Pregnancy is a beautiful life experience; however, during pregnancy a woman’s body goes through enormous changes. Mothers can develop poor posture and more than 50% of pregnant women experience low back pain due to ligament laxity and shifting of the center of gravity. Chiropractic care can help optimize pregnancy and protect the health of the mother and unborn baby. It also provides shorter labor, ideal positioning of the baby in the womb and less of a chance for invasive practices during the birth process.
Why Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
Hackney Chiropractic offers a conservative approach to treatment of pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. Hackney Chiropractic understands all these changes and offers relief without the use of any medications. In addition, chiropractic care during pregnancy results in the following:
- Better sleep
- Less physical and emotional stress
- Shorter labor and less painful
- Decreased swelling in the feet
- Elimination of back pain and sciatica
- Increased energy
- Less digestive issues
- Reductions in reflux and morning sickness
According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care and patient education as part of a comprehensive prenatal care team has been shown to hold greater benefit for pregnant patients than traditional obstetric care alone. Educating these patients as a part of their treatment plan helps inform and empower them to better understand what is happening within their bodies, as well as allows them to better communicate this information with the providers of their prenatal care team during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This becomes even more vital after a recent study found that more than 75 percent of pregnant women experience pregnancy-related low back pain, pelvic pain, or a combination and that this pain increases as pregnancy progresses. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and drug-free way to manage these and other musculoskeletal symptoms during pregnancy.
Dr. Daniel and Dr. Josiah are both certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This technique is very helpful in supporting healthier, more comfortable pregnancies, and preparing for labor and birth.