Pregnancy is an intensive physical, physiological, and even psychological process during which the female body undergoes massive changes to allow for the development of a new baby. While an exciting time, pregnancy can also be accompanied by significant side effects that can take a toll on the health and wellness of any expectant mother. Receiving chiropractic care from a trained chiropractic practitioner throughout your pregnancy can significantly reduce pain and other negative side effects as well as contribute to a safer and easier birth.
Your Body During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the female body goes through a wide variety of changes, including shifts in ligaments, pelvic rotations, and hormonal fluctuations to create a healthy environment for the baby to grow. Some of these significant changes cause unpleasant side effects and physical discomfort for the mother-to-be such as nausea, back pain, and fatigue but are beneficial for the development of the fetus. Other changes, however, can cause developmental risks for the baby and put a pregnant woman at greater risk for serious pregnancy and birth complications such as C-sections, breech delivery, etc.
Fortunately, regular chiropractic treatment can help in both of these cases. Qualified chiropractic professionals can perform procedures to both minimize discomfort for the mom-to-be and contribute to positive birth outcomes.
How Chiropractic Services Can Help
When you receive prenatal chiropractic care from Core Chiropractic, our job is to help you have a pregnancy that is enjoyable and pain-free. Our team of chiropractic professionals is trained in providing safe, effective prenatal care, and we utilize adjusting tables to accommodate protruding abdomens and avoid putting pressure on the belly.
A growing belly, curved back, and accompanying change in posture due to a change in your center of gravity can cause serious misalignment of your pelvis and spinal vertebrae. Chiropractic care can restore balance, alignment, and comfort, reducing pain in the back, neck, hip, and joints. Since the spine and nervous system help the entire body work optimally, keeping these physical elements in alignment contributes to whole-body health and wellness. We can help reduce nausea and improve overall nervous system function.
Proper alignment of the pelvis, spine, and hips can also reduce delivery time and make for an easier birth. As well as giving your baby enough room to develop throughout the pregnancy, it can help create an optimal birthing position when the time comes.
St. George Chiropractic Services
Based in St. George, Utah, the team at Core Chiropractic provides professional chiropractic services to patients of all ages throughout Southern Utah. Our chiropractic practitioners are caring, knowledgeable, and trained to provide prenatal services to women at all stages of pregnancy. Get on the path to whole-body health with a personalized treatment plan from Core Chiropractic. To learn more or set up an appointment, call us at (435) 674-0244 or contact us online.