Chiropractic care during pregnancy ‘leads to a healthier pregnancy, regulates nausea symptoms, lowers the risk of the baby becoming breech, and diminishes the time of labor and delivery’
ScripHessco announced the release of a new guide, An Overview of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy, breaking down the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy and how to find a qualified chiropractor.
“Receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy is quite beneficial to the mother’s health,” reads the guide’s introduction. “Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy leads to a healthier pregnancy, regulates nausea symptoms, lowers the risk of the baby becoming breech, and diminishes the time of labor and delivery.”
Chiropractic care during pregnancy, the guide states, can also help treat several problems including a change in back curve, lower back pain, a misaligned pelvis, and sciatic nerve pain.
The guide acts as a road map for soon-to-be mothers.
It also outlines common pregnancy problems treated by chiropractic that include change in back curve, lower-back pain, misaligned pelvis, pubic symphysis pain, round ligament pain, sacroiliac pain, and sciatic nerve pain.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is generally safe; however, it is important to check with your doctor and find a chiropractor who is certified in pregnancy care. The guide details for patients looking for pregnancy care to find a chiropractor with certifications such as Webster Certified, DACCP and CACCP.
Webster Technique-certified chiropractors provide targeted adjustments to create optimal conditions for pain reduction and a more successful pregnancy and delivery. The sacrum, the triangle-shaped vertebrae at the end of the spine, is usually a top target for care in addition to ligaments that may be twisting, pulling, or weighing down the uterus.
The goal is to lessen pain and encourage the baby into the optimal birthing position (head down) for an easier delivery. When the pelvis and ligaments are balanced through the Webster technique, the baby has the proper space to grow and develop in utero, and studies have shown that the earlier a pregnant woman receives care the more likely the baby will settle into an optimal position for birth. This lowers the likelihood that the mother will need a cesarean section.
To view the guide and for more info on chiropractic care during pregnancy go to scriphessco.com/assets/newsletter/2020/SCR/Education/An%20Overview%20of%20Chiropractic%20Care%20during%20Pregnancy_V%201.jpg.