Woot. Woot. You are having a baby! If your pregnancy was anything like mine, you have lots of questions about basically everything. Hopefully I get to answer one of those questions - Why would I need a chiropractor while pregnant? Here are my top 4 reasons to see a chiropractor during pregnancy:
Relieve Low Back & Pelvic Pain
Did y’all know that you do NOT have to be in pain simply because you are pregnant? Sure 50% of pregnant mamas have pain, but that doesn’t mean it’s normal or that you have to suck it up until the baby arrives. In fact, chiropractic, acupuncture and exercise can all help relieve back pain and pelvic pain.
Optimize Pelvic Alignment & Remove Tension on Ligaments and Tendons
That was a fancy way of saying that chiropractic can help with those aches, pains and also put the pelvis in a position that is best for giving birth. The Webster technique works by focusing on sacral adjustments that balance pelvic muscles and ligaments. This means the pelvis can move freely to help birth that baby.
Counteract Changes in Gravity / Posture
Fun little fact, gravity ALWAYS wins. As that beautiful baby of yours grows, so will your abdomen. The pretty graphic below shows some of the side effects you might feel thanks to gravity and shifts in posture. Seeing a chiropractor trained in pregnancy can help you balance those natural changes to minimize pain and discomfort.
Prepare for Childbirth through Movement
There are exercises you can do during pregnancy and also delivery to help you through childbirth. Depending on what’s going on with your body that could be a deep squat or maybe a squat to parallel, maybe it’s an inversion or side lunges. That’s the beauty about the human body - they aren’t all the same! Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can help you prepare for childbirth by finding the right exercises for you!