Chiropractic Care Provides 5 Great Benefits for Pregnant Women
Pregnancy causes the expecting mother’s body to undergo pelvic shifts, postural adjustments, and an altered weight distribution. All place pressure on your spine and joints. This can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable, but with the help of some expert chiropractic care, it doesn’t have to be.
Dr. Laura at Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage in Rochester are certified in the Webster technique, an intensive certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). It’s specifically designed to accommodate the pregnant body, and it provides five amazing benefits.
How Chiropractic Care Helps With Pregnancy and Birth
Approximately 70% of women experience back pain during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Every 10lbs of weight in your stomach puts 40lbs of pressure on your back. Seeking chiropractic care during each trimester has been shown to:
- Relieve back pain, neck and joint pain
- Shorten delivery process by up to 31%
- Helps with nausea
- Reduce risk of needing a c-section
- Experience an overall healthier pregnancy
Regular chiropractic care aims to keep your pelvis and back properly balanced. This creates more room for your baby to develop and maneuver into position for delivery. And the less stressed and strained the mother is, the happier and healthier the baby.
The webster technique is shown to reduce labor time, reducing the chance of a breech or needing a c-section, and less nausea. We also optimize neural function in your spine so your immune system and organs function optimally. Your baby’s health and immune function at birth depends on the health and strength of yours.
Pregnancy Chiropractic at Life Chiropractic & Massage in Rochester
Dr. Matt Suntken likes working with patients of all ages including new born babies as well as treating patients throughout their pregnancy. Dr. Laura recognizes the importance of chiropractic care for all ages beginning from birth and as we mature, having two young children of her own.
We strive to help pregnant patients experience a more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy through regular prenatal chiropractic adjustments right up to delivery day. Whether you're 6 weeks pregnant or 41 weeks, chiropractic care is beneficial for all expecting women.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage at (507) 206-6334 or go online and fill out our contact form.