Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
For some women, pregnancy is a new experience so it can be exciting and scary, for others, it can be painful and unpleasant based off of past experiences and for some women it’s a wonderful time. A woman’s body is constantly changing from the moment of conception and your experience is not a random change or luck, its about learning and taking action for yourself which many times results in better outcomes.
Without a doubt, mom’s nervous system will experience, physical, chemical, and emotional stressors that can change how she feels and experiences her pregnancy. Through our neurology-based approach, we look deeper than the symptoms to truly get a picture of how your nervous system is able to adapt to the stressors in your every day life. The reason this is so important is because we now further understand that your baby experiences life through you! That’s right, you and your baby share the same nervous system! When you are scared your nervous system detects that and produces hormones that travel through your bloodstream that is shared with your baby. The same happens when you're happy and excited! What we are seeing in our mamas is that our world is now very much go go go and rushed that our nervous system gets stuck in stress or sympathetic overdrive. When we are stuck in stress our body produces more stress hormones in the bloodstream, known as cortisol which according to research can have delayed effects on fetal development of visceral organs and emotional centers found in the forebrain. Our goal is to give moms the opportunity to have their nervous system evaluated and giving them answers if stress is found affecting their internal ability to adapt and heal! Stress on the nervous system may affect the mother’s body's ability to heal and function optimally and can create a less than optimal experience.
Many women assume that the pain and discomfort they experience are a “normal” part of pregnancy, however this is not always true. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can be beneficial for both mom and baby. Research has shown that chiropractic care during pregnancy can help:
Decrease stress hormones
Maintain a healthy and comfortable pregnancy
Form a stronger connection between mom and baby
Decrease low back discomfort
Allow more room for baby to grow and move freely
Optimize baby’s position
Optimize hormonal balance
Ensure proper nerve supply to moms reproductive organs
Increase baby’s health and well-being
Maintain proper pelvic alignment
Shorten labor times
Have fewer interventions
If you are trying to conceive or expecting we encourage you to empower yourself to make informed decisions in your care! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Chiropractic care can help make your pregnancy and recovery as enjoyable as possible so that you can focus on your sweet bundle of joy!