Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
At Awaken Family Chiropractic, we understand that optimal health for a pregnant woman is crucial, as her health and well-being affects the health and well-being of her unborn child. Optimal nervous system functioning is vital to the development of the baby, as well as to the health and comfort of the mother. Chiropractic care during pregnancy offers a number of benefits for the mother and child.
During pregnancy, a mother’s body undergoes a variety of biomechanical and physiological changes. Biomechanical changes, such as alterations in a mother’s posture, especially affect the spine and pelvis. The pelvis often tilts forward as the baby grows, which can lead to low back pain and sciatica. Changes in the mother’s center of gravity can also lead to excessive forward head posture, which can cause neck and shoulder pain, headaches and more. Chiropractic care for pregnant women ensures the proper alignment and motion of the woman’s spine and pelvis. Not only does this increase the expecting mother’s comfort level throughout the pregnancy, regular chiropractic care may also lead to shorter labor times, less birth interventions, and improved recovery from labor and delivery! Proper pelvic alignment also provides optimal space for the developing baby to grow in the womb. Dr. Erica is certified in the Webster Technique, a technique specifically focused on sacral alignment and correlating ligamentous support, which has been studied and shown to be very beneficial for women in reducing in-utero constraint.
Throughout pregnancy, women also experience hormonal changes and emotional changes as they prepare for the new baby. Many pregnant women report symptoms such as increased anxiety, increased stress, fatigue, digestive issues, and more. Chiropractic care focuses on balancing the nervous system and removing any interference. A properly functioning nervous system leads to less stress, more energy, improved sleep, improved immune and digestive function, and more!
Modern medical procedures often times treat pregnancy like a “condition” or a “disease”. At Awaken Family Chiropractic, we believe that preparation for a new baby should be one of the most exciting and happiest times of your life! Our specialized care can help you before, during and after pregnancy to ensure you have the best experience and best outcomes with your pregnancy.
Call Awaken Family Chiropractic today at (319) 826-6879 to take the first step towards a more natural and pain-free pregnancy!