For many, pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time. But, as exciting as this new addition to your family is, pregnancy can be uncomfortable as your body grows and changes. If you are experiencing painful changes to your body, you should consider seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy.
There are many symptoms that a chiropractor can help alleviate throughout your pregnancy. Our team at Ogden Chiropractic has compiled a list of the most common irritations experienced during pregnancy that a chiropractor can help you through.
1. Reduced Back Pain
During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for you to throw your spine out of alignment. This happens as your posture adjusts to the baby’s weight on the front of your body and your shifting center of gravity. If you are experiencing significant back pain that makes day-to-day life difficult, you should visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy. A chiropractor can provide adjustments to your back, which can help relieve back pain and improve stability as your body changes.
2. Helps Prevent Nausea
Many pregnancies are plagued by morning sickness or persistent nausea. While it may only last through the first trimester of your pregnancy, it isn’t uncommon for it to last throughout much of the pregnancy, making everyday life difficult. You should consider seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy to reduce or eliminate this nausea. Realigning the spine by a chiropractor can help balance hormones and alleviate the severity of your nausea.
3. Avoid Injury
You don’t have to hold out on seeing a chiropractor for the first time during your pregnancy until you begin to feel uncomfortable. If you would like to prevent injury and discomfort during your pregnancy, you may begin seeing a chiropractor at the start of your pregnancy. Their treatments can help your body adjust to the impending changes and allow you to feel more comfortable throughout the pregnancy. Regular chiropractic treatments also allow you to increase your flexibility, which is crucial as you progress through your pregnancy.
4. Get Better Sleep
As you move into the third trimester of your pregnancy, you may find that you are becoming more uncomfortable, even when you’re at rest. Sleep can become difficult, and when you do rest, you may still feel groggy when you wake up. Seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy can help you get better rest before your baby arrives. Your chiropractor can adjust your pelvis, allowing the baby to rest comfortably between your hips. These adjustments can allow you to relax, making sleep easier for you.
5. Healthier Pregnancy Overall
With so many changes going on in your body during pregnancy, inflammation and irritation are regular experiences. If you are hoping to alleviate any inflammation and support your immune health, you should see a chiropractor during your pregnancy. Their regular adjustments can reduce inflammation and help you remain as healthy as possible throughout. This reduction in inflammation may even allow you to enjoy your pregnancy more.
6. Alleviate Hip Pain
At the beginning of pregnancy, the body releases the hormone Relaxin. It allows for the muscles, joints, and ligaments to loosen and relax and allows for more room between the hips for a baby to pass through the birth canal. As pregnancy progresses, this widening of your hips can make it difficult and uncomfortable to walk around. If you are experiencing hip pain, you should see a chiropractor during your pregnancy. A chiropractor can help improve mobility and make movement through the rest of your pregnancy more comfortable.
7. Reduce The Length Of Labor And Delivery
There are a lot of factors that impact the length of your labor. A study by the National Institute even found that a fear of labor can increase its length. If you are trying to do everything you can to shorten your labor and delivery, you should see a chiropractor during your pregnancy. A chiropractor can help you relax your pelvic floor muscles and move your baby closer to your pelvis. This chiropractic care may also increase your chance of natural delivery and reduce the need for medical intervention.
Seeing A Chiropractor During Your Pregnancy
If you want to see a chiropractor during your pregnancy, you should seek a professional you can trust. Our doctors at Ogden Chiropractic have been practicing chiropractic medicine since 2009 and are confident that they can help you feel more comfortable as you go through this exciting change in your life. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, contact our office on our website or call our team today.