Saturday, October 10, 2015
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy (part 1 of 2)
From the get-go, everyone has had qualms about chiropractic care and its ability to replace any traditional methods of medical care. And yet, here's a breakthrough for chiropractic medicine as many believe that undergoing chiropractic treatments while pregnant is good for both the mother and the baby inside her womb.
Why Pregnant Women Need Chiropractic Care?
This is an important question that pregnant women need to find an answer to. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body undergoes a variety of physiological and endocrinological changes as the baby inside her womb starts to develop. Due to these changes, the pregnant mother could suffer from cases of misalignment in her joint or spine that results in either one or a combination of the following:
• More prominent curve on her back,
• Enlargement of the abdomen,
• Pelvic changes,
• Changes in posture.
Due to these changes, some women might have difficulty attaining proper balance and alignment. Hence, chiropractic care will help correct them and enable you to develop a better posture that puts less pressure on your body. Also, misalignment of your pelvis could limit the baby's development inside your womb.
Is it Safe?
Although it is not fully conclusive that chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women, there are also no contraindications that would prevent women from expereincing such treatment procedures. All trained chiropractors have been briefed about using the procedures on pregnant women, hence it is generally safe.
There are also chiropractors who specialize in chiropractic treatment for pre-natal and peri-natal care for women. Therefore, additional training is required in order to ensure the safety of both baby and mother. Doctors who undergo chiropractic care on pregnant women adjust the intensity of their treatment procedures according to how far into their pregnancy stage the woman is. In some cases, chiropractors suggest stretching and exercise routines that pregnant women can develop for a safer and healthier pregnancy.