“This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood—finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult
Before your baby even sees the world, they see you.
They feel you, not just around them, but in every cell, every fiber of their being. From conception on, you are a team—you and your little one, who you will protect, love and to whom you will show the world. And while that’s a beautiful thing, it can also be a bit overwhelming.
A healthy pregnancy is vital to a child’s future and yours. Your prenatal care with your chosen OBGYN or midwife is one (very big) part of your healthy pregnancy, however, there’s more you can do to complement the care you receive! Gentle exercise, yoga, great nutrition, prenatal massage and chiropractic care can all be part of creating a healthy, pain-free pregnancy (which can lead to an easier labor and delivery).
What’s Happening to Your Body?
During and after pregnancy, the body goes through an incredible amount of physiological and endocrinological changes. One of the biggest is to your spine—your lifeline. As the body changes, the curve in the back increases, the abdomen protrudes, the ligaments relax and the pelvis changes. This can cause a whole litany of issues within the musculoskeletal system during a time when increased nervous system function is ideal. Under these immense physical changes, your muscles and joints are greatly affected.
Med-Free Prenatal Care
Regular chiropractic adjustments can help the body adapt to these changes and can treat common musculoskeletal symptoms resulting from inflammation and pressure on the spine. This includes muscle tightness, spasms, cramping and even sciatic discomfort. Chiropractic is an all-natural form of care that doesn’t put you or your baby at risk.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, here are just a few ways chiropractic can help during your pregnancy:
- Controlling nausea
- Reducing the time and difficulty of labor
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Preventing cesarean delivery
- Breech correction
Moms Like You!
Chiropractic care has produced great results for moms in need—and we’ve had quite a few patients experience very real, positive results. Here are some of their stories.