Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of holistic care available and it is well known for supporting people at all stages of their life. An increasing number of women are now turning to prenatal chiropractic care in the pre-natal period before their baby is born because of the advantages that the treatment techniques offer.
Here’s what you need to know about some of the main benefits associated with prenatal chiropractic care.
Unsurprisingly, back pain is one of the most common problems experienced by women in pregnancy. There are several causes of back pain in pregnancy, from the additional weight and positioning of the baby requiring you to alter position in order to keep your posture correct, to the loosening of joints and ligaments in preparation for the delivery. Chiropractic treatment seeks to realign the spine which reduces pressure points both within the spine itself and in the wider muscles and joints that could be causing discomfort and pain.
Morning sickness is one of the side effects most associated with pregnancy, but sadly it isn’t just limited to mornings or the first trimester. Some women will suffer badly with nausea at various points throughout their pregnancy, and those that are really unfortunate may experience it until their baby is born. Although there are some medications and natural remedies, like ginger, which can help, chiropractic treatment is also effective. This is because realigning your spine can improve your nervous system function and provide better balance for your hormones, which can help to reduce nausea and vomiting at any stage of your pregnancy.
One thing that all expectant mothers are recommended to get is as much sleep as possible before their baby comes. Unfortunately, the further you get into your pregnancy the harder this is likely to be. Insomnia during pregnancy is usually caused by poor posture that causes discomfort, and by your baby kicking while you sleep. However, your chiropractor can perform the treatment to help relax you so that sleep comes more easily, as well as teach you good posture techniques so that you can sleep more easily.
Most people are keen to get back to their usual daily routine quickly as possible following the birth of their child. Many mothers find that regular prenatal chiropractic care helps them to recover from childbirth much faster and more easily. This is because chiropractic treatment will ensure that your spine and the rest of your musculoskeletal system are in proper alignment before you go into labor, which also optimizes the function of your other body systems and puts you in the best physical condition in which to go through the birthing process. And since regular chiropractic appointments have also been proven to be good for your mental health by reducing stress and anxiety, you should find that you are in a positive emotional state too.
If you would like more information about how prenatal chiropractic care could benefit you during your pregnancy and beyond, visit Jassy Chiropractic Center in Midlothian, VA. Call (804) 379-1145 to schedule an appointment today.