During pregnancy, it's entirely common for mothers to experience not just back pain, but joint and muscle discomfort.

During pregnancy, it’s entirely common for mothers to experience not just back pain, but joint and muscle discomfort.

In addition to the anticipation of an upcoming bundle of joy, pregnant mothers experience a number of bodily changes during pregnancy. These changes can result in aches, pains, sleepless nights and worrisome days – although a visit to Sandstone Chiropractic can help alleviate all of the above.

Chiropractic care can provide plenty of benefits for pregnant mothers, and we’re especially thrilled to help women prepare for giving birth.

Check out a few benefits you can receive with prenatal chiropractic care:

Peak Performance

Optimal body functioning helps assure an optimal birth, and chiropractic is known for ensuring the entire nervous system is functioning as it should. Gentle alignment techniques can help, with an aligned spine resulting in a balanced nervous system that leads to a body working at peak performance. Optimal functioning is particularly essential during pregnancy.

Pain Relief

Pregnancy can not only bring on back pain, but it can cause discomfort in your muscles and joints. This is largely due to the weight of a growing baby as it puts new stress on shifting internal organs. Chiropractic adjustments can help, and they are gentle and effective during all stages of pregnancy.

Proper Pelvic Position

While chiropractic adjustments are typically focused on spinal alignments, we also focus on pelvic position with pregnant mothers. A misaligned pelvis can limit the amount of space the baby has to grow and move. Proper pelvic position additionally helps ensure you maintain proper posture throughout your pregnancy, preventing slouching that leads to unnecessary bodily aches and pains.

Delivery Perks

Proper positioning of the pelvis can also help when it comes to the birthing process, contributing to a smooth, healthy and speedy delivery. A misaligned pelvis can lead to difficult delivery issues, as the baby is not always able to maneuver into the optimal delivery position. This is especially important for mothers hoping to have a natural and non-invasive birth.

Many patients have told us that regular prenatal chiropractic care has seemed to increase delivery times while decreasing the need for artificial intervention.

We here at Sandstone Chiropractic are happy to answer any additional questions and provide further information on chiropractic care during pregnancy. Give us a call or schedule an appointment at our Montgomery or Magnolia clinic today!