Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Houston Chiropractor Comments: Patients are usually surprised when they see pregnant women in my office receiving treatment. They usually want to know if it possible to hurt the baby or what benefit could it be for the mother.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe for both mother and child!
The main reason that pregnant women choose to see me is either a friend, their midwife or their obstetrician told them that we could help with their back pain. Chiropractic helps to reduce lower back, neck, and joint pain by gently adjusting the bones back to their natural position. As the pregnancy progresses, two main things happen that lead to an increase in pain and discomfort. The new mother puts on weight and the ligaments gradually increase in laxity. The adjustments help to ease the pressure on the joints and allow the supporting muscles to relax.
By keeping the spine and pelvic joints in the proper positions most women have a reduced time of labor and delivery. They also typically have a reduced need for pain medication during delivery and thru their pregnancy.
Chiropractic care has also been shown to help with breach babies. There are chiropractic techniques that can be performed to help turn the infant into the proper position. This helps to prevent the possible need for a C-section.
Finally, women who receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy have been shown to have a faster recovery time after delivery.
I have been blessed to help many pregnant women during my 33 years of practice. It is always a joy to help them on their journey to motherhood.
Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!