What is Prenatal chiropractor?
Opting for the services of a prenatal chiropractor is a wise decision when you’re pregnant. Even if you’re in excellent health and anticipate a smooth pregnancy, there are numerous advantages to receiving care from a skilled chiropractor during this time. Prenatal chiropractors can enhance the overall comfort of expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and even during the labor process.
- Soothing pain can be achieved by establishing pelvic alignment and balance, which can effectively reduce both your discomfort and that of your baby.
- Positioning the baby for delivery is significantly improved with a balanced pelvis. When the pelvis is balanced, babies have a greater likelihood of naturally moving into the correct position for birth. This, in turn, can help reduce the likelihood of a difficult labor.
- Expectant mothers often report feeling that they walk more comfortably because of the fluid motion in their hip joints, specifically the sacroiliac (SI) joints.
- A noteworthy study suggests that women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy may experience a reduction in the likelihood of experiencing back labor.
Does chiropractic care have an impact on the baby?
Seeing a maternity chiropractor during pregnancy can have a remarkably positive impact, not only on the expectant mother but also on the baby. Aligning the pelvis has the potential to create additional space for the developing baby, enhancing their comfort during pregnancy. Furthermore, chiropractic care can contribute to positioning the baby correctly, typically in a head-down position, which can help prevent a challenging and difficult birth experience for both mother and baby.
Do I have to wait long to see a chiropractor after pregnancy?
If you had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you might consider visiting a chiropractor once you can venture out of your home. In the case of an uncomplicated Cesarean birth (C-section), it’s usually recommended to wait for 4-6 weeks, and sometimes even up to three months, before beginning chiropractic care.
Benefits after Delivery
- Minimizing post-birth pain: Reestablishing pelvic balance can effectively alleviate the pain and discomfort you may experience following childbirth.
- Alleviating spine discomfort: Mobilizing the spine, mid-back, and shoulders is crucial, especially when one may experience aches and discomfort from activities like breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or rocking your child.
- Easing mid-back discomfort: Prolonged periods of carrying a car seat or a newborn can lead to mid-back pain, but we can provide relief for this issue.
If you are currently pregnant or have recently given birth, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Wendy. With over two decades of experience in Athletic Training, sports medicine, and chiropractic care, she is well-equipped to provide assistance. Nobody should endure pain throughout their pregnancy or postpartum journey. Let’s transform this joyful time into a relaxing and memorable experience. Contact Attuned Vitality Chiropractic and Wellness today to schedule an evaluation. Our office is equipped with adjustable tables designed to accommodate expecting mothers.