Many women are unaware of the potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Care during pregnancy may involve adjusting the joints of the spine and/or extremities and also providing appropriate stretching and exercises.
Why would you need chiropractic care during pregnancy? As the trimesters progress, your body releases "relaxin" which is a hormone allowing your pelvis to open up and allow space for your baby. While this is an essential part of pregnancy, some expecting mothers may experience some "hip" or low back pain due to the change in biomechanics. Also contributing to this is the growth and weight of the baby which places stress on the lumbar (low back) spine. Chiropractic care can be a safe and natural way to treat these issues.
Also, chiropractors like myself, may choose to perform the Webster Technique as the 3rd trimester progresses. This is a specific technique is used to provide pelvis balance and allow the fetus to move into the most comfortable and natural position possible. Clinically, a balanced pevlis has been show to allow for optimal fetal positioning.
Here is another great article about the Webster Technique. In conclusion, chiropractic care can be a welcomed addition to a family of supporters during pregnancy.
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