How Can Chiropractic Care Benefit Your Pregnancy?
Having a baby is a joyous time but does have its struggles and challenges. As your body goes through changes, proper support is needed. Changes like lower back pain, swollen feet, or adjusting to the new positioning of the baby take some getting used to. One way to effectively alleviate pain and stress on your body is through prenatal chiropractic. You can visit our chiropractors in Tucson today to learn more about how our prenatal care at Inspired Life Center can assist in a healthy pregnancy.
How Can A Chiropractor Help with Common Issues During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience, but for some, the journey has some issues. Research shows that 75% of pregnant women experience lower-back or pelvic pain related to their pregnancy. Some issues are caused by weight gain or postural changes, lasting throughout the pregnancy.
Pregnancy chiropractic helps with various aspects of prenatal care, including:
- Alleviates pain in the joints, neck and hips.
- Controls symptoms of nausea.
- Maintains a healthy and comfortable system for pregnancy.
Chiropractors provide manual manipulation of the musculoskeletal system without medication or surgery. Common conditions can make pregnancy uncomfortable and hard to manage. Pregnancy chiropractic alleviates symptoms from these common issues, including:
Lower back pain and Pelvic Pain - When there is an anterior shift in the center of gravity, this creates stress on the lumbar part of the spine and pelvis. Another source of pain is muscle tightness and an awkward gait.
Sciatic nerve pain - The sciatic nerve is irritated by hypertonicity in the gluteal muscles or deep external rotators. The baby's growth could also put pressure on the sciatic nerve as well.
How Can A Chiropractor Ensure A Natural Birth?
One major reason to seek pregnancy chiropractic is to adjust your body during these physical changes. Misalignment of the pelvis and sacrum can be addressed through the Webster Technique. Chiropractors use this technique to free up space in the pelvis, making space in the uterus for a healthy natural birth.
The free space is to help the baby move from breech birth (feet first) to vertex (head first). The Webster Technique addresses "intrauterine constraint" that causes pain and difficulties in labor and delivery. This technique is more comfortable and less invasive than the traditional external cephalic procedure to reposition breech babies or have a cesarean section at delivery.
Contact Us for Pregnancy Care from Our Chiropractors in Tucson
If you're an expectant mother with spinal adjustment issues, nausea, or breech position, our professional staff is here to help. Our team at Inspired Life Center is committed to providing pregnant women the care they need for a natural birth. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a natural birth through quality chiropractic care.