Pregnancy often comes with a variety of not-so-fun side effects. Back spasms, sciatica, and misalignment are very common as you move through your pregnancy, but there is relief! A pregnancy chiropractor can provide a holistic, safe approach to keep you feeling well during gestation and even extend into your postpartum health. In addition to the expected pain relief, here are 3 reasons why you should consider seeing a pregnancy chiropractor.
- You will be less likely to experience back labour. Although most women feel soreness or minor cramping in the back during labour, some women experience severe lower-back discomfort which is especially intense during contractions and also painful between contractions. Chiropractic adjustments can lower the risk of experiencing this during delivery.
- You will be more likely to have a short and smooth delivery. When your body is aligned, your baby will be in an optimal position for delivery, therefore shortening the time of labour. You will also be less likely to need extreme pain medication, so if you are planning for a natural birth, preparing with chiropractic adjustments can help you achieve this goal.
- You will be less likely to experience postpartum depression. Chiropractic adjustments release endorphins and provide relief to the body. Although there is no guarantee for preventing postpartum depression, studies have shown that those who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy may be at a lower risk for postpartum depression than those who have not had such care.
If you are expecting and looking to obtain the benefits of seeing a pregnancy chiropractor, come see us at the Mapleview Chiropractic Centre.