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Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Chiropractic helps women to be as healthy as they can be during pregnancy. Having your spine checked by...
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Chiropractic and Pregnancy

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Chiropractic helps women to be as healthy as they can be during pregnancy. Having your spine checked by a chiropractor ensures that your pelvis is sitting correctly to allow optimum room for your baby to grow and move. A well functioning nervous system enables moms to easily combat the many hurdles of pregnancy. There is no need to suffer from nausea,heartburn, shortness of breath, constipation, hemorrhoids, frequent urination, you name it! Maintaining a well adjusted mid back (thoracic spine) can help alleviate mid back pain (due to growing breasts), shortness of breath,and heartburn. Maintaining a well-adjusted mid-low back (thoracolumbar spine) can help alleviate constipation, frequent urination, sciatica, lower back pain, and pelvic pain. As your pregnancy progresses, the weight of your growing baby and hormonal changes to relax the supporting tissues of the spine become a major load on your body. Your spine is extremely vulnerable to misalignment, thus causing the pains and discomforts listed above. Research has shown, however, that maintaining correct alignment throughout pregnancy contributes to a more straightforward labor with less pain and trauma for both mom and baby. Fetal constraints (within your pelvis and uterus) can interfere with your baby’s presentation at birth and have been shown to be more apparent in moms with misaligned spines. Since studies have shown that over 50% of all women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to care for you and your baby to help ease both pregnancy and labor discomforts. Chiropractic is important before, during, and after pregnancy.


*Adapted from Well Adjusted Babies by Jennifer Floreani





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Joann Woolley
Joann Woolley I had great results from chiropractic care during my first pregnancy - hardly ever had any lower back pain - in fact it was a wonderful pregnancy overall as I was able to avoid many of those common pregnancy ailments from getting regular adjustments.
September 30 @ 11:53am