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4.5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor During Your Pregnancy

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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.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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Benefits Of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

One of the most important times in our lives – pregnancy.  Making sure that the mother is doing everything that she can to have an awesome amazing pregnancy comes with standards.  Regular check-ups with your midwives / OB/GYN, taking essential nutrients, and of course more naps!  Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy  is fundamental to ensure pre and post lasting results not only for the mother but child as well.

Hormonal Changes

Every experience that we encounter in life is processed and coordinated via your nerve system.  Chiropractic keeps the nerve system properly functioning so you can experience a pregnancy that is ideal.  Hormonal changes are typically one of the biggest factors that expecting mothers tend to “feel”.  By properly accessing the nerve system hormonal balances can be achieved to make sure that everything is working accordingly.  Hormones directly affect not only emotions but also muscles, ligaments, and tendons that are growing and developing.

Pelvic Changes

As the anticipation date of actual birth comes into fold, the amount of changes that the pelvis encounters is substantial.  The amount of pelvic imbalance is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy.  Pelvis misalignment may reduce the amount of room for the developing baby and cause unnecessary discomfort for the mother.  Distortions in the pelvis also have the ability to cause problems for the baby to make it down for the birth process itself.

Other Benefits Of Care

Overall functioning during pregnancy for the mother is very ideal.  The ability to maintain a healthy pregnancy comes from a balance: healthy lifestyle, diet, and regular check-ups to your nerve system.  The central nerve system is the master controller in the body, balancing proper nerve tone is the first step in a healthy and amazing experience.  The benefits can reduce labor, decrease nausea, relieve overall joint pain

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Going Through Pregnancy Like a Rockstar

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Going Through Pregnancy Like a Rockstar

Pregnancy is a monumental experience for any female…and yes the dad as well!  When you are going through pregnancy you “experience” some different things in life!  Some of those “experiences” people think are uncontrollable.  Morning sickness, nausea, back pain, pelvic pain, shortness of breath etc etc.  You must get the idea by now!  These symptoms you think are the normal process of pregnancy and you have to deal with it?  Wrong, with chiropractic care you can drastically decrease the signs and symptoms you have never experienced before.

Your nerve system is the master controller of EVERYTHING you go through and experience in life.  Your nerve system is learning to deal with something growing inside of you, better to have your nerve system rocking and rolling at 100% to battle your new signs and symptoms!  Your body begins to adapt to the presence of something else inside of you and without proper communication you exhibit signs and symptoms that people believe are “normal” during pregnancy.

The presence of a vertebral subluxation (what chiropractor’s find and correct) will interfere with the body’s ability to have proper communication back and forth.  If your body starts to have improper communication back and forth your body starts to exhibit signs and symptoms (morning sickness, nausea, back pain, pelvic pain, etc etc).  Why?  Your body is trying to tell you that something is not functioning correct and YES, the presence of a vertebral subluxation is evident!

Vertebral subluxation’s do not equate to healthy changes in your body.  Add in a growing baby using up much of your body’s resources to survive and grow within you, and you can begin to see where a subluxation can wreak havoc on the health of a pregnant women.  The nerve pressure and tension caused by the spinal compensations in the spine may lead to improper signals to be sent to various organs and tissues.  Pressure and tension on the nerves in your mid to upper thoracic spine may lead to decreased function of the heart and /  or lungs.  This may result in an added shortness of breath.  Or maybe high blood pressure, adding to that risk of preeclampsia.

You deserve to have the best chance at a successful pregnancy and childbirth, and you can only do that with a nerve system that is running free and clear of interference.  Make sure to get your nerves checked!