Many women find that their pregnancy is more comfortable and their labor shorter and more comfortable if they’ve received chiropractic care. This period of rapid development, hormonal changes, the laxity of connective ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures, may cause many pregnant women to experience low back and leg pain.
As the center of gravity changes, so does stress on the spine and the body as a whole. Activator chiropractic technique is an incredibly comfortable and stress-free method of spinal alignment, which pregnant mothers really appreciate. Besides helping to relieve the discomfort many expectant mothers experience, chiropractic care helps normalize nervous system function. This is an important component of overall good health. The benefits of chiropractic care may also be noticed during delivery. Many chiropractic patients report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than their deliveries prior to chiropractic care!
Women who exercise moderately, quit smoking, eat healthy foods, and avoid alcohol during their pregnancies are to be congratulated. Those receiving prenatal chiropractic checkups can increase their nervous system capacity to function at its very best. This is an important element in creating a healthy foundation for developing babies.
With our special pregnancy pillow, which allows the chest to be supported while the abdomen is relaxed, we have been able to treat patients up to 2 weeks of delivery!