Chiropractic During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, a routine of regular and consistent chiropractic care can improve your coordination, flexibility, strength and balance. This can all ease the physicality of carrying a baby, and make for a more pleasant pregnancy experience. Keeping your spine properly aligned can also maintain optimal nervous system function, which can help to alleviate the aches, swelling, pain and have positive effects on morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
To the infant, chiropractic care reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development. Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to the forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures. Chiropractic care offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.
~Jeanne Ohm, DC
Mothers who maintain a chiropractic regimen during pregnancy often find that their experience in labor is less difficult, and studies show the birth can be easier and shorter than for those who are not under chiropractic care.
Following the birth, chiropractic adjustments can help to correct distortions of the pelvis and restore energy and healthy functioning of the body in the long term.