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Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

Chiropractic treatment could help improve various symptoms that occur during pregnancy, without side effects, so that the mother can have a healthier pregnancy and recover more speedily after giving birth.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Changes during pregnancy

During pregnancy, MSK changes occur in a woman's body.

As the foetus grows in the womb, the belly grows, and in addition, the ligaments around the waist and pelvis weaken under the influence of relaxing hormones such as Relaxin secreted from the body of the pregnant woman, and it can become structurally unstable and vulnerable. As the weight of the baby in the belly increases, the centre of gravity of the pregnant woman's body is more forward than normal.

This deformation and vulnerability of spinal structure stresses the soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments around the joints which can lead to pains in the lower back, pelvis, middle back and neck due to overstraining of the vertebrae.

In addition, nausea and heartburn could be caused by an increasingly full stomach, which puts strain on the diaphragm. As the uterus with the baby grows, it puts more pressure on the abdomen, resulting in leg swelling and varicose veins in some cases.

Spinal abnormalities during pregnancy can cause many problems during pregnancy and childbirth.

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy, and regular back and pelvic corrections could help you to have a good pregnancy and make the birth process easier.

The most common conditions in pregnant women are those caused by deformation of the spine and the stress of the muscles and ligaments surrounding it. Obviously, it is recommended to refrain from using drugs for the stability and health of the foetus. However, when the use of drugs is excluded, there are not many option that can help with the symptoms and pain experienced by pregnant women.

Chiropractic care is one of the ways to improve symptoms of the circulatory system, musculoskeletal system, and nervous system experienced by pregnant women without causing side effects to the pregnant woman and her foetus.

Some people may worry that chiropractic treatment will cause stress to the pregnant woman or harm her foetus. This is not the case because a highly skilled and experienced chiropractor will choose the correction method tailored to each patient. This will maximize the effect of chiropractic treatment and avoid any possibility of harming the patient.

We recommend that you find a chiropractor who can perform accurate diagnosis and detailed spinal correction for pregnant women and their foetuses.

The correct prenatal chiropractic care could help to keep the body in a comfortable state during childbirth and help to minimize damage to soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Moreover, it could help the postpartum’s MSK issues.

In summary

The most common symptoms in pregnant women include back pain, pelvic pain, nausea and indigestion. The use of medications should be avoided if possible due to potential side effects.

Deliciated and sophisticated Chiropractic treatment could help improve various symptoms that occur during pregnancy, without side effects, before and after giving birth.

By Dr. Yoon Jeon. MChiro, MB, BSc, Dip.TCM, PGCert.