Get this – 80% of women don’t receive any kind of treatment for muscle pain related to their pregnancies. It makes sense, since women tend to avoid unnecessary medications during pregnancy. But chiropractic care is drug free, and it’s incredibly effective at relieving those pregnancy-related aches and pains. And that’s not all. Here are three benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Preventative Care Pays Off
Routine chiropractic care during your pregnancy can help you avoid a slew of unpleasant side effects of pregnancy, including:
- low back pain and sciatica
- sleep problems relating to pain
- issues with pelvic balance
- poor posture
By ensuring that your spine is properly aligned as your belly grows, you’ll avoid posture-related problems that lead to pain in your hips, low back and neck.
Shorter Labor & Delivery Times
It’s true! Women who receive chiropractic care during their pregnancies not only feel better, they spend less time labor – by a whopping 25%! It’s thought that all that time spent taking care of the nervous system primes the body for childbirth. Plus, a balanced pelvis offers the maximum amount of space for delivery. And here’s another bonus – more room in the pelvis can reduce the chances of breeched babies.
Controlled Pregnancy Symptoms
Morning sickness can be a really rough ride, but routine chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce it. In fact, it helps you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy all the way around. If you’re experiencing back, hip, neck or joint pain during your pregnancy, get the all-clear from your doctor to find a chiropractor. It’s safe, effective treatment that will make a big difference for those ten long months.