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Pregnant and Suffering?
Do you know anyone who is pregnant and suffering from lower back or sciatic nerve pain? Have they seen their chiropractor?
During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for the developing baby. The following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joints:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
Making sure a pregnant woman has pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby.
This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections. If the baby is in a breech position there is also a technique that chiropractors use called Webster technique.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
So if you or someone you know is pregnant and having any of these symptoms have them visit their chiropractor.