Posted by: susannahnaillon | February 13, 2011

Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy can reduce the time of Labor and Delivery

I started going to a chiropractor beginning at the third trimester of my pregnancy.  Although I wasn’t carrying a big baby, or carrying big at all, it was so hard for me to do daily tasks without feeling severe back pain.  During my first visit, the doctor had a difficult time adjusting me because my muscles were cramped up due to all of the hormones that my body was producing.  After a few visits, I stopped having sleep disturbances or excruciating back pain that prevented me from doing daily tasks.

However, your joints are loose because of hormones called relaxin, it is so easy for your bones to be out of alignment again.  Therefore it is important to keep going.  Some people think that this is a technique on how chiropractors try to make money, but really- you do have a choice. If you don’t want to go back and spend the money on chiropractic care, then don’t.

Recent studies have indicated that women who seek chiropractic care during pregnancy have less complication with labor and delivery.  Your child is less likely to be breech.  Know that chiropractic care isn’t going to fix any chronic diseases, but it can be very beneficial in many ways.  Too many people think chiropractic care is a scam, but I don’t.  I can’t speak from experience about an easier labor, but I definitely know that chiropractic care has helped reduce my excruciating back pain and allowed me to do day-to-day activities more promptly.  My baby also hasn’t been breech and has dropped closer to my cervix since receiving chiropractic care- which is a good indicator of less complication during childbirth 🙂


Responses

  1. This is really interesting and definitely helpful for those who are pregnant or will become pregnant in the future! I have back problems already so this is definitely something I will consider when I become pregnant.

  2. Reblogged this on Dr.Thomas A Taylor III.


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