Pregnancy causes all kinds of changes in your body which can lead to prenatal discomfort and pain. Much of this discomfort can be relieved through prenatal chiropractic care. These FAQs from ChiroMom explain more about the effects of pregnancy on the body and the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care.
How does pregnancy impact your body?
As your pregnancy advances, your body will change to accommodate the extra weight and size of the baby growing in your womb. Pregnancy will affect your posture as you adapt to carrying this extra weight. Pregnancy causes a loosening of your pelvic muscles which can impact the stability of your spinal column and lead to muscle strain. During the third trimester of your pregnancy, the shift of your baby’s weight may put pressure on your sciatic nerve, causing back and leg pain and numbness.
How can prenatal chiropractic care help with pregnancy discomfort and pain?
Through chiropractic adjustments, our Bellmore, NY, chiropractor can keep your spine and pelvic area properly aligned to relieve muscle strain and minimize pain and discomfort. Aligning these areas gives baby more room to move and grow, which will aid in your delivery. Spinal adjustments can also take pressure off of your sciatic nerve, so you feel fewer aches and pains and can enjoy improved flexibility and mobility. Improved mobility can help you have a healthier pregnancy and will aid in your delivery.
Is prenatal chiropractic care safe for a pregnant mom and her child?
Prenatal chiropractic care is perfectly safe for mothers to be and their unborn children. At ChiroMom, we take special measures to ensure you’re comfortable and secure in our care. Your treatment will be conducted on a table specifically designed for pregnant mothers to promote safety and comfort. Our chiropractor has ample experience treating pregnant moms and will use gentle techniques that relieve pain and discomfort without posing a risk to you or your child.
How can prenatal chiropractic care prepare me for natural childbirth?
Natural childbirth can only occur if your baby is in the proper position for birthing. If your baby isn’t in that position, our Bellmore chiropractor can perform adjustments that can help coax baby to shift positions in the womb to make it easier to have a safe, natural delivery. This same technique can help maintain proper alignment of your pelvis and lower spine to reduce pain and promote an easier delivery.
See Our Bellmore, NY, Chiropractor for Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Prenatal chiropractic care can help minimize muscle aches, pains, and strains commonly associated with pregnancy to help you enjoy this stage of your life more. To learn more about prenatal chiropractic care or to schedule prenatal chiropractic treatment, contact ChiroMom, Bellmore, NY, at (516) 221-1212.