Chiropractic & Pregnancy

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A woman has to bare a child for approximately 38 to 42 weeks during her pregnancy. During this time she will experience many uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms can be relieved through an allopathic model of taking medication, however these medications will pose side effects on not just the mother, but the baby too. The nagging symptoms can also create stress for the mom-to-be, which in return induces a stressful environment for the baby. Chiropractic care, on the other hand has been a go to for this generation of pregnant mothers, alleviating them from their pain but also restoring normal biomechanics. By treating vertebral subluxation, chiropractic allows the mother to have a much more comfortable pregnancy.

Chiropractic Care:

Chiropractic treatment for pregnant mothers is non-invasive and addresses the misalignments in the spine. The Webster Technique is commonly employed to treat pregnant women, as it tends to apply minimal pressure to the abdomen. This technique focuses on the pelvis which in return places less stress on ligaments and other structures surrounding the uterus.

Common Symptoms during Pregnancy

Back pains are very common during pregnancy. Women put on extra weight during this time, therefore increasing the pressure on the spine. The increased pressure then leads to nerve stress, which can complicate things for the mother or even the baby.

Other common symptoms during pregnancy include:

  • Pelvic/Hip pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure
  • Swollen ankles
  • Hormonal changes

 

Regular visits to the chiropractor throughout pregnancy can help a mom-to-be make the labour and the overall birthing experience quick and comfortable.

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