4.5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor during Your Pregnancy
4.5 reasons to see a chiropractor during your pregnancy. Why 4.5? This is a blog, and literacy standards and protocols go out the window and we are allowed to do whatever we want. A mom’s body is constantly changing and altering in order to develop a child. Every source of nutrition, function, and coordination to the developing child is sustained and controlled via the mother’s central nerve system and her spinal health. Healthy spine = Healthy Pregnancy.
1. The Most Notorious = Pain
Low back pain is caused by pelvis dysfunction. The body is changing and adapting to the new physical stress placed on it. Most expecting mothers will try to off-set the developing child and create a type of “sway-back” that ultimately creates more problems than it should. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 16/17 women saw clinical improvement from of back pain and relief from discomfort after seeking chiropractic care.
2. Shorter Labor
According to the CCA, 50% of mothers will experience easier labor and delivery with regular chiropractic check-ups. With regular spinal checkups the pelvis and sacrum can be balanced, creating the environment for an ideal birth. A balanced pelvis eliminates undue tension to muscles and ligaments which will enhance optimal fetal positioning.
3. Regulating Your Hormones
Relaxin. One of the “top” hormones that is essential for pregnant mothers is also a hormone that creates constant instability in muscle tissue. 80% of pregnant women did not receive treatment for muscle pain related to pregnancy while under chiropractic care. Regular spinal checkups can help regulate relaxin levels, resulting in less muscle pain and tension.
4. Supporting Mother’s Health
Healthy living can be over-whelming and daunting for expectant mothers. With regular check-ups not only are you supporting your physical needs, your emotional needs become elevated as well. Your overall quality of pregnancy will increase by allowing you to maintain your activity level (motion). Because life is motion and motion is life.
4.5 The Just In Case
The breech position. Chiropractors have been trained in and can utilize a specific technique called the Webster’s Technique. The Webster’s Technique has an 82% success rate in moving babies from breech to cephalic position. Considering the high rate of cesareans today (plus the unwillingness of more OBs to deliver a breech baby), the Webster technique should be an option for every eligible pregnant woman. Just in case.