When you first learn you are pregnant and begin to tell your friends and family, you’ll begin to get plenty of advice about all the things you can and cannot do when you are pregnant. All this advise is well-meaning and much of it is accurate, but there is one piece of advice that is often absent from the list. Going to a chiropractor is something you definitely can and should do! A pregnancy chiropractor can be a valuable team member during your pregnancy in so many ways.
In the beginning of your pregnancy, you may experience nausea. Some women suffer from this more than others and for longer than just a few bouts of morning sickness. The good news is that a pregnancy chiropractor can help with that when the nausea is being caused by an alignment issue with your spine that is affecting hormonal or nervous system balance.
Throughout your pregnancy, your body will be adjusting to the added weight of the child, and that can also put you out of alignment. It might surprise you to learn that going into labour with proper back and hip alignment is incredibly beneficial in terms of reduced labour, shorter delivery time, and easier passage of the baby.
So is it safe to go to a pregnancy chiropractor? Yes, it is. In fact, it is far safer to be under their care to reduce pain and discomfort than it is to suffer from these concerns. By reducing the chance of nausea, digestion issues, pain, and other issues, you will find your pregnancy to be more enjoyable and comfortable.
If you are in the Barrie, Ontario area and would like to talk with a pregnancy chiropractor to learn more, reach out to us at Mapleview Chiropractic Centre. We look forward to helping you enjoy a healthier pregnancy, both for you and your child.