Pregnancy is an exciting time for families. A new baby is on the way and along with all of the fun things to buy and doctor’s appointments, you also have many changes occuring in your body. While you might not be able to fight the weight gain, you can help make pregnancy easier on your body through chiropractic adjustments.
Why? Because chiropractic care is a holistic approach to one’s health. By caring for your entire body and focusing on systems like the nervous system, which runs through your spine, it brings balance and restores health. Chiropractors don’t just treat symptoms, they cure a variety of issues that are linked to your nervous system.
Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy.
As you progress in your pregnancy your center of gravity changes. As a result, women tend to lose their once perfect posture. From your larger abdomen to growing breasts, your posture often becomes off balance.
Dr. Foss, D.C. can help restore your posture so that any back pain is alleviated and long-term problems don’t occur.
Relaxin, a hormone released during pregnancy that causes your ligaments to loosen in preparation for delivery, can often cause your pelvis to lose balance. An unbalanced pelvis can increase your risk of having a breeched baby and developing a condition known as intrauterine constraint (not having enough room for the baby).
Morning sickness, joint pain, hip pain – the amount of symptoms that pop up during pregnancy and make life a little uncomfortable are endless. Regular adjustments by Dr. Foss, D.C. will help to curb those symptoms and allow you to enjoy your pregnancy without the looming threat of discomfort.
When a woman goes into labor her entire body is ready to play a part in getting that baby out. From the nervous system to the mind, all systems are a go. Women who go to the chiropractor during their pregnancy often experience a shorter labor and easier delivery than those who don’t.
And, recovery is often much easier because your body is in tip-top shape and ready for whatever is thrown at it.
If you’re pregnant and looking for a chiropractor to care for you and your baby, give us a call. Dr. Foss, D.C. is committed to your overall health and has years of experience treating pregnant women. Not pregnant? Chiropractic adjustments are also a great way to get the body ready to conceive by ensuring it’s in the best health possible.