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Having a baby is an exciting time for the expected parents. Often, this becomes a nostalgic conversational topic where those women who have experienced the full birth process seem to forget some of the discomforts. The facts are that a woman’s body must undergo serious changes to deliver a full-term and healthy baby through the birth canal.
Why Prenatal Chiropractic Care Can Be Beneficial Throughout Pregnancy and Beyond
Many pregnant women wonder if they should start prenatal chiropractic care treatments to help make this transitional journey a better experience. Some women are surprised that this treatment may be beneficial in all stages of the pregnancy and through the childbirth delivery process.
In fact, chiropractic care may help increase a woman’s fertility potential and may also help relieve the discomforts often felt after the baby is delivered.
The Importance of Maintaining Balance of Spine & Pelvis When Pregnant
Just like carrying a heavy load, being pregnant requires the woman to safely handle the excess load/weight of the growing baby and the environmental elements within the womb and other body areas that play a role.
If the spine, back, or pelvis becomes unbalanced due to the awkward load, this can result in pain and even discomforts that can include back, hip, and pelvic pain. A subluxation of the spine is common during pregnancy and should be treated as soon as possible to avoid further discomfort in what is already a difficult, yet rewarding, test of endurance.
Prenatal chiropractic care treatments are designed to keep the pelvis, spine, back, and other core strength body areas in alignment. This requires the advanced skills of a seasoned chiropractor to perform the motions correctly and in the most effective manner.
Most Chiropractors Recommend Starting Prenatal Chiropractic Care in the First Trimester
Most women will be able to undergo chiropractic care for pregnancy within the first trimester of pregnancy. This helps to establish a baseline for the chiropractor of what a normal spine/back/body balance status is for each unique patient.
Not all pregnancies progress in the same manner. Some women will look and feel very pregnant even in the first few months of pregnancy. Other women will not show signs of pregnancy until very late in the process.
This means that no two women will have the same chiropractic care needs as others. Most chiropractors also practice holistic and functional medicine in their practice, and this allows the chiropractor to plan a personalized care plan for each original patient.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care May Lessen Other Undesired Side-Effects from Pregnancy
Many women report relief from other undesirable side effects due to pregnancy after undergoing prenatal chiropractic care treatments.
These other potential pregnancy discomforts include:
- Morning Sickness or Nausea or Other Gastrointestinal Discomforts
- Joint Stiffness or Back Aches
- Poor Posture
- Cramps in Lower Legs
- Swelling of Feet/Ankle
- Exacerbation of Braxton Hicks Contractions
- Headaches – Migraines
- Underlying Stress & Anxiety
Dr. Jeffrey Robinson DC is a Holistic Doctor and Chiropractor with extensive experience as a prenatal chiropractor in Scottsdale, AZ. Utilizing Applied Kinesiology with Integrative nutritional medicine and a good clinical history has helped him to provide a wide scope of care and diagnosis to numerous health conditions. Contact Dr. Robsinon at AZ Multicare to begin your prenatal chiropractic experience.