It’s common knowledge that chiropractic care is becoming an invaluable tool to mothers preparing for birth. Mothers are looking for things that provide a healthier, safer and easier birth, which naturally leads them to chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care for pregnant mothers is actually well established. Interest is at an all time high regarding natural birthing. This is partially due to the C-section rate also being at an all time high. In order to address the high rate of C-section proactively, chiropractic care is being utilized. In order to understand the benefits of chiropractic care to assist with a healthy pregnancy, it is necessary to analyze both the mother’s and child biomechanics during the course of pregnancy.
With the increase in weight, the mother’s posture will change as her center of gravity shifts. Also hormonal changes, especially in the third trimester, will increase ligament laxity which can add to instability in her spine and pelvis.
Ligament instability can create problems in the spine as well as the pelvis. Misalignments can be quite painful and stressful. Although pain can be quite disruptive, distracting and lower quality of life for the mother, these misalignments have more serious consequences. Chiropractors use the term Subluxation to describe misalignments in the nervous system that interfere with the bodies ability to regulate and heal itself. These roadblocks in the spine can create pain and stress for both mother and child. This increased stress can make the pregnancy and birthing process slower and more complicated. It is important that the mother has healthy spine and nervous system for optimal pregnancy.
If the mother is subluxated, more medical interventions are more likely to be recommended. Interventions carry significant side effects for the expectant mother. Unfortunately, most procedures and medications are being used in ways that they were not approved for. Often these interventions lack evidence that they are effective.
More and more parents are taking an active interest in natural healthcare including chiropractic care for their pregnancy concerns. Chiropractic is safe, effective and works with the mother’s body to enhance control and restore communication between the mother and child. If you would like a chiropractor and you are outside of Grand Rapids, please contact us and we would be happy to recommend a chiropractor near you.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49534