Is It Safe To Get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
A study shows that 50 percent of all pregnant women experience back pain before delivery. In addition to the physical stress, it is normal for expectant mothers to feel a range of emotions. The degree of such problems also depends on the difficulty of the pregnancy.
Luckily, certain chiropractic adjustments help ease the process of delivery and provide a number of other benefits to expectant mothers.
Here we take a look at whether it is safe to get chiropractic care for pregnant women.
To begin, it is important to clarify that there are no known harms or disadvantages in getting chiropractic care during pregnancy. Chiropractors are trained to invest in the pregnancy wellness. They also make use of specialized tables and techniques which avoid unnecessary abdominal pressure. Such chiropractors will also highlight a number of beneficial exercises.
Pregnancy brings with it several endocrinological and physiological changes in women. These changes include an increased spinal curve, protruding abdomen, postural adaptations, and pelvic changes all of which can result in misaligned joints and spine.
This misalignment causes a reduction in space for the developing baby. Such a problem is known as an intrauterine constraint and creates difficulties in the delivery process, ultimately hampering the natural birth process.
Since much of the focus of chiropractic adjustments are on the spine, such problems can be countered allowing for a natural birth. Chiropractic care also provides the following benefits:
- Preventing cesarean
- Relieving joint, back, and neck pain
- Decreasing labor and delivery time
- Contributing to a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling nausea symptoms
The late Larry Webster D.C (who also founded the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) developed a chiropractic adjustment and analysis which led to a balance being established in a women’s pelvis and minimize the stress to her supporting ligaments and uterus. This came to be known as the Webster technique and allowed for correct fetal positioning.
Pregnant women also undergo nausea and vomiting. If such problems are caused by an out of place vertebrae resulting in nerve-pinching, chiropractic adjustment will easily remedy the problem. It also leads to a healthier immune system for both the baby and the mother.
Many mothers are coming to realize the negative side-effects of drug use on them and the baby. Chiropractic cares provide a non-invasive, drug-free solution which yields relatively faster results and allows for the natural birth of the baby.
Shelby County Chiropractic headed by Dr. James Stapleton D.C and Dr. Willian Yadon D.C in Shelbyville—Louisville, KY offers chiropractic adjustments for pregnant women ensuring a safe and natural delivery process!