Updated: Feb 24
Chiropractor visits have been found to have a positive impact on both baby and mama. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, women who saw chiropractors regularly throughout their whole pregnancy had an increased chance of having a healthy baby.
There are also many other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. It can help with morning sickness, decrease the risk of preterm labor, and reduce the risk of cesarean delivery.
Chiropractic care can also help with other health problems that may arise due to pregnancy, such as preterm labor, hemorrhage, and gestational diabetes among others.
What Causes Back Pain & Spinal Misalignment During Pregnancy?
The early stages of pregnancy can be difficult for women, especially the first trimester. It is no surprise that back pain ranks highly among most women who are expecting. Finding a balance in their lifestyle and pain experience is not always easy. This could be a result of one or more of the situations.
Back pain and spinal misalignment during pregnancy are often caused by weight gain. It is also common to experience back pain when a woman has an overactive pelvic floor or a tight low back or sacral area.
The most common causes for back pain during pregnancy are:
Back muscle weakness due to lack of exercise
Hormonal changes in the body
Increased weight gain in some cases
How Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Can Help
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is the process of providing chiropractic adjustments to pregnant women in order to help reduce some of the discomforts, pain, and stress associated with pregnancy.
During pregnancy, the body truly undergoes many changes and some of these can lead to discomfort. Symptoms of pregnancy are no joke. Many symptoms and complaints that arise during this stage in life, however, go unheeded. This is because they usually appear and affect a mother-to-be along with other ailments or discomforts that women just deal with in the course of their day.
This makes one of the best natural remedies to bothersome things that appear during pregnancy, chiropractic care. Attention from a chiropractic specialist can be used to help alleviate and relieve some of these symptoms by making sure that your body is aligned correctly so it can function properly throughout a pregnancy. Chiropractors have received special training when adjusting pregnant women in a safe way so as not to harm them or their baby during the process!
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with some of the following:
Reduce stress on the mother
Improve overall health of both mother and baby
Can Chiropractic Care Ease Pregnancy Nausea?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to ease nausea during pregnancy and for some women even after their baby is born. Chiropractors are trained to help with the body's natural ability to adjust and release tension.
Many pregnant women experience nausea during the course of their pregnancy, which can at times be quite severe. This is not a normal reaction, but rather an uncomfortable response from the body as it prepares for labor and delivery.
The chiropractor’s training helps call on the body's natural ability to release tension. This is done by means of gentle adjustments, massage techniques, and other forms of treatment that address and relieve nausea. As a result, it allows moms to worry a little less and to enjoy their pregnancy far more.
Courtenay Massage Therapy can help if you’re experiencing pain or stress. Our centre offers chiropractors, naturopaths, RMTs and various massage therapies, so do reach out and call us directly at 250-897-0069 or BOOK ONLINE conveniently. If you wish, you can also use our easy CONTACT US page to request help with services or booking. We are here and ready to help you.