The health of a pregnant woman is extremely important because it affects both the mom and baby. A crucial element to the development of the baby and the well-being of mom is a properly functioning nervous system.
When the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment, the baby has plenty of room to develop and grow within the womb. Proper alignment and nerve function also help the body to better deal with the many changes and stresses the mother’s body goes through during this amazing time.
During pregnancy, the center of gravity shifts forward, causing stress on the joints of the low back and pelvis. If a woman is already experiencing back pain, this forward shift can lead to increased pain and difficulties performing regular daily activities.
Chiropractic care can help to relieve and even prevent the pain and discomfort often associated with pregnancy. Chiropractic can also allow for a more safe and natural birth process. Many women report less need for pain medications and reduced time in labor.