4 Amazing Benefits of Chiropractic During & After Pregnancy
Pregnancy is typically an incredibly exciting time but can also cause discomfort and anxiety. Body and hormonal changes can make moving, sleeping, and even thinking more challenging.
Chiropractic care can significantly benefit the pregnant body (and mind). Chiropractors offer safe, reliable, natural solutions to aches and pains by ensuring the body is properly functioning and balanced.
In this post, we’re detailing four of the most incredible benefits of chiropractic care during (and after) your pregnancy.
Reduced Pregnancy-Related Pain
With the body’s growth and changes, as well as the extra weight of the baby, the mother’s soft tissues and joints hold new pressures, and the spine works harder to support movements and supply balance.
These changes can cause discomfort throughout the body but are especially common in the lower back, neck, and the knee and hip joints.
Prenatal chiropractic care minimizes pain by keeping the body properly balanced, ensuring the spine works well and the musculoskeletal system (tissues and joints) is strong and healthy.
From sciatica to herniated discs to inflammation, your local chiropractor will find what’s causing your pain and design a solution plan that’s safe for both mom and baby.
Reduced Labor and Delivery Time
The stronger and healthier your body is prior to labor, the better it can handle the pressures it will go through during it. Chiropractic care balances the spine and supports the pelvis by removing issues within the nervous system and making sure both are free of restrictions.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help keep the baby in the best possible position for birth, which makes delivery safer and quicker.
Reduced Downtime After Delivery
After delivery, your body will experience more change as it learns it no longer needs to support the baby. The chiropractic care you receive during your pregnancy can make this process more manageable, as your spine, joints, and soft tissues are already in excellent shape, stronger, fully functioning, and moving correctly.
It’s also wise to visit your chiropractor as soon as possible after giving birth. You’ve likely put a lot of demands upon your body, and chiropractic adjustments can help you recover efficiently and effectively without the need for pain medication.
A faster recovery time means you get to focus on more important matters (like a new baby!) sooner rather than later.
Improved Sleep Quality and Quantity
Pregnancy can make sleeping stressful. You may not be able to find a comfortable position; you may be a ball of nerves; you may find you have a new case of insomnia. Whatever the reason, sleep is essential for your physical and mental well-being and for your baby’s health.
Your pregnancy chiropractor can help by reducing aches and pains and providing postural, exercise, stretching, and lifestyle advice that enhances how often and how well you sleep.
After delivery, sleep can also be hard to come by. It’s no secret that new moms find sleeping difficult. This is due to numerous factors, including anxiety, discomfort, and a new crying human that regularly needs your attention.
Chiropractic techniques can be of benefit here, too. By restoring movement, flexibility, and strength, your comfort and function can be obtained, allowing for better sleep. And when we’re comfortable, mental stress is reduced, which can also impact our sleep patterns.
Visit Our Mankato Prenatal Chiropractic Clinic
Your pregnancy will carry with it many new feelings; our Mankato pregnancy chiropractor is prepared to help you manage those feelings and get you moving pain-free and with confidence.
Our chiropractic solutions are gentle and effective, giving you peace of mind, comfort, and health for a safe pregnancy and delivery.
Let’s get you scheduled today; you deserve to enjoy the special time, focusing on all the good things to come.