Newport Beach Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body increases the production of certain hormones that loosen your ligaments and joints in order to eventually help with the birthing process. The combination of your growing belly, change in center of gravity, loosening of ligaments and joints creates issues and pain that can last long after the birth of your child. Not only does chiropractic care help with the comfort of pregnancy, but also with the ease of childbirth and recovery afterwards.

The following changes can result in misaligned joints or spine:

  • Protruding abdomen
  • Increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations

Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy realign the spine and can relax the ligaments and muscles in the pelvis. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. Misalignment of the
pelvis 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. By keeping the spine in alignment through chiropractic care, the nervous system which is the master communication system to all the body, is able to better communicate and support the reproductive system, thus creating the safest and healthiest pregnancy and birth possible.

Are you experiencing pregnancy sciatica symptoms?

Back pain, weakness, numbness, and a pins-and-needles feeling anywhere from the lower back down to the feet are signs of sciatica. When the sciatic nerve is negatively impacted from spinal misalignment or inflammation, sitting down, lying down and even standing can become unbearable!

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a safe and non-invasive scientific approach to relieving your pain and keeping your body in optimal health for a safe and comfortable pregnancy. Sciatic pain and pregnancy go together for many women simply because the additional stress of carrying the baby is what pushes the body beyond its ability to adapt. Any underlying disc injuries are exacerbated by the weight and posture of pregnancy. This can result in sciatic nerve disturbance and pain either in the back, buttocks or legs.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy impacts your birth experience and recovery.

Evidence shows that women who seek prenatal chiropractic care may have a greater ability to relax the pelvic floor muscles during labor and may have, on average, shorter labor times. Shorter labor times can also encourage less interventions and a more comfortable delivery process. By balancing the pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.

At Wellness Choice, we are experts in both prenatal and postnatal chiropractic care. After childbirth, a mother’s pelvic balance and hormones change. This affects ligaments, muscles and spinal alignment… all of which affect a mother’s sleep, nursing and walking. Restoring pelvic balance through safe and non-invasive manipulation, exercises and stretches are an integral part of a healthy birth and recovery.

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