Can a Chiropractor Help with Pregnancy?

Regular visits to you chiropractor can help reduce some of the pain and discomfort that often come with pregnancy.  The benefits, however, go beyond helping keep the joints aligned and reducing the pain that’s associated with joints that are all out of whack.

The further along in your pregnancy, the more aches and pains will come with carrying an extra 25-35 pounds in the abdomen area (not to mention any extra weight that has accumulated with swelling and eating for two).  From the beginning to just before delivery, your Billings chiropractor can keep things progressing nicely.

The 4 Big Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care during pregnancy has all of the benefits of chiropractic care no matter if you’re pregnant or not.  There are, however, more benefits that only apply to those who are carrying a child.  We have rounded up the top four.

Reducing Nausea – Studies suggest that around 70% to 80% of pregnant women will suffer from morning sickness.  This nausea and vomiting can last for months while the baby is developing, and can be so intense that the mother-to-be can barely even get out of bed to go about daily activities.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown that the body works better and more efficiently when done regularly.  The best treatment for morning sickness is to prevent it before it even occurs.  Adjustments that start at the beginning of the pregnancy, and continue through each trimester, will help reduce the onset of morning sickness.

Hip and Pelvic Pain Relief – That developing baby is going to put a lot of pressure on the pelvic area.  The more he or she grows, the more pressure put on those bones from the inside out.  There’s limited space in there, and eventually joints will get pushed out of place.

Adjustments, especially in the third trimester, will help to keep these bones aligned just right.  This will not only reduce the hip and pelvic pain, but it will also help with the labor.

Diminished Labor Time – Labor times range from very short, to extremely long.  Much of those times have to do with overall physiology of mom and child, however, a chiropractor can help to reduce the time in labor, and even make it go more smoothly.

With adjustments, studies have shown that women reduce their labor times by 25% – 30% when they received chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy.

Postpartum Pain Relief – After the baby is born, the mother’s body has to go through a lot of changes to return to “normal.”  There will be hormones flowing, and the body will literally have to reshape itself to as close to pre-baby form as possible.

This “reshaping” can end up being painful.  Those hip and pelvic bones that stretched and moved during delivery have to get back to their proper position.  A chiropractor helps the body get back there faster, and with less pain.

Visit Your Local Chiropractor in Billings

Whether you’re expecting a baby soon, or you know it’s still many months away, now is the best time to get in to see your Billings Chiropractor.

You can give our office a call at 406-545-2128, or fill out the appointment request form on our site to get on the calendar.

Don’t worry, our chiropractor table is designed to accommodate swollen bellies.

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