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Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic

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Five Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care:

We know expecting a baby can be full of so many unknowns, it can be scary and exciting all at the same time! Remember taking small and little steps toward promoting health throughout your pregnancy equates to BIG steps toward achieving your labor and delivery goals and the healthy, happy baby your heart desires!

Provides greater comfort during pregnancy

Whether it is feeling like you’re walking around your pelvis, waddling or having trouble with simple things like rolling over in bed or getting in and out of the car, prenatal chiropractic can help. Proper alignment of the pelvis has positive effects on allow mom to feel stronger, more energized and more stable in her every day activities.

Reduces average labor times

Proper pelvic alignment allows for optimal space for baby to descend through the birth canal. When the pelvis is aligned the uterus is relaxed and in it’s optimal hot-air-balloon-like position which is very beneficial because the uterus is an organ comprised of muscle fibers and any time there is torsion or constraint on those muscle fibers they contract. Prolonged contraction can cause fatigue to the portion of the uterus and not allow for those big, strong contractions that are needed to get back out and causing labor to be longer and non-progressive.

Encourages optimal baby position through optimal pelvic alignment

This also promotes reduced labor times because when mom’s pelvis, ligaments and musculature is balanced it allows baby to achieve optimal birth positions. When labor starts, proper baby positioning during labor contractions stimulates the cervix and promotes full dilation and effacement to be achieved. Another concern during pregnancy can be intrauterine constraint. Allowing optimal room in the uterus for baby to grow and develop is essential to the health of the pregnancy and baby!

Reduces neck, back & pelvic pain

There are so many changes occurring in your body throughout your pregnancy. Your body is constantly changing, growing and compensating to your growing little one! That being said, those compensations can be uncomfortable. During pregnancy some of the most common discomforts are located in the low back/pelvis and the upper shoulder blade/lower neck region (or “mom spot”)!  Remember caring for yourself during pregnancy, IS caring for your little one!

Supports natural labor and delivery

Consistent prenatal chiropractic care is one of the most natural ways to achieve your natural labor and delivery goals! Improper pelvic alignment, fatigue and stress during pregnancy lead to non-progression and increased probability of birth interventions.

 

Check out the video below to learn more about how Prenatal Chiropractic care aligns pelvic structure, muscles and ligaments and how to achieve the above benefits!

Dr. Jen loves being a support system for expecting moms through throughout their pregnancy journey! Please feel free to contact our office if you have further questions of how prenatal chiropractic can help you achieve your labor and delivery goals!