Chiropractic care for expecting mothers is essential in providing balance to pelvic muscles and the spine. Pregnancy causes a woman’s spine and pelvis to undergo many changes and adaptations in order to accommodate the growth of the baby. This increases the mother’s risk of nervous system interference. Chiropractic care for pregnant women deals with specific techniques in order to enhance the nervous system’s function.
Why Pregnant Women Should Seek Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy is important because it helps establish a balance in the pelvis. Due to the stress and trauma in bearing a child, the pelvic opening may be at risk. Medical practitioners say that the contraction of the pelvic diameters that reduce the capacity of the pelvis may result to difficulty in childbirth. This displacement or deformation is defined by chiropractors as subluxation caused by the stress of trauma.
Since the woman’s pelvis is supporting the growing uterus, this will likely cause an imbalance to the pelvic muscles and ligaments. If the pelvic bones are subluxated or out of alignment, this will adversely affect the support to the uterus. The unequal support may create unnecessary tension and may compromise the baby’s development.
Misalignment of the pelvis may also make it difficult to have the best possible position for the baby’s delivery. A misaligned pelvis may affect a woman’s ability to have a non-invasive birth. This may lead to a breech position that will require the mother to undergo the caesarean procedure.
Because the nervous system is the master of the body’s communication system including the reproductive system, keeping the spine aligned will help the entire body work more effectively. And this is where chiropractic care comes in.
Choose Mackee Chiropractic
Mackee Chiropractic has practitioners trained to work with pregnant women. We believe that investing in healthy fertility and pregnancy is essential. Our chiropractors are well-trained to maintain the health of the spinal column, related nerves, and bone geometry without the use of drugs or surgery.
At Mackee Chiropractic, we use techniques that avoid undue pressure to the pregnant woman’s abdomen. Our chiropractors are also trained in answering the needs of our pregnant clients and we provide exercises and stretches that are safe to do during pregnancy. It is our commitment to provide the best chiropractic care to promote holistic wellness of the body especially during fertility and pregnancy.