The Importance of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

The Importance of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic Beaver Dam WI The Importance of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Have you ever looked at an expectant mother and were amazed at how her body can adapt and adjust to make room for a new human? It never ceases to amaze me how perfectly the body is created! In addition to all the physical changes, there are emotional and hormonal changes that can allow the body to physically adapt and cause excitement, anticipation, as well as fear and anxiety. There are many people offering advice about how you should be taking care of yourself. Among all the available options, chiropractic is emerging as a vital ally, offering expectant mothers a path to comfort, wellness, and a smoother journey toward childbirth.

Pregnancy brings about profound changes in a woman's body. During pregnancy, an expectant mother can carry an extra 25-30 pounds. As the baby grows, the protruding abdomen and increased low back curve cause postural adaptations that can cause back pain. In addition, the mothers pelvis is changing to get ready for birth. Also, during pregnancy, the hormone relax in is released in preparation for labor and delivery. This helps the joints relax for delivery, but sometimes it can also contribute to pain, and chiropractic can help with that. All of this increases stress on joints, muscles and ligaments. There are multiple ligaments in the body that adhere the uterus to the pelvis. If one ligament is tighter than the others, it creates stress on both the mom in her pelvis and restricts the baby in the uterus. These changes often lead to discomfort, pain, and sometimes complications, impacting both the mother's well-being and the baby's development. Contact our chiropractic clinics in Beaver Dam or Watertown to learn more today.

alleviate common discomforts

One of the most significant benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy is its ability to alleviate common discomforts. Back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, and even headaches are frequently reported by pregnant women. Through precise adjustments, chiropractors help restore balance to the body, reducing discomfort and enhancing mobility. The body is constantly changing during pregnancy making it important to start chiropractic care from the very beginning of pregnancy to even after you have given birth.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy focuses on gentle, non-invasive techniques tailored to the unique needs of expectant mothers. The chiropractors at our office are trained in chiropractic prenatal care. We employ adjustments to accommodate the unique needs of expectant mothers by addressing misalignments in the spine and pelvis, relieving pressure on nerves and promoting optimal function of the nervous system. We also carry high-quality prenatal vitamins to ensure expectant mothers are not only giving their baby their nutritional needs, but also supporting their bodies during the full 9 months of pregnancy. In addition to physical benefits, chiropractic care empowers expectant mothers by providing them with tools for a more comfortable and fulfilling pregnancy experience. By taking an active role in their health and well-being, mothers-to-be can approach childbirth with confidence and positivity.

Maintaining proper pelvic alignment is crucial during pregnancy, as it directly influences the baby's position in the womb. Chiropractic adjustments help create an optimal environment for the baby's growth and development, potentially reducing the risk of breech or posterior presentations. This, in turn, can contribute to a smoother labor and delivery process. In fact, research shows that women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy have 25%-31% shorter labor times. Beyond pain relief, chiropractic care fosters overall wellness during pregnancy. By optimizing spinal and pelvic alignment, it supports proper nerve function, immune system response, and hormonal balance. This holistic approach not only benefits the mother's health but also creates a nurturing environment for the growing baby.

Pregnancy is a remarkable journey, filled with moments of joy, anticipation, and change. Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to support expectant mothers through this transformative time, addressing discomfort, promoting wellness, and fostering an optimal environment for both mother and baby. As more mothers embrace chiropractic care during pregnancy, they embark on a path of comfort, empowerment, and enhanced well-being, laying the foundation for a healthier start to parenthood.

At our Wellness Class we will cover the full stages of fertility, pregnancy, and birth and how lifestyle plays an important role in all three. As always, I will be available to answer questions so bring your questions and get ready to learn! Please join us at our Beaver Dam location for this FREE class on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30pm.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Stephanie Tyjeski

Dr. Stephanie graduated in December 2016 with her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Logan University. She continued on at Logan University to receive her Masters in Nutrition and Human Performance. She is also certified as a Digestive Health Professional through the Loomis Enzyme Institute. She currently works at Tyjeski Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center and recently received the Five Under Forty Award.