As someone who specializes in prenatal chiropractic care, one of the questions I hear a lot of is: “How does chiropractic care help pregnancy?” In addition to that, I frequently hear from expectant moms, “I didn’t even know I could get chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Not only CAN you get chiropractic care while you’re pregnant, but you SHOULD be getting chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. It’ll help your pregnancy in so many ways!
The main 4 benefits include:
Specific chiropractic care increases your overall comfort throughout pregnancy! In just nine short months your body is growing and changing and shifting; there are a lot of structural shifts going on in that window, especially in the last trimester. Chiropractic care helps your body better adapt to those changes so you experience less discomfort.
Consistent chiropractic care can help to decrease your labor time and make for an easier labor! a lot of first time moms, and maybe even second+ time moms are looking at 12+ hour labors. New studies have suggested that moms who have been under regular chiropractic care have seen a decrease in labor time by an average of 20% (some up to 30%).
Regular adjustments utilizing the Webster Technique help encourage optimal positioning of baby in the womb! Pregnancy creates a lot of tension and shifts throughout the low back, pelvic structures, and soft tissue.Chiropractic care addresses this and makes sure that the body, especially the low back and pelvic structures, are balanced and even. This creates more ease, and more ease helps encourage baby to find a head down position.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy helps to facilitate an easier recovery after pregnancy and childbirth. Whether you have a vaginal birth or a C-section, you want to make sure that your structures are aligned properly so you can recover and heal.
Drs. Jordan and Joe Adams are chiropractors at Calibration Chiropractic, a neuro-structural chiropractic office in Mansfield, TX. They focus on a brain based approach to chiropractic and they work with special populations.