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5 Ways Chiropractors Help During Pregnancy

5 Ways Chiropractors Help During Pregnancy The woman’s body becomes a natural haven for a new born during pregnancy and miraculously adjusts to the baby’s several needs. But during these very phenomenal nine months the mother’s body also undergoes a lot of stress, especially in the spine region. These include strain on the neck, upper and lower back, wrists, below the ribs, ankle and pelvis. Along with relieving the pain in these regions, the chiropractor can also help ease the delivery of the child. Worries like “will this injure the baby?” have no place at a chiropractor’s.

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Chiropractors are not merely “bone crunchers” administering tough procedures on people will chronic pain. They are healers who administer sensitive prenatal care and restoring a healthy balance of the nervous system. There are various ways in which chiropractors can help ease pregnancy and delivery: 1. Alignment and balance:


5 Ways Chiropractors Help During Pregnancy

Maintaining a healthy pelvic balance and alignment is a major reason to take chiropractic care during those crucial nine months. If the pelvis is misaligned, it reduces the room available for the developing baby. This is called intrauterine constraint. It may further lead to complications while giving birth as the baby finds it difficult to get into a comfortable position for a smooth delivery. The mother might not have a non-invasive birth if this condition persists. It is important to prevent all kinds of obstructions and misalignments. 2. Neck Adjustments: The upper neck tends to misadjust during pregnancy. It can rotate and choke the nerve tissue and cause incessant nausea. This kind of unnecessary nausea can be avoided by simple neck massages and alignment exercises with the chiropractor’s advice. 3. Treatment for Sciatica: As the uterus expands to accommodate the growing baby, the body’s joints natural loosen leading to pain in various joints, especially sciatica region. If the sciatica pain is relieved, the mother finds it easier to carry the baby around for longer periods of time, and not be bed-ridden. To-be mothers might find the treatment a little uncomfortable because of the stiffness, but within just a few sessions their back relieves and adjusts into its old flexible mode again. 4. Webster Method: This was developed by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Pediatric Association, to maintain a sturdy pelvic balance and help ease the delivery process of pregnancy. To help prevent dystocia (difficult labour) to-be mothers undergo this gentle adjustment which eases their pelvic and lower back muscles and help them relax their bodies during the stressful times. A light force is applied by hand in a very specific direction on the spine to help the body readjust. 5. Natural birth: Modern methods of child delivery are all scientific, machine-dependant or medicinedependant. Chiropractic care offers the unique advantage of being entirely natural and drug-free. It eases many pains and discomforts during the time of pregnancy, thus helping mothers-to-be relax and enjoy this time, while also offering them a


5 Ways Chiropractors Help During Pregnancy

chance at a healthy future. A child born after thorough chiropractic care is healthy and problem free as its most stressful time had been made easier – the time of birth.

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Chiropractic adjustments made during pregnancy go a long way – with easy delivery and an easy post-partum period. It helps the mother and child connect better with each other as the mother is in a relaxed state of mind and body. Sources: 1. http://restoringhealthandwellness.com/chiropractic/prenatal-chiropractic/ 2. http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/chiropracticcare.html 3. http://jogachiropractic.com/blog/b_20608_3_ways_chiropractic_prenatal_care_makes_pre gnancy_easier.html

4. http://www.kingfamilychiro.net/pregnancy-pediatrics 5. http://www.circlecitychiropractic.com/chiropractic-care-during-pregnancy-what-are-theadvantages/

5 ways chiropractors help during pregnancy july 17 2013  

How chiropractors can assist you during your pregnancy.

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