In our last article, we discussed many of the common challenges that expecting mothers face as they experience pregnancy. We also explored the first three benefits of being adjusted during pregnancy—why the healthiest families on the planet choose chiropractic as a first line of defence.
Here are three more ways that chiropractic care can be a major advantage for you and your growing family!
4. Less Traumatic Deliveries
Chiropractic adjustments can balance a pregnant woman’s pelvis and lumbar spine, ensuring that those spinal areas are aligned, flexible, and functioning well. This will reduce the mechanical stress on a woman’s uterus.
With less stress on the uterus, it will function more optimally, and the end result will be a greater ease of delivery. You won’t have to reenact the stereotypical image of a mother turning red, holding her breath, screaming and panting while delivering her child. The birth process should not be such a traumatic experience for the mother or the child.
An optimally aligned spine can lead to an easier delivery process, more comfort for the mother, and less trauma for the child. And the latter point is very important in the future health and development of the child.
With an easier delivery process, the likelihood of utilizing forceps, vacuum extraction, or possibly caesarean procedures during delivery will be greatly reduced. If utilized, these techniques can introduce excessive force into the new-born’s upper cervical spine, leading to a variety of health complications associated with the traumatic procedure. While invasive medical procedures may be necessary in emergency situations, they should not be utilized as a primary option. If the risky procedure can be avoided, all the better.
The more natural the child birth process is, the more likely the child will be healthy and ultimately grow to their full potential.
5. Healthier Child
If a mother has an optimally functioning nerve system during pregnancy with great nutrition, and manages her stress well, then the child has the maximal chance of being as healthy as possible.
This benefit is kind of the bottom line: the ultimate goal of giving birth to a child is to have that child be as healthy and as happy as possible. Families go to great lengths to provide a healthy, loving, enriching environment for the unborn child as they are walking the path of pregnancy. It seems important to note that taking care of the mother’s nervous system with regular chiropractic adjustments needs to be the keystone of a health promotion strategy during pregnancy.
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The foundation of a mother’s health is an optimally functioning spine and nerve system. This is important not only in the birth process as we have seen in #4. Less Traumatic Deliveries, but also in the pre-birth stages when the health of the mother is directly linked to the development and growth of the fetus.
A healthy mom leads to a healthy child.
6. Faster Recovery for the Mother
Being adjusted before and after giving birth is another great way to recover faster from the rigors of the delivery process.
Chiropractic adjustments improves the alignment and flexibility of a woman’s spine, and they also positively stimulate a person’s nerve system to be more balanced, functional, and healthy.
All of these facts lead to faster recovery after giving birth.
Recovered moms are able to interact more with their new-born child; healthier and stronger bonds between the mother and the child are more likely. Needless to say, not only is this important for the mother, but this is critical for the growth and development of the child.
Faster recovery leads to healthier relationships and stronger families.
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Chiropractic Care for the Pregnant Mother
Chiropractic adjustments are very specialized procedures with no one-size-fits-all type of solution. They should only be performed by a highly trained and qualified practitioner, who will determine the most effective way of catering to your health needs after a thorough consultation and examination.
This is ever the more important for a pregnant mother who is going through such an important life-transforming process, and experiencing radical changes to their bodies at each and every stage of their journey.
Have the health of your spine checked with a Doctor of Chiropractic, and allow them to assist in helping you be at your most optimal state while you go through all the challenges and surprises of the gifted birth process.
It’s Never Too Early for a Checkup!
The first step in determining if chiropractic is right for you is to schedule a comprehensive spinal check up with one of our qualified Doctors of Chiropractic.
It’s never too early for a spinal checkup. Schedule a checkup for you and your family!
Here’s to your optimal health and vitality!