Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial not only for the pregnant mother, but also for the baby in her tummy. A well-functioning nervous system helps the mother combat many of the discomforts of pregnancy. Chiropractic care started "in the womb" allows for the healthiest life possible.
During pregnancy, many physiological changes will take place in order to create an optimal environment for the developing baby. The expectant mother's organs and systems must now provide for two, so it's crucial for the baby's healthy development that these systems are functioning properly. The influx of hormonal changes that occur within mother and baby are coordinated and controlled through the spine and nervous system. The mother's spine and pelvis undergo many changes in order to accommodate the growing baby, therefore, the risk for nerve interference and discomfort increases.
Chiropractic care helps women be as healthy as possible throughout the course of their pregnancy. Having your spine checked by a chiropractor ensures that your pelvis and spine are in alignment to allow adequate room for your baby to grow. A well-functioning nervous system allows a mother to combat many of the discomforts of pregnancy, rather than simply dealing with them. At Family First Chiropractic, we will be there to support you and your little blessing every step of the way! Not only will we make sure your nervous system is free of interference, but we will also talk to you about the importance of stretching, exercise, nutrition, and many other things to ensure that you are educated on all the benefits of having an
active role in your pregnancy!
The following illustration explains some of the physiological and biomechanical changes that occur during pregnancy, which can lead to pain or discomfort.