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John R. Greensfelder, DC
Chiropractic Care Pregnancy and Babies
Odenton Chiropractic & Holistic Wellness Center

Chiropractic Care Pregnancy and Babies

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include

Maintaining a healthier pregnancy

Controlling symptoms of nausea

Reducing the time of labor and delivery

Relieve back, neck or joint pain

Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

Women can receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, which may help to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy. With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth. The crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided. Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth eliminates the potential for difficult labor and results in easier and safer deliveries for both mother and baby.

Chiropractic care is believed to ensure a healthier baby, one with higher resistance to disease and a healthier nervous system. Birth trauma can be the first subluxation of the spine. It can be a traumatic, crippling event. The mechanical stress imposed by obstetrical manipulation, even the application of standard orthodox procedures, may prove intolerable to the fetus.

With signs of neonatal injury causing neurological problems, it becomes more important to the child's future for chiropractic adjustments. An unhealthy spine causes central motor impairment to lower resistance to infections especially ear, nose and throat infections. Spinal adjustment frequently results in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness.

In summary, it is important for the mother to receive chiropractic care during her pregnancy for her health and the health of the baby. After childbirth, it is important to follow up with chiropractic care for the baby.

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