We get a lot of questions regarding Chiropractic care and if it is safe for pregnant women. The answer is YES! Chiropractic care is a great option for soon-to-be mothers and their developing baby! We have laid out a few benefits expecting mothers may experience with Chiropractic during their pregnancy.
Back Pain Relief
It’s no surprise that expecting mothers often experience back pain. Pregnancy is tough on the body’s skeletal structure especially in the third trimester. As the baby develops that weight changes your posture and curve of your back. Adjustments at Cornerstone Chiropractic are great to contradict these changes and relieve back pain that accompanies it. Dr. Tyler Peterson is trained to work with women who are pregnant. He uses an effective technique known as Torque Release. An instrument is used to adjust that is very gentle and completely safe for your baby! Along with Adjustments, Dr. Tyler shares exercises and stretches that can be done at home to help with a safe pregnancy.
Ease pregnancy symptoms
Pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and vomiting can be caused by a pinched nerve due to misalignment of the spine. If this is the case, a chiropractic adjustment may be the only thing you need to kick that morning sickness!
Better positioning for baby in turn better labor and birth
The back isn’t the only part of your skeletal system that can be thrown off by pregnancy. It’s very common for the pelvis and hips to tilt. This can restrict the available room for the developing baby and may cause a breech position. Adjustments can help to even out the hips, give the baby more room, and make the delivery easier. This is especially important for women who desire a drug-free, natural birth.
Finally, chiropractic is great for correcting misalignments that may have happened as a result of child birth for both the mother and the baby. Both go through a lot of stress during the birthing process. It is a good idea to checked to adjust any alignment/posture problems that may have resulted from it.