While many people believe pregnancy to be the most beautiful time in a woman’s life, it can sometimes feel like the opposite to a pregnant woman. Pregnancy means your body is going through a lot of changes as it grows a little human inside of you, and these changes can mean a lot of discomfort for the pregnant mother.
If you’re experiencing a challenging pregnancy, here are a few ways how a pregnancy chiropractor can help:
- Adjustments are Catered to Your Comfort – If the idea of lying on an adjustment table while pregnant seems impossible to you, you’re right. A pregnancy chiropractor is trained to adjust pregnant women with considerations to physical challenges associated with pregnancy. In addition to using special tables, adjustments can be made on chairs or by using other special techniques designed to avoid placing pressure on the abdomen.
- Personalized Care for Your Body- Every pregnancy is different, and you may be experiencing a lot of discomfort as your body changes. A pregnancy chiropractor is able to provide you with specific exercises and stretches that can alleviate some of the pregnancy-related aches and pains you’re experiencing and will take into consideration the physiological changes that are happening in your body, such as a protruding abdomen and increased back curve, postural adaptations as your centre of gravity is shifting, and other pelvic changes.
- Promotes Natural Birth- A pregnancy chiropractor will work with you to ensure that your pelvic balance and alignment are optimized for a natural birth. When the pelvis is not aligned properly, it could mean there is less room for the baby to move around and get into a good position for birth, which could increase the likelihood of a breech birth and the need for a C-section delivery. Having proper alignment contributes to the balance of all of the body’s systems, including the reproductive system.