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How Chiropractic Care Helps Pregnant Women?

One common question that most people have is, chiropractic is safe and helpful for pregnant women? The answer is, yes, chiropractic care can be both helpful and safe for pregnant women. During the pregnancy, hormonal changes lead to an increased compliance in ligaments and tendons a lot, so pregnant women get involved with conditions such as lower back pain because of weight gain, pelvic pain, wrist and hand pain, laxity of knees, frequent discomfort feeling, and much more. Relaxing and progesterone are two hormones that stimulate more during pregnancy. They help to relax the ligaments and joints in the pelvis to prepare for childbirth. However, they can also cause other joints, ligaments, tendons, and pelvic muscles to become more flexible and less stable, leading to pain and discomfort. The “Webster technique” is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that we do for pregnant women in Atlas Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness”. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. This allows the baby optimal room for movement in utero and provides it the opportunity to develop free of constraint. Conversely, if the woman’s sacrum (the major triangular bone in her pelvis) is out of alignment, it will affect the alignment of her entire pelvis. Misalignment of the pelvis will create an uneven pulling effect on the uterine ligaments, which explains why some women feel sensitivity on one side more than the other.

Some other benefits of chiropractic care are:

  • Reduce lower back by restoring proper alignment and reducing pressure on the nerves and muscles in the lower back.

  • Improve pelvic alignment which makes it easier for the baby to move into the optimal position for delivery. 

  • Easier labor and delivery by improving hip and pelvic alignment and reducing tension in the hip and pelvic muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

  • Increase immune system, overall health, and wellness by reducing stress and tension in the body and promoting optimal nervous system function.

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