Who needs chiropractic care more than pregnant moms? No one! During pregnancy, hormones cause increased laxity in the ligaments and joints of the body. Combine this with rapid weight gain and you have strained bio-mechanical function in the body. Pregnant women often suffer from sciatica, low back pain, heartburn, headaches and swollen achy joints. Chiropractic has been proven effective at relieving low back pain during pregnancy. 1 Ensuring mom is well adjusted throughout her pregnancy can decrease labor time and increase recovery. Complications such as breech position can also be aided through the use of Webster’s Technique.
Along with adjustments, utilizing a safe exercise regimen, healthy diet and homeopathic remedies for pain relief and nausea help make fore a more pleasant birthing experience.
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1. Borggren, C. “Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature.” J Chiropr Med. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70–74.