As you experience the joys of pregnancy, it is normal for your body to undergo many changes. These changes can be supported with chiropractic care. Let’s take a look at the role of a prenatal chiropractor and how they can help support a healthy pregnancy.
Optimal Birthing Position
Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps with the alignment of the bones in the pelvis as well as creates ease in the surrounding soft tissue. When this is made possible with an adjustment it allows the baby the space to move into an optimal position for birth. It helps restore pelvic balance, giving your baby plenty of room in the womb. Expectant mothers who receive this care will find that there is more room to accommodate a growing baby. This helps you to feel more comfortable! The aid that chiropractic care has with optimal positioning is done through care to the mother. The doctor will adjust the mother making changes to her body, an adjustment does not look to move the infant directly.
Nausea is sometimes one of the most difficult parts of early pregnancy. Your prenatal chiropractor may be able to help reduce nausea and vomiting. This is because Webster-trained prenatal chiropractors focus on the nervous system function. When the nervous system is functioning optimally, many find that their hormones are in better balance which reduces the feelings of morning sickness. The chiropractor may also be able to share tips to help reduce nausea such as nutrition advice.
Smoother Labor and Delivery
Preparation for labor and delivery should begin early on in your pregnancy. When you add prenatal chiropractic care to your routine, you will feel more empowered as you enter labor. This is because the benefits of chiropractic care are vast. It helps your joints and ligaments, improves immune function, and may even reduce your risk of a C-section.
When your body is functioning optimally, shorter labors are common and pregnant women find a much higher success rate while they give birth. Chiropractic adjustments are the perfect tool to help you achieve a successful pregnancy and birth.
Sleep can sometimes be a challenge, especially in late pregnancy. As you begin to receive regular prenatal chiropractic adjustments, it helps your body’s communication system become more responsive. This can make you feel more at peace, release tension from all throughout your body, and even help you sleep better.
Better sleep helps your body as it moves through the different stages of pregnancy and can even help in your postpartum period.
Continued Care After Pregnancy
Postpartum is a new and challenging time to navigate. As you and your new baby adjust to one another, it has its ups and downs. Receiving chiropractic care strengthens the body from the inside out, starting with your nervous system as well as your joints and muscles. Your recuperation will go faster if these body parts are strong before you enter the postpartum period.
Other benefits of prenatal chiropractic care include pain relief and management as well as immune system support. This will help you stay healthy and give your baby the best start possible.
Having a prenatal chiropractor during pregnancy is an excellent way to care for you and your little one. It is especially important that you seek out a properly trained Webster Technique chiropractor like Dr. Alison Day. This ensures you receive quality care that will support you throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
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.