Prenatal Chiropractic Care Supports a Healthy Pregnancy
At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor understands that pregnancy can be an exciting and stressful time for expectant mothers. As a woman’s body changes to accommodate the growing fetus, these changes can place pressure on the joints, hips and lower back, which can trigger pain. Additionally, for women who wish to give birth naturally and avoid a C-section, finding out that the baby is in a breech position can be frustrating and stressful. Receiving regular adjustments during pregnancy can help to reduce back and neck pain, relieve anxiety, and improve labor outcomes by decreasing the risk for a posterior or breech position. Our Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin utilizes innovative prenatal chiropractic techniques with a focus on alleviating and eliminating pain for a healthy pregnancy.
Reduce the Risk for a C-Section with Chiropractic Adjustments during Pregnancy
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are safe for both mother and child. We utilize adjustment tables that are designed to comfortably accommodate a woman’s changing body. Our chiropractic team follows prenatal care guidelines developed to help relieve pain expectant mothers experience during pregnancy. To protect the health of the baby, we do not take any X-rays of a pregnant woman. All of our care is safe and appropriate for a patient’s specific health needs.
Our Fort Worth chiropractor offers a specialized chiropractic technique developed specifically for expectant mothers. If a baby becomes breech, there are chiropractic adjustments which gently irritate the baby and get him/her to turn around. This technique maintains proper alignment of the pelvis and spine, which reduces intrauterine constraint. Receiving regular adjustments using this technique helps to prepare an expectant mother’s body for a safe delivery. Correct alignment of the pelvis and spine during pregnancy is critical to reducing the likelihood for a breech birth, which typically results in a C-Section. For expectant mothers wishing to give birth with minimal or no intervention, we strongly recommend chiropractic care.
In addition to preparing expectant mothers for a healthy and safe birth, chiropractic care during pregnancy plays an important role in relieving pain. During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity begins to shift downwards. This is especially true during late pregnancy, when a baby’s head will place pressure on an expectant mother’s legs, back, bladder and buttocks. This pressure can also irritate the sciatic nerve, leading to a painful condition known as sciatica. As the baby continues to grow in size, the center of gravity is further pushed downward, exacerbating pain. Additionally, since pregnancy hormones loosen the ligaments in the pelvic bones to better accommodate the growing fetus, this can result in uncomfortable postural imbalances. Adjustments reduce the physical stress and tension associated with pregnancy while safely managing lower back and pelvic pain.
Continued Prenatal Care
For women who are trying to become pregnant, we work with them throughout the length of the pregnancy with customized chiropractic adjustments and nutritional counseling to meet their evolving wellness needs. Additionally, for women who are struggling to conceive, chiropractic care may be able to increase the likelihood for conception.
For more information on the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care, call (817) 810-9111 today!