The American Chiropractic Association recommends chiropractic care to women going through pregnancy. Studies show that your chiropractor can help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. Knowing about the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care can help you prepare for it. Here are the significant details you should know.

Relieves Pregnancy Nausea

Some women do not experience pregnancy nausea while expecting. Others are not as blessed. In some cases, morning sickness can occur all day, each day. Morning sickness or pregnancy nausea is normal. But if it happens more than usual, it can do harm to the mother and the developing fetus. Malnourishment and dehydration may happen.

Prenatal chiropractic care can help expectant mothers by aligning the spine. Your chiropractor will perform spinal manipulation to free your nerves and blood vessels. You can then experience less severe and frequent morning sickness.

Removes Pain

Weight gain is normal during pregnancy, but it puts extra pressure on your weight-bearing spine. The pressure causes low back pain and severe headaches. The discomfort can affect the way you walk while carrying your baby in your womb. Your chiropractor can realign your ligaments, muscles, joints, and spine. Studies show that pregnant women achieve pelvic balance two to four days after each session.

Shortens Labor

Studies show that prenatal chiropractic care can shorten labor by 25 to 31 percent. The spinal manipulation can realign the pelvic region. This reduces intrauterine pressure. It also lets the baby pass through the birth canal more easily.

Repositions The Baby

A breech presentation happens when there is not enough room in the womb. In cases like this, the expectant mom will need prenatal chiropractic care. Your chiropractor will realign your pelvic area. The realignment of the nerves and blood vessels can reduce intrauterine pressure. This can give the fetus more room to move around for normal birth. The chiropractor can help position the baby’s head down so that the head comes out first.

Prevents Injury

Prenatal chiropractic care can maintain an expectant mother’s flexibility. A more adaptive spine can reduce physical stress as you carry on with your pregnancy changes. Your chiropractor can help your body adapt to a pregnancy state.

Leads To A Smoother Delivery

Your chiropractor can help your changing body adjust throughout your pregnancy. Regular sessions can result in an easier birthing process. The proper alignment of your spine can help you control your contraction better. This can result in an easier delivery.

Improves Sleep

Pregnant women need quality sleep. An uncomfortable position during sleep can lead to pain and restlessness. This can deprive the expectant mom of restful sleep during this challenging time. Your chiropractor can help improve your sleep while you are pregnant.

Supports Posture

Many pregnant women tend to arch their backs too much. This is common because of the extra weight they carry in front. The abnormal arching can lead to lasting injury and back pain. Regular sessions with your chiropractor can help you maintain a straight back. This can lessen the pain during pregnancy.

You can maintain a healthy pregnancy through regular prenatal chiropractic sessions. At Oropeza Chiropractic Wellness Center, we assist our pregnant patients during their sessions as they go through this special time in their lives. Please visit our center in Key West, Florida, for an in-person consultation. Call us at (305) 294-1036 to schedule an appointment or ask about our pregnancy care packages.

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