Although the general population views chiropractic around pregnancy as a “treatment for back pain” or a last minute option for “turning breech babies”, it is so much more than that! Did you ever think to see a chiropractor BEFORE pregnancy? Did you know that chiropractic POST pregnancy has more than 1 benefit? Find out 20+ reasons why seeing a chiropractor before, during, and after pregnancy can help you achieve success on your journey into parenthood by reading below!
Most couples don’t realize the importance of fostering a healthy environment for baby long before baby is even in the picture. What does this mean? In order for pregnancy to occur and for baby to thrive in those vulnerable early stages, mom must ensure her health is optimal. If both parents are in a constant state of stress, consuming poor nutritional intake, and/or using products or prescriptions that are filled with hormonal disrupters, the likelihood of successful fertility is decreased.
The role of a chiropractor is to detect and correct stress on your nervous system. This makes sense when you recall that the spine is what protects your spinal cord, a part of the central nervous system! The nervous system is the most important system in the entire human body. It is what sends signals back and forth to the brain and the rest of the body, to ensure that ALL systems are functioning properly.
Other chiropractic benefits pre-pregnancy include:
-Decreased flight-or-flight mode
-Normalized menstrual cycle
-Increased immune function
-Improved overall health and wellness
"I noticed that my overall health was improving. My period became regular!"
"I am proud to announce that I am PREGNANT without the use of fertility medications!"
If you are looking for ways to enhance your pregnancy, and prepare your body and mind for the birth of your child… look no further! Although the general population views chiropractic for pregnancy as a “treatment for back pain” or a last minute option for “turning breech babies”, it is so much more than that!
Research has shown that women under consistent chiropractic care during pregnancy are more likely to deliver their baby with decreased labor times and less need for intervention as compared to women who were not under chiropractic care. Women also report a greater sense of prenatal support, less anxiety surrounding birth, and decreased discomfort resulting in a happier pregnancy!
Other chiropractic benefits during pregnancy include:
-Improved immune function
-More comfortable sleep
-Assists with changing hormonal imbalances: headaches, nausea, etc
-Facilitates pelvic and sacral alignment
-Decreased ligament tension on uterus resulting in greater likelihood of optimal fetal positioning
-Research has shown: decreased labor times and less intervention required
-Healthy pregnancies leading to healthy babies!
"I was able to manage my pregnancy with little to no back pain, a ton of energy, and general feeling of overall wellness which I know chiropractic care helped enable."
"My pregnancy journey changed from something that I had to 'get through' to an experience I could enjoy."
"I was no longer constipated, I was not getting sick, and my allergies were much improved! I also only had mild discomfort with my round ligaments."
Giving birth is one of the most difficult experiences women go through. Your body and mind just worked extremely hard to deliver your child. You coped with contractions, you moved into a variety of birth positions, and your entire body tensed for many hours. The end result outweighs EVERY ache and pain, but let’s face it- you are feeling it now after the “birth high” has worn off! Whether you delivered vaginally or had a c-section, recovery requires support from your team while you also care for the new baby.
Chiropractic care is very important postpartum to help you recover physically and emotionally. Your body is returning back to its pre-pregnancy state, hormones are changing, and new stressors may be entering your life as you step into parenthood. Remember that the role of a chiropractor is to detect and correct any form of stress on your nervous system- the master controller of the body. When this system is functioning optimally, every other system is functionally at its best.
We want you to be as strong and healthy as possible, so that you can keep baby strong, healthy, and safe!
Other chiropractic benefits postpartum include:
-Quicker recovery from labor/delivery
-Supports breastfeeding relationship: increased milk production, improved latch for baby if checked post birth
-Assists with hormonal imbalances: improved mood
-Increased immune function
"The nurses and the hospital staff couldn't believe how quickly I was healing and recovering. I feel like everything I did helped, but one of the biggest things was my chiropractic care."