Chiropractic has been known to benefit women in several ways during pregnancy because the body is going through many changes and maintaining proper spinal alignment helps the entire body to work more effectively. Some major benefits of chiropractic for pregnant women include reducing nausea symptoms, reducing the length of labor and delivery, relieving back pain, and preventing possible cesarean delivery. The American Pregnancy Association says that establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain care during pregnancy because when the pelvis is misaligned it might reduce the space available for the developing baby. Proper pelvic balance also helps during the birthing process as it provides more mobility and helps the baby to be in the best position for birth.
All chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women and may use special techniques to accommodate them. They might also recommend different stretches, sleeping positions and exercises to make you more comfortable during pregnancy. Dr Irvin Henderson, member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, reports that “women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort.” It’s important to explore options during your pregnancy that will support your body’s natural ability to function at its best and chiropractic is one of the best options.