Palm Coast Chiropractic Center

"Pregnancy"

Chiropractor and Pregnancy: Reasons to Use

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. This can lead to reasons for chiropractic care during pregnancy. The following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joints:

• Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
• Pelvic changes
• Postural adaptations
• Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections.

The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.

Chiropractor and Pregnancy: Benefits

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care in pregnancy include:

• Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
• Controlling symptoms of nausea
• Reducing the time of labor and delivery
• Relieving back, neck or joint pain
• Prevent a potential cesarean delivery