When you’re expecting, your body will experience many different sensations, including aches and pains that are altogether new for an otherwise healthy woman. Pregnant women require special physical care and nutritional support to accommodate the incredible changes taking place so rapidly over the course of nine months.
One of the therapeutic options available to pregnant women that is often overlooked is chiropractic adjustment and manipulation. These services can be very beneficial in support shifting muscles, bone, and ligaments as the belly expands to accommodate the growing baby. Stress and pressure on nerves may impede the mother-to-be’s ability to relax and get proper rest, which is paramount for coping well and allowing the body to move and change as it it designed to do.
Care providers are increasingly supportive of the benefits of chiropractic care for expectant mothers, and we would argue that it wouldn’t hurt for the expectant father to get in on the action too. The extra stress and ever-expanding To Do list can lead to tense muscles, emotional stress, and difficulty sleeping. All of these symptoms can benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments and massage, and we’d consider these visits an investment in your expending family.
Physical therapy is another key way that the couple can prepare for the impending delivery. Developing strength and stamina, or simply working through lingering, existing physical limitations will prepare the family for endless days of playing tag, hide-and-seek, and building forts in the den together.
Our team of highly-trained chiropractors can work with expectant mothers and fathers to identify areas of physical stress, and coach through ways to stretch and retain the adjustment after you’ve left the office. These regular visits can improve overall physical and mental wellness, allowing Mom and Dad to focus on what matters most: preparing for the arrival of their precious Little One.
As with any activity, we recommend that pregnant women discuss chiropractic care with their healthcare provider. We’re happy to answer any questions that you may have about pre-natal chiropractic adjustments. You can reach our office at (717) 263-8919.