When you’re pregnant, one of your chief concerns will naturally be to ensure that your pregnancy is healthy and as comfortable as possible. A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. Hormone changes, shift in center of gravity and changes in ligament laxity can all negatively affect your personal comfort. Chiropractic care can restore some of that comfort and help you have a safe delivery. At Body Works Health & Wellness in Chicago, we have years of experience in pregnancy chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Can Increase Your Personal Comfort
During pregnancy, the ligaments in your pelvis become relaxed and loose in preparation for the baby’s passage through the birth canal. Meanwhile, your center of gravity shifts forward as the baby inside continues to grow. These changes can cause pain in the neck, joints, as well as intense lower back pain which occur due to the weight gain and transition during your pregnancy.
At Body Works Health and Wellness, we use a number of methods to maintain spinal alignment and relieve pressure on the back.
- Spinal adjustments. This method helps keep your spine in alignment. This can relieve pressure on joints in the back while also relaxing the muscles. Spinal adjustments also stimulate the nervous system to enable proper functioning of your reproductive organs.
- Massage therapy. Massage therapy specially designed for pregnant mothers can safely relax your muscles, relieving stress and pain.
- Exercises. Exercises done on a regular basis can keep your muscles strong and relaxed.
Chiropractic Can Make Labor Easier
Even if you’re not feeling pain during pregnancy, chiropractic care can also prepare you and the baby for labor. Regular maintenance with the use of chiropractic care can help balance and align your spine and pelvis. This will provide a comfortable and safe delivery as consistent care will stimulate the nervous system to allow your reproductive organs to function at its peak. For example, chiropractic exercises can help you avoid a breach delivery by ensuring the baby is in proper position for labor.
Are you an expecting mother with achy joints? At Body Works Health & Wellness, our chiropractor, Dr. Zaffarkhan, is trained to safely administer chiropractic care to women in all stages of pregnancy. Contact us today to make your first appointment, and find out how Dr. Zaffarkahn Chicago Chiropractor can make your pregnancy a more comfortable and beautiful experience.