Whether you’re pregnant now or planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, prenatal chiropractic care can help you enjoy a healthier, smoother pregnancy. If you’re new to prenatal chiropractic, these FAQs from Ponte Vedra Wellness Center in Nocatee and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL explain more about this therapy and how it can benefit you.
What effect does pregnancy have on a woman’s musculoskeletal system?
Quite a few changes occur to a woman’s body during pregnancy, the most notable being an enlarged abdomen. As your abdomen grows, it can affect your posture and balance, due to the abnormal distribution of weight. Pregnancy also loosens your pelvic joints which can put a strain on spinal muscles or press on spinal nerves, causing discomfort and pain.
How can prenatal chiropractic care offset the discomforts of pregnancy?
Prenatal chiropractic can reduce stress and tension to relieve aches and pains caused by changes in your body during pregnancy. It can also enhance nerve function to control issues such as morning sickness, swelling, and hormonal mood swings, to make pregnancy easier to bear and a more positive nine-month experience.
How does chiropractic care help prepare a woman’s body for natural childbirth?
There are numerous ways prenatal chiropractic can help in preparing your body for natural childbirth. Our chiropractor uses adjustments to keep your spinal column in proper alignment throughout pregnancy. This reduces pressure on spinal muscles and nerves to facilitate your delivery. Chiropractic adjustments can also be used to prompt your baby to move into proper position for a natural childbirth, eliminating the need for a C-section due to your baby being in the breech position.
Is prenatal chiropractic care safe for expectant mothers?
Working with an experienced prenatal chiropractor ensures your treatment is safe. The right chiropractor will also enable you to get maximum benefits from your treatments. Prenatal chiropractic care is specifically designed to relieve the pain and discomfort that many women experience during their pregnancy. The techniques used are safe, gentle, and effective in helping you have a smoother, more relaxing pregnancy.
Can chiropractic help after childbirth?
Our chiropractic services can continue to enhance your health and wellness after pregnancy. Proper spinal alignment is key to alleviating body aches and pains and regulating body function. Our Nocatee and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL chiropractor will ensure your skeletal system remains in proper balance after your delivery to avoid spinal discomfort and pain as you take on the task of caring for your little one.