Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an amazing experience, bringing so many changes to a woman’s body during the process. Pregnancy is such a joyful time as you prepare for your little one, but it can also be a time of pain, irritation, and discomfort. One of the most common complaints of pregnant women is lower back pain from their growing little ones. While chiropractic care is known to relieve back pain, it can also be beneficial in many other ways for women during their pregnancy and beyond! If you are pregnant and want the best care for yourself and your baby, Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson is passionate about providing excellent benefits to her pregnant practice members.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Studies have shown that visiting your chiropractor regularly during pregnancy can have a variety of benefits for both mom and her growing baby. Chiropractic care has been proven to be completely safe, which has led more and more pregnant women adding chiropractic care to their routine of prenatal care. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
One of the first signs of pregnancy most women experience is nausea. While this may be a good confirmation that a little one is growing inside, it can also cause great discomfort at times. In some women, misalignment within the spine can contribute to nausea during pregnancy. Through specific adjustments, chiropractors can correct misalignments and help ease the uncomfortable symptoms of nausea, helping to make the pregnancy experience more enjoyable.
Reduces Back Pain
One of the most common complaints from pregnant women is back pain. As the baby grows and weight increases, the extra load in your belly puts pressure on the spine and brings about pain. Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand & Heart Chiropractic will gently adjust your spine and help improve posture, which will, in turn, reduce pain.
Helps Get Your Baby in the Best Position
With the extra weight of the baby, there is a lot of pressure put on the spine and pelvis during pregnancy and the entire abdominal area can get quite crowded. Chiropractors can correct and balance the pelvis, helping the baby get into a more natural position. When the baby assumes the proper position, this reduces the chance of a cesarean section and other interventions, and it makes the baby’s transition through the birth canal easier.
Helps with Labor and Delivery
Another great benefit of chiropractic care during pregnancy is it helps bring about a shorter and easier labor and delivery. Seeing your chiropractor during pregnancy has proven to reduce the likelihood of delivery interventions, such as forceps and vacuum extraction. Chiropractic care can help set women up to naturally go into labor and safely deliver their bundles of joy.
If you or someone you love is pregnant and would like to learn more about the benefits of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, get in touch with Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic today! Dr. Dionne Anderson loves serving individuals and families in Snellville, Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain.
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