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Pregnancy Chiropractic at Apol Chiropractic

Pregnant woman stretchingBeing pregnant can be one of the most exciting times, but can also be daunting. In just 9 months, there is a wealth of things to consider. The good news for pregnant woman is that a lot can be done to support you as you prepare for childbirth.

The Benefits of Chiropractic

When you’re expecting, we can correct different issues that expecting mothers are prone to having, such as a misalignment in the pelvis, improper muscle function and dystocia. Dystocia, or difficult labor, can be caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvis contraction, improper position or baby and maternal emotions.

By correcting misalignments in the pelvis, there may be a positive effect on all the above causes of dystocia. If an imbalance is present, it will affect the ligaments and muscle that surround the uterus. The baby may have trouble getting into the right position for birth, and it can alter how the uterus contracts during labor. The techniques used at our office are designed to align bones, ligaments and muscles in the pelvis, leading to a less stressful pregnancy and delivery.

Care Through Each Stage of Pregnancy

Supporting a woman with a decision to become pregnant can be grouped into 3 main areas

  1. Preconception care
  2. Pregnancy care
  3. Post-natal care

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, it’s also highly beneficial. Getting regularly adjusted while pregnant is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine that comes along with the weight gain. It can also prevent sciatica, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back down through your legs and to your feet. It’s also important to maintain pelvic balance, which is oftentimes thrown off as your belly grows and your posture changes.

Besides making you feel better during pregnancy, getting regular chiropractic adjustments can also help control nausea, prevent a potential C-section and has even been linked to reducing the amount of time some women spend in labor.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. These include

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Preventing a potential caesarean delivery

Is there any advantages to care during the labor and birth process?

In a study, Dr. Joan Fallon found that first-time mothers averaged a 24% shorter labor, while experienced mothers (those who had given birth before) had a 39% reduction in the average labor time in a substantial percentage of births.

In another hospital study that incorporated chiropractic adjustments during the patient’s pregnancy, the results indicated that there was a 50% decrease in the need for painkillers during delivery, attributable to pre-delivery adjustments.

Treating pregnant women throughout their pregnancy can be very rewarding; especially with many of the trials and tribulations that a woman may feel over the 40 weeks. For many women, they may be unaware of the benefit which Chiropractic care may have with conditions such as heartburn, back pain, sore muscles, restlessness, pubic pain and constipation.

To sum it up, the less stress that a woman feels within her body while carrying her child, the better she will feel, while also preparing her for a good labor. This can help a woman feel more mobile, have more energy and enjoy the experience as she prepares for motherhood.

A study conducted by Dr. Irvin Henderson MD (a member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees) demonstrated that “women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort.”

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Contact Apol Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment for pregnancy chiropractic Hoover! Same-day visits are available.

Pregnancy Chiropractor Hoover AL | (205) 538-7410