Posted on Nov 17, 2008 | Comments 0
Pregnancy can be quite a roller coaster ride for many women. On one hand, there is the joy of preparing for your baby to arrive to this world.
On the other hand, as your pregnancy progresses, you tend to feel a lot more aches and pains in the body.
As your baby grows, more and more pressure is placed on your spine and pelvis.
Not only would this result in back aches and pains that are common among pregnant women, the pressure brought about by the development of the baby may cause both the spine and the pelvis to become misaligned. This may cause the baby the inability to position itself properly for delivery.
Chiropractic care for pregnant women
One of the most common ways in dealing with a misaligned spine and pelvic bone is to have this treated with a chiropractor. Unlike other spine and pelvic treatments, chiropractic care does not require the use of any drugs or surgery.
Instead, they base their treatment on carefully adjusting your spine and pelvic bone. This is to relieve any tension in the muscles brought about by the misalignment on the back.
Chiropractic Care and Pregnant Women
Many pregnant women tend to be apprehensive on undergoing chiropractic care to relieve back pain as a result of the progress of the pregnancy.
But there is nothing to worry about. Chiropractors have been trained to treat pregnant women. In fact, chiropractic care is commonly used by women who are trying to conceive as well.
Chiropractic care has been proven by many medical professionals to help pregnant women get rid of troublesome backaches that usually accompany pregnancy.
Aside from this, pregnant women who undergo chiropractic care during pregnancy also receive the following benefits:
- Regulation of nausea, commonly referred to as “morning sickness”
- Labor and delivery becomes smoother and happens in a shorter time span
- Prevents from having emergency cesarean section because the baby is breeched
Things to look into before undergoing chiropractic care
Look for a specialized chiropractor: While chiropractors are trained to treat pregnant women, this often requires them to undergo some advanced training and specialization. Make sure that the chiropractor you will be consulting has undergone the needed specialized training.
Consult with your obstetrician or gynecologist: It is a good idea to advise your obstetrician or gynecologist that you intend on seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Not only would they be able to advise you more on this, because chiropractic care during pregnancy has been recognized by a number of health professionals, they may be able to recommend one to you.
Check your medical insurance coverage: Some medical insurance do not cover chiropractic care treatments. Make sure you check first with your provider if this is included in your coverage. If not, you can apply for a Maternity Care discount program that is recognized by most chiropractors.
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