Are you a pregnant? Do you know someone who is?
Are you currently planning a family?
You may wonder how Chiropractic can help you throughout your pregnancy? It's a great question. Keep reading to find out more!
Chiropractic & Pregnancy
Did you know that research demonstrates Chiropractic Care can support a woman throughout pregnancy and make both carrying and delivering her child easier? Some research even demonstrates that women under Chiropractic Care throughout their pregnancy, may have shorter labor and delivery times.
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, very quickly. In order to be and feel your best, it is important that you support your body through these many changes, especially where alignment and posture are concerned.
As your body changes, your center of gravity changes as well. This, along with the added weight of your growing baby, changes the way your body must support you. These changes can increase the stress on your spine and other parts of your body. It is important that throughout these changes your spine remains within alignment and integrity.
Did you know that there are ligaments that attach the uterus and cervix to the scrum and other pelvic structures? Maintaining proper pelvic alignment during pregnancy is absolutely crucial. Pelvic dysfunction can possibly lead to pain or unnecessary strain on your uterus.
It is due to these connections that research has also shown Chiropractic Care can help women become pregnant, even those who may have struggled previously. Many women also report that Chiropractic care can ease their pain and cramping during their periods.
Chiropractic seeks to restore the optimal function of your nervous system by addressing the function of your nerves as they exit your spine. Your spinal column houses your spinal cord which carry's messages from your brain. Via nerves that exit at each spinal level, your brain is able to communicate with every cell, organ and tissue in your body.
What results can you expect from Chiropractic? The answer is, I don't know. Every body responds slightly differently and it will depend on you and your body.
What I do know is that under care you and your child will be healthier! When your spine is aligned and your nervous system is functioning properly you have greater potential to create health! I invite you to come and discover how Chiropractic may be able to help you and your family be healthy.
If you're pregnant it is critical that you take care of your body as best as possible - this means quality food, plenty of sleep, high quality vitamins, supportive exercise and Chiropractic Care!
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Until next time,
ps — While you might not be an expecting parent, if you would like to know more about how Chiropractic might benefit you, let’s have a conversation. And if you know someone with a sensitive child, please share this message with them!