During pregnancy, women should take extra care of their body to ensure a safe delivery, health of the baby as well their own. Increased stress on the spine, joints and pelvis due to weight gain not only causes pain and discomfort but can also lead to more permanent health issues, such as increased back curve, changes in normal posture and protruding abdomen.
Luckily, chiropractic care is found to be very beneficial to pregnant women. Let’s take a look at the overview of chiropractic benefits to women in pregnancy.
Safety of chiropractic care during pregnancy
It’s important to know that no known contraindications to chiropractic care in pregnancy exist. In fact, most pregnant women (as well as women who are trying to conceive) are advised to have chiropractic care as part of their pregnancy wellness routine.
Chiropractors who provide pregnancy care typically use adjustable tables and also employ chiropractic techniques that don’t involve the unnecessary pressure on the woman’s abdomen.
In addition, chiropractic care during pregnancy involves a series of special exercises and stretches.
Benefits of chiropractic care in pregnancy
During pregnancy, a number of physiological and endocrinological changes occur in a woman’s body to help create the environment for the fetus. We have already mentioned that these changes can cause stress to the spine, joints, and pelvis, none of which should be overlooked.
Here’s how chiropractic care helps to balance the changes during pregnancy.