Chiropractic’s Benefit for Expecting Mothers: Easing Pain and Improving Health
Being pregnant is difficult for your body. The additional physical stress can be very unpleasant, whether you’re sitting, standing, laying, or in motion. And, you don’t want to take prescription drugs that could harm your baby’s health. As a result, many expectant mothers believe there’s no way to combat this – you just grin and bear it until the baby arrives.
But there is a natural, drug-free way to make the pregnancy, labor, and birthing process more comfortable: chiropractic. Chiropractic is a safe way to manage pain and improve your wellness. Results have shown time and again that a chiropractic treatment plan supports better pregnancies for both mom and baby.
If you’re expecting and currently suffering through daily discomfort, the experienced team at Posture Works in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA is ready to help you. We know what it takes to provide the support expectant mothers need.
How chiropractic may help you and your baby
Let’s get this myth out of the way first: there is zero evidence that chiropractic is unsafe for expectant mothers and their babies. The fact is, many people who don’t understand the adjustment process simply assume adjustments are invasive. This just isn’t true. In fact, there are a number of ways that chiropractic supports healthier pregnancies:
- Relief from chronic back pain: Many expectant mothers report that back pain makes common tasks difficult for them as the spine loses its natural curvature. This isn’t terribly surprising – you are, after all, carrying another human being around 24 hours a day! Whether it’s manual manipulation, massage therapy, or hot/cold therapy, your chiropractor will develop an individualized program to manage your symptoms, preserving spine health until your pregnancy comes to term.
- Benefits for the baby: A healthy spinal column is critical to maintaining a high-functioning central nervous system. That’s why it’s essential to correct any misalignments in the vertebrae caused by the body’s extreme response to pregnancy. When you do so, it means your body is able to heal more efficiently and expend more energy on nourishing your baby. Chiropractic treatment is also associated with better results for baby’s positioning, including lower chance of breech position.
- Reduce symptoms of pregnancy: Most pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting, as well as numerous other symptoms like muscle spasms, fatigue, and general discomfort. By tailoring a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) treatment plan for your symptoms, your chiropractor could help your pregnancy go more smoothly. Chiropractic adjustments may reduce and eliminate issues such as morning sickness if they’re targeted appropriately, such as alleviating pressure on nerves supplying signals to the gut.
Of course, pregnancy is not a picnic and you won’t be able to skate through it without at least some discomfort and stress! But, exploring the healing power of chiropractic can work wonders for you and your baby if adjustments are able to stimulate a response.
If you’re sick of morning sickness or done feeling like every muscle in your body is being strained, contact Posture Works in Denver, CO or San Francisco, CA. We’ll work with you to explore chiropractic techniques that may offer some relief through the remainder of your pregnancy. Contact us today to learn more about the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach we use to help create a wellness plan for each of our patients.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.