Prenatal Chiropractic helps remove the stresses and strains of pregnancy, and balances the pelvis for an easier and safer birthing experience.
During the course of pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes numerous changes that occur in preparation for creating an environment for the developing baby. As hormone levels of relaxin and estrogen increase, the body will allow increased mobility to the ligaments for expansion of the pelvis. Due to the enlarging fetus, the center of balance shifts forward causing postural changes, an increase in Lordosis and further compensatory changes with the anterior shoulders and anterior head carriage.
These structural and biochemical changes lead to spinal and pelvic misalignment, which many women experience during pregnancy. This results in lower back and sciatic pain.
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:
- Prepares the woman’s pelvis for an easier pregnancy by creating balance in the pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments to provide the baby with more room to develop.
- Removes tension from the uterine ligaments to offer the baby room to move into the best possible position for birth, which can reduce the time of labor and delivery.
- Relieves back, leg, neck or joint pain.
- Maintains a healthier pregnancy.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
The many women who have received chiropractic care during pregnancy report less pain, improved motion, decreased delivery times, and an overall sense of well being. Chiropractic care is a good alternative to over the counter and prescription drugs for back pain.
At Goodyear Health Center, we assess your medical condition and treat you through the entire experience — through your due date and post-natally. Our holistic team that includes chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists and physical trainers will work together to provide SAFE relief from discomfort. With specific focus on pain and function, the chiropractor and massage therapist work collectively with manipulation of the spine, massage and stretching of the muscles to ease back pain. There is NO medication involved, making it a safe and natural form of pain relief. Education on exercise and proper stretching will be provided, if appropriate.