At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child:
Prior to conception, chiropractic care promotes a more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function. It prepares the body to be as strong, supple and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.
Regular chiropractic care helps maintain uterine ligament flexibility and balance. When the growing baby is comfortable, it can assume the optimal birthing position.
Labor and Birth
Mothers who receive adjustments leading up to the birth process seem to require less intervention. When the mother remains supple, the baby can move more easily through the birth canal.
Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side.
Lastly, expectant mothers can relax. We use special approaches to make our adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child. Having a more normally working nervous system, especially when you’re pregnant, creates the optimal environment for your baby to realize his or her fullest potential