Chiropractic care during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a wonderful, exciting time in a woman’s life, and it is important to stay healthy and strong throughout. While many women focus on eating right and staying active, it is easy to overlook the tremendous strain that pregnancy can put on the body, particularly the spine and pelvic region.
During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back. As the baby grows, the added weight causes the curvature of her lower back to increase, placing extra stress on the fragile facet joints on the back side of the spine. Aside from being painful and generally uncomfortable for the mother, this can also result in several complications during delivery.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the pain and discomfort frequently experienced in pregnancy, and creates an environment for an easier, safer delivery. It is one safe and effective way to help the spine and pelvis cope with the rapid increase in physical stress by restoring a state of balance. In fact, most women have found that chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy, and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labor. Dr Goel should be your partner for a healthy pregnancy. She can provide adjustments, as well as offer nutritional, ergonomic and exercise advice to help address your special needs.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE DURING PREGNANCY
Relief from Low Back Pain
As a woman continues to move throughout her pregnancy, stress builds up in the lower back. This is because as the belly grows, the center of gravity moves forward and the curve of the lower back increases, putting more pressure on the joints of the lower back and pelvis. This stress can make it difficult to walk or perform daily activities. Chiropractic adjustments help keep the spine and pelvis in alignment and prevent and relieve lower back pain.
Easier and Shorter Labor and Delivery
Regular chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy can help ensure that your pelvis, spine, and hips are properly aligned, and your nervous system are in optimal working condition. Your nervous system is responsible for controlling your contractions and dilating your cervix during labor and delivery. Optimal nervous system function can help you enjoy this experience to the fullest.
Restoring Proper Pelvic Alignment and Balance
As your baby grows, the need for space is critical to the baby’s development. Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps maintain pelvic balance and prevent pelvic misalignment. Proper pelvic alignment gives the baby more freedom of movement as he or she grows, and helps the baby get into the right position for birth. When the pelvis is misaligned, it prevents normal movement that can lead to congenital disabilities. With regular chiropractic care, proper pelvic alignment and balance can be maintained throughout pregnancy. This promotes a safe and smooth delivery.
Helps Stem Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman’s mind and body. For many, these changes manifest themselves in postpartum depression. It is a serious condition that many women suffer from, and it can affect their lives for quite some time after giving birth.
After giving birth, mothers deal with a whole host of challenging issues. Some may worry that they will never get back to the great pre-baby shape they had. Then there is the pain and constant waking up all night to get the baby back to sleep or to nurse. All these little events can lead to a bad case of postpartum depression.
The hormonal and postural changes of pregnancy combined with the stress of childbirth itself often cause severe symptoms of postpartum depression after the baby is born. Symptoms of postpartum depression can include extreme fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, sluggishness, lack of motivation, loss of appetite and dysfunction.
Chiropractic adjustments during this recovery period can help reduce the likelihood of postpartum depression, shorten recovery time, and improve your mood and energy level.
Faster Recovery After Labor
After your baby is born, recovery times can vary due to loosened ligaments, nerve stress and misalignments during pregnancy and labor. Seeing a chiropractor afterward can address these problems that may have occurred during pregnancy and return your body to its original pre-pregnancy state.
Chiropractic Care Relieves Pregnancy Symptoms
Chiropractic care can help relieve pregnancy symptoms such as headaches, lower back pain, and fatigue. A chiropractor can help reduce these symptoms by realigning your spine and improving the function of your entire nervous system and body. As a result, pregnancy will be an amazing experience that was meant to be.
Amazing Experience of Pregnancy
Chiropractic aims to alleviate unnecessary stress on the nervous system. The stronger and healthier your nervous system is, the stronger and healthier your overall function be at the time of birth. Prenatal chiropractic care can help improve overall health for both you and your baby and reduce some unwanted symptoms so you can have a safer and more comfortable pregnancy.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can be resilient in facing everyday challenges.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.