Chiropractic adjustments at Balanced Livermore Chiropractic and Rehabilitation are gentle treatments to keep the body in its natural alignment. They relieve pressure on the nerves and work to keep vertebrae in their natural positions.
Pregnancy can cause major changes and shifts in the body. While your body attempts to make adjustments for the growing baby, your body goes through a lot of changes in a short amount of time.
CHANGES TO THE BODY DURING PREGNANCY
It’s fairly common for pregnancy to include headaches, for your balance to be off, and for there to be additional stress on the knees, hips, back, and neck. As the body changes, weight is distributed differently. The pelvic bones shift and change to adjust a growing uterus. You may have noticed that pregnant people walk differently. This can be due to pressure on the spine as the belly grows, or it can be caused by spinal misalignment or things shifting out of balance.
CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS AS NATURAL TREATMENTS
Any parent-to-be is likely to first ask the question: Is chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy safe? Yes, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be safe for pregnancy and can make pregnancy more comfortable without the use of pharmaceuticals. The adjustments are handled with extra care toward the health of the pregnancy.
Non-invasive chiropractic treatments gently help keep your joints and spine in alignment throughout pregnancy. This will lower the amount of stress put on your body. It also helps the body to feel less discomfort during pregnancy, which encourages more walking and other exercises, in addition to improving sleep. Healthy exercise and a regular sleep schedule are essential parts of a healthy pregnancy.
Many studies, in addition to patients, have reported that quality chiropractic care throughout pregnancy greatly improves the amount of pain and discomfort the mom-to-be feels, in addition to improving labor outcomes. With a spine out of alignment, sleepless nights, and not enough movement during pregnancy, labor can be a more painful and longer experience.
Being in the best possible shape for healthy labor is a great goal for any pregnancy. Discussing your personal goals and pain points with your chiropractor can be a powerful part of pregnancy planning.
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
During the first trimester, headaches are a common symptom of pregnancy. Possible causes of this include added stress, dehydration, morning sickness, or a misalignment of the spine. Chiropractic adjustments can help ease pregnancy-induced headaches when combined with increased water intake.
The second and third trimesters often bring major changes to the body that show up as gained weight that is distributed differently, headaches, back pains, and other health issues that your chiropractor can help provide natural pain relief for.
After labor, your body will have gone through a major event. While you’re dealing with a lack of sleep and carrying a new bundle of joy in your arms, it’s easy for your spinal column to fall into misalignment. With your chiropractor there for you every step of the way, you can be in improved health to better enjoy your new little miracle.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic care in Livermore can help during your pregnancy, be sure to ask your chiropractor at Balanced Livermore Chiropractic and Rehabilitation! We are always happy to answer any questions along your pregnancy journey.