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Pregnancy: Top 5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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The journey of pregnancy is an extraordinary chapter in a woman’s life, marked by personal growth, anticipation, and occasional stress. This transformative period calls for specialised care, and many expectant mothers are turning to chiropractic interventions to optimise their well-being.

In this in-depth guide, we will explore the profound advantages chiropractic care offers, not only for the expecting mother but also for the optimal development of the unborn child.

Understanding the Physical Impact of Pregnancy

The journey of pregnancy is undoubtedly challenging, as any mother will attest. As the unborn child undergoes growth and development within the mother’s uterus, a cascade of physiological changes unfolds.

From our insightful discussions with members of our practice, we’ve identified the most impactful transformations, notably the heightened weight bearing and the adjustments in posture experienced by the mother.

The developing child’s weight shifts forward, projecting over and in front of the woman’s belly. This shift places added stress on the mother’s lower back and intensifies the strain on her pelvic region. It’s commonplace for pregnant women to witness an increase in the curvature of their lower back.

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This shift in the spine’s alignment often results in sensations of numbness and tingling extending into the thighs, knees, and occasionally the feet. Lower back and pelvic discomfort, muscle tension, coupled with leg cramps, are frequent companions for pregnant women. The distortion in the spine and the accompanying stress can significantly impact the woman’s gait, sitting posture, and overall mobility.

The repercussions of this forward shift aren’t limited to the lower back; the upper back, neck, and shoulder region also bear the brunt as the body endeavors to compensate for the changing dynamics caused by the protruding belly.

In essence, the physical demands of pregnancy are indeed substantial!

The top 5 benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy

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Chiropractic care as a natural pain relief

The commonly known restrictions on alcohol, cigarettes, and certain medications during pregnancy highlight the importance of natural approaches to managing discomfort.

That is one of the major reasons why natural, drug-free, chiropractic adjustments can be such a valuable tool to help pregnant women feel better and function better during this critical time.

Adjustments are 100% natural.

Adjustments free up locked and misaligned spinal joints, improve flexibility, and can reduce inflammation. Many pregnant women feel an immediate sense of stress relief after being adjusted.

Chiropractic adjustments are extremely safe and effective for pregnant women.

Tip: Read more about how to choose the right chiropractor for your pregnancy journey here.

Chiropractic care improves nervous system function

Spinal Examination for Chiropractic careRecognising the nervous system & brain function as the master regulators of bodily functions underscores their significance during pregnancy.

It is doubly important for pregnant woman to have a balanced, high performing nervous system because the expecting mother’s nervous system transmits the life energy that guides the growth and development of her unborn child.

Spinal misalignments, known as subluxations, stress and irritate a person’s nervous system. If an expecting mother has interference to her nervous system caused by a spinal problem, then they are less than 100% healthy. This cannot be good for the growth and development of the unborn child.

Chiropractic adjustments reduce this stress and optimize brain function, allowing moms to reach their full health potential. With the expecting mom at her full health potential, the unborn child will be able to grow and develop in a more optimal state.

It is for this reason alone, that all pregnant women should have their spines checked.

An optimally functioning spine and nervous system equals optimal health.

Chiropractic care reduces stress on the uterus and help facilitate less traumatic deliveries

The uterus is the structure in a woman’s body that serves and the “home” of the developing child. A woman’s uterus is anchored to the inside of her lower pelvis via ligaments and other support structures. If an expecting mother’s pelvis is distorted or misaligned in any way, this distortion can transmit stress and tension to the uterus that is anchored to it.

There may be a structural pulling or tension effect on the uterus as a result of the distortion in the alignment. This physical stress on the uterus may affect the natural, wavelike mechanical contraction process that occurs during delivery.

protecting your spine

Plainly stated, the uterus cannot function properly if it is being stressed or distorted by a misaligned pelvis or lumbar spine and misalignments may interfere with the natural contraction process during delivery, potentially leading to complications. This may lead to excessive stress on the new born and may force the medical professionals to utilize more invasive techniques like forceps, vacuum extraction, or possibly caesarean.

These procedures, while potentially necessary in emergency situations, can cause injury to the new born baby’s spine—particularly the upper neck region. This is known as birth trauma and should be avoided at all costs.

Chiropractic adjustments come to the forefront by realigning the lower back and pelvis, minimising mechanical stress on the uterus, and reducing the likelihood of birth trauma.

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.

Chiropractic care while pregnant can help produce a healthier child

The wholistic approach to health during pregnancy extends beyond immediate discomfort management.

When a mum takes good care of herself—eating well, managing stress, and keeping her nervous system in good shape during pregnancy—it gives the baby the best chance to be healthy.

Essentially, a healthy mom leads to a healthy child.

It’s important to remember that looking after the mum’s nervous system through regular chiropractic adjustments is a key part of keeping both mum and baby healthy during this special time.

Taking your baby to a chiropractor with Chiropractic Singapore

Tip: After birth, bringing your baby in for a spinal check-up ensures early detection of any potential issues or birth trauma, promoting a healthy start to their development.

Chiropractic care promotes faster recovery for the mother

The benefits of chiropractic care extend into the postpartum period, contributing to a faster recovery for mothers. By enhancing spine alignment, flexibility, and nerve system functionality, chiropractic adjustments empower mothers to engage more fully with their newborns.

Needless to say, not only is this important for the mother, but this is critical for the growth and development of the child.

Learn more about how chiropractic care provided the needed support for this family with 4 children.

Nurturing wellness with expert guidance from female chiropractors for pregnant mothers

Chiropractic care, custom-tailored for expectant mothers, offers a personalised and holistic approach to health during the transformative journey of pregnancy. Proactive chiropractic care enhances the comfort and well-being of this experience.

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It is crucial to select a chiropractor wisely, one who possesses a deep understanding of pregnancy and the female anatomy. Opting for a skilled professional, especially a fellow female chiropractor, ensures that the care received aligns seamlessly with the unique needs of pregnancy.

To embark on this journey towards optimal health and vitality, consider scheduling a comprehensive spinal checkup with a highly trained and understanding chiropractor.

Your commitment to holistic well-being during pregnancy not only fosters your personal health but sets the foundation for a happier, healthier family life.

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