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Did you know there are many benefits to pregnancy chiropractic care? For many mums-to-be pregnancy is a life-changing experience, an experience that can come with various new aches and pains all around the body. For some women, these pains may be primarily located in the hips and lower back.

According to Babycentre around 50% – 66% of all pregnant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy. Thankfully, these pains may be simply avoided with a visit to your nearest chiropractor. Today, this article will discuss the 5 big benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.

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What are the 5 big benefits of pregnancy chiropractic care?

1.     Back pain relief

Across the world, back pain is one of the most typical complaints among pregnant women. The loosening of joints and ligaments in preparation for delivery is often the primary cause of back pain. Routine pregnancy chiropractic care adjustments throughout the duration of your pregnancy can help to relieve pain or injury caused by spinal instability or loosened ligaments and joints.

2.     Better Sleep

Incorrect sleep posture during pregnancy can lead to pain and restlessness. Sadly, this also means that many pregnant women miss out on sleep during a time when they require it the most. With guidance and care from your chiropractor, pregnant women can learn techniques for better sleep posture, and get some better sleep.

3.     Reduction in nausea

Pregnancy chiropractic care can greatly benefit women who are experiencing extreme “morning sickness” and nausea during pregnancy. There are some medications or diet changes that can help to reduce nausea for some pregnant women, but not without side effects. In many cases, a more holistic and complete option such as chiropractic care can be more effective.

Chiropractors, such as Toorak Chiropractor can address nausea and vomiting by focusing on spinal realignment that helps improve the nervous system’s function for hormonal balance. Chiropractic adjustments can also help to improve digestive issues that are causing everything from constipation to nausea during pregnancy.

4.     A smoother delivery experience

In many cases women who continue with chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy journey experience an easier birthing process. Regular chiropractic adjustments help keep the hips, pelvis and spine in correct alignment and nerves functioning properly. Research shows this may help pregnant women control their contractions more easily.

5.     Faster labour recovery

Routine chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy journey can place your body in a position to heal and bounce back faster because you’re starting off with your body in proper alignment and balance.

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?

One of the most common concerns when it comes to chiropractic care during pregnancy is if it is safe. In short, the answer to this is yes, chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women. Regular adjustments are recommended during pregnancy, as your body goes through significant changes and responds well to chiropractic care. In particular, during the later stages of pregnancy, there is an increase of laxity in your joints and ligaments, meaning that your joints are looser and more elastic in preparation for the delivery process.

Stress on the spinal nerve increases during pregnancy and chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free source of relief. Pregnancy chiropractic care focus on the maintenance and adjustments of the joints in the spinal column allowing the body to achieve and maintain greater overall health.

Complications are rare when it comes to pregnancy chiropractic care. With that in mind, there are a few conditions that disqualify a pregnant person from receiving chiropractic treatment. If you are pregnant and are experiencing any of the following symptoms below, we recommend consulting your healthcare professional prior to visiting a chiropractor.

All licenced chiropractors in Australia are qualified in pregnancy chiropractic care, for pregnant patients they will apply special techniques to avoid the abdomen, keeping both you and your unborn infant safe. If you’re pregnant and would like to explore the benefits of pregnancy chiropractic care, get in touch with Toorak Chiropractor’s Dr Josh Cogoi today here.

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