Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Becoming pregnant and starting a family is a very exciting time for most women. It is also a time of great physical change for them. The spine and nervous system of the mother has to support two people. With all the physical changes taking place, the spine can shift. This causes vertebral subluxations to develop, irritating spinal nerves and interfering with brain/body communication. This irritation doesn't allow mom or baby to function at their optimum.
Keeping your spine aligned properly and your body functioning at its highest level has many benefits during pregnancy and labor. For example, spinal nerves in the middle of your back control your digestive track and keeping this area free from subluxation can help ease heartburn. Keeping the low back and pelvis free from subluxations can help with relieving sciatic pain. Women under regular chiropractic care during their pregnancy also report a decrease in the incidence of morning sickness and an increase in sleep.
Dr. Irvin Hendersen, MD stated that “Women who received chiropractic care in their 3rd trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort.”
Dr. Joan Fallon, D.C. conducted research that shows first time moms receiving chiropractic care decreased their labor times by 24% and those who were on their second and third births, decreased their labor times by 39%.
Chiropractic care is safe and effective for woman who are pregnant. Call us today if you want ot see how chiropractic can help you and your pregnancy,