Chiropractic care can provide multiple benefits for women who are expecting. The professional chiropractic team at Rubin Chiropractic Health Center in St. Petersburg is trained to work with pregnant women and can help relieve nerve stress for greater comfort.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a form of physical therapy that promotes the health of the spinal column, joints, discs, and nerves. Through physical adjustments, chiropractic care can fix misalignment and relieve pressure on nerves and joints.
Prenatal chiropractic care involves the use of an adjusting table for comfort with a pregnant belly. In this area of chiropractics, your care provider will be sure to steer clear of methods that place tension or weight on the abdomen area.
Why Receive Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
During pregnancy, the female body undergoes hormonal and physical changes. These changes can lead to discomfort, aches, curving of the back, pelvic shifts, and poor posture. Prenatal chiropractic care focuses on fixing misalignment in the joints or spine that can result from these changes in pregnancy. This may help relieve pain and discomfort throughout your pregnancy.
Prenatal chiropractic care often also aims to promote the health of your baby. Pelvic misalignment can inhibit the natural movements of the fetus, which is medically referred to as intrauterine constraint. Intrauterine constraint may lead to birth defects and complications during birth.
Prenatal chiropractic care can relieve pain and help prepare women for a safe birth. Your chiropractor can help pinpoint sources of misalignment and address your unique concerns during pregnancy.
Always consult your doctor before receiving chiropractic care. Prenatal chiropractic care may not be for you if you suffer from:
- Toxemia (moderate to severe)
- Vaginal bleeding
- Placenta previa/placental abruption
- Ectopic pregnancy
Chiropractic Care and Babies in Breech
Prenatal chiropractic care may significantly benefit babies presenting breech. This means that the baby has not naturally moved into the optimal birth position and is a concern during the third trimester.
The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique that may help encourage the fetus’s natural movement into the ideal birth position. This technique helps achieve balance in the pelvis so that the baby has enough space to turn.
The use of the Webster Technique by your chiropractor may help prevent dystocia, or difficult birth, and surgical birth.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy
- Chiropractic care is a drug and surgery-free method for relieving joint misalignment.
- Complications relating to chiropractic care are rare.
- Chiropractic care may reduce the chances of birth complications like dystocia.
- Chiropractic care promotes overall health in pregnant women.
- Chiropractic care can relieve pain and discomfort in pregnancy.
Contact Rubin Chiropractic Health Center in St. Petersburg today to schedule an appointment with a member of our trained chiropractic team.