Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Aches and Pains?
A growing baby can be uncomfortable if you’re pregnant and cause various aches and pains. This could be preventing you from sleeping, walking or sitting. Generally, it’s natural to have aches and pains since your body’s ligaments and joints are softening for childbirth. While mothers are often pleased to hear this is normal, they can still be frustrated and want a solution to feel better.
Benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy
Specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment can be done to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to the uterus and supporting ligaments.
Other benefits include:
- A healthier pregnancy
- Controlling nausea
- Reducing labor and delivery pain
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy since optimal baby positioning at the time of birth helps eliminate the potential for difficult labor resulting in easier and safer deliveries.
Is Chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy is considered safe and effective. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Besides approved chiropractic techniques, our chiropractor will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.
Causes and risk factors
During pregnancy, there are many changes taking place that can result in a misaligned spine or joints:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
Maintaining pelvic balance and alignment is important to allow room for the developing baby to grow. Besides reduced space, a misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery.
The nervous system communicates to the body systems, which includes the reproductive system. Misalignment of the spine and pelvis may affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth since breech and posterior positions can lead to interventions such as caesarean sections. Keeping the spine aligned during pregnancy helps the entire body work more effectively, which is crucial during labor.
Contact Us for Your Consultation
If you think Chiropractic treatment can help, contact us to schedule a consultation at our Singapore Clinic. The consultation includes:
- X-ray review and measurement
- Lifestyle and activity assessment
- Doctor examination
- Clinic session
- Spinal adjustment
- At-home care recommendations
If new X-Rays need to be taken, they can be done the same day (at an additional cost) as your appointment. Our doctor will also show you some results from previous patients so you can feel confident in the Chiropractic treatment we provide.
We promise to never hard-sell you, because we believe that our patients must be as committed to their treatment as our team is to their care.