The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

  1. Relieving lower back pain, neck pain, and joint pain
  2. Easing pregnancy nausea
  3. Repositioning the baby for safer delivery
  4. Decreased risk of pre-term delivery
  5. Reducing the need for pain medication
  6. Prevention of C-section
  7. Shorter time of labor
  8. Relieving post-partum pain
  9. Faster recovery
Have you been experiencing pain and discomfort during your pregnancy? While some discomfort is simply unavoidable during pregnancy, other aches and pains can be greatly relieved by getting some help. We don’t mean necessarily going to your OB-gynecologist or taking medication, but a specialist in chiropractic care can make a big difference. In this article, we will shed light on the benefits of seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy. Keep reading to find out how chiropractors can help as you prepare and take care of yourself for the arrival of your baby.

Relieving Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Joint Pain

Pregnancy can result in spinal and pelvic misalignment as the baby inside your womb grows bigger and heavier. This may cause pain around your back, neck, hips, and pelvic regions. It can also affect your muscles, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic care helps relieve body pains brought about by pregnancy such as back pain, neck pain, and joint pain, as well as carefully fix spine misalignment.

Easing Pregnancy Nausea

Easing Pregnancy Nausea Since the spinal cord and spinal nerves are connected to the brain as part of the nervous system, they play a role in making pregnant women nauseous during pregnancy. This is why you may tend to vomit during your nine months. Chiropractic care can ease this pregnancy symptom by realigning the spine, which in turn improves brain functions and reduces the likelihood of morning sickness.

Repositioning the Baby for Safer Delivery

When the baby is in a breech position (feet or bottom first in the uterus), it can be difficult for the mother to deliver the baby. The baby also has limited space inside the womb when in this fetal position, hence it is best to have a chiropractor’s intervention before your expected day of delivery. Chiropractic care can help reposition your baby in a way that is safe for both of you while you are giving birth. It also maximizes the space inside your womb, allowing your baby to be handled more carefully during labor.

Decreased Risk of Pre-term Delivery

Receiving chiropractic care also reduces the risk of pre-term delivery and premature birth of your baby by preparing your pelvis for a healthy natural birth. As a result, the risk of premature birth complications that can affect your baby as they grow is lowered significantly.

Reducing the Need for Pain Medication

Given that chiropractic care can alleviate pains during pregnancy, it can lessen your need for pain relievers and medication. Aside from relieving physical pains, chiropractic care can also help strengthen your immune system during pregnancy. This contributes to your overall health, which reduces your need for certain medications during pregnancy and labor.

Prevention of C-section

As chiropractic care helps relax the floor of the pelvis and returns it to its normal, balanced state, it can help prevent the need for a C-section, also called a Cesarean birth, which poses a lot of risks to you and your baby. This is why it is important to see a chiropractor in order to increase the chances of a healthy and normal delivery.

Shorter Time for Labor

Shorter Time for Labor Mothers who receive chiropractic care can have reduced time for labor by 25 to 31 percent. The shorter duration of delivery and labor is due to better alignment in the pelvic region, which is undeniably one of the benefits that chiropractic care can give to women during pregnancy.

Relieving Post-Partum Pain

Even after you give birth, you will still most likely feel pain. This is called post-partum pain or “afterpains”, which are caused by contractions in the uterus as it shrinks back to its normal size following your labor. Chiropractic care relieves these pains by helping your body restore its normal biomechanics, or the movements of your bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Faster Recovery

Women who have gone through labor need to fully recover in order to regain their strength and prevent sickness. Due to all the changes and effects of pregnancy, the female body definitely doesn’t go back to normal in one night. With chiropractic care, mothers who just gave birth can heal and recover faster from all the pain of pregnancy and labor. If the mother received chiropractic care during pregnancy, her body releases relaxin during labor, a hormone that relaxes the muscles, joints, and ligaments and helps the body stretch. So, the more relaxed you are while giving birth, the shorter the time it takes and the more successful your delivery is, which also results in a faster recovery.

Key Takeaway

Pregnancy and labor can definitely be considered two of the most challenging moments of a woman’s life; things can be alright, yet things can also go wrong. This is why it is important to understand the benefits of seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy. Want to know why getting chiropractic adjustments is beneficial for your health? Don’t hesitate to send us a message—our expert chiropractors provide the best chiropractic treatment in the Philippines!

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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