention. Additionally, prenatal chiropractic care has been shown to shorten labor time and improved the overall birthing experience for expecting mothers.
Should I continue getting adjusted after I give birth?
Yes, you absolutely should! Ongoing chiropractic care is especially beneficial for postpartum women. After giving birth, your body goes through significant changes, including hormonal shifts and physical stress from the birthing process. These changes can lead to various aches and pains.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate postpartum symptoms and promote overall health. It is important to receive regular adjustments for maximum benefit. In addition, chiropractic care can help support your nervous system, which is especially important during your postpartum recovery when your body is undergoing significant changes.
Not only do chiropractic adjustments address physical symptoms, but they can also help with your emotional and mental well-being. The stress of adjusting to life with a new baby can be challenging, and chiropractic care can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Chiropractic Care for Newborns
Your precious newborn can also benefit from chiropractic care. In the birthing process, it is common for newborns to experience physical stress on their ligaments and joints. This can sometimes lead to colic, digestive issues, discomfort, and poor sleep. Taking them to see a chiropractor can help alleviate these symptoms and support their healthy development and growth.
The benefits of chiropractic care for newborns also extend to their nervous systems. Early chiropractic care can address issues before they become more serious and help support the nervous system. This, in turn, can promote overall health and wellness for newborns.
Maybe the thought of taking your newborn to a chiropractor makes you nervous. This is why it is vital that you look for a pediatric-focused chiropractor who is trained to work with newborns. That way, you know your bundle of joy is in qualified hands.
If you don’t see the benefits of wellness care for your newborn, consider these signs as indicators for chiropractic care.
- Your child tilts their head or has their head turned to one direction more often than the other.
- Your child has difficulty with latching or during feeding.
- The child hasn’t had a bowel movement for 2+ days.
- A child has a preferred breast to nurse from.
- Your child is experiencing symptoms such as colic, digestive issues, colds, gas, and reflux.
It is important for expecting mothers, newly postpartum women, and newborns to receive regular chiropractic care. This can help ensure that any issues are addressed early on and that the benefits of chiropractic care are maintained over time.
Looking for a Webster Certified Chiropractor?
Dr. Alison Day is Webster-certified to help you and your baby. 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.