Women often wonder if they can see a chiropractor while they are pregnant. In fact, not only can you get chiropractic care, there are many reasons why you should. Chiropractic care has many benefits for you while you are pregnant and after you deliver. Here are three of the many ways that you can benefit.
Increased Back Curve
As the baby gets bigger and your abdomen protrudes, your back curve will be gradually increased. This movement of your spine can cause it to become misaligned, causing significant chronic pain, issues with posture, and a decrease in the amount of room that the baby has to move and grow. Chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy can minimize or eliminate these issues.
Your pelvis goes through many changes during pregnancy. As the baby gets bigger and begins to move into position for birth, the pelvis changes by widening to allow for the baby to enter this world. These pelvic changes can often result in misalignment and cause severe pain. This, too, can limit the amount of space that the baby has to thrive. Unaddressed pelvic changes can also make delivery more difficult.
As your body changes, your posture will also change. You will find that you will not be able to sit as straight as you did before you were pregnant, due to the size of your abdomen. As your posture changes throughout your pregnancy, your spine needs to be realigned to ensure that it remains strong while your posture is less than desired.
If you are interested in chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy, contact us today for more information or to schedule your initial appointment.