FOR PREGNANT MOMS
How seeing a prenatal chiropractor can help your pregnancy and delivery
How a Prenatal Chiropractor Helps Pregnant Moms
One of the most important times to see a chiropractor is during pregnancy.
Seeing a prenatal chiropractor is important for both mom and baby. The changes in a woman's body during pregnancy put added stress on the spine and nerves. This is why things like sciatic pain are so common during pregnancy.
Maintaining chiropractic care during pregnancy will help the body adapt to its temporarily altered state. The result is a more comfortable pregnancy and shorter labor times.
Checking alignment of the pelvis is important for two reasons:
A Balanced Nervous System
Equally as important to the pelvis being in alignment is a nervous system that's operating in balance. The central nervous system operates from either one of two states:
Your sympathetic, fight or flight part of the nervous system is designed to help your body survive when under stress.
From an evolutionary standpoint, this system was life-saving if a tiger was chasing you because it would give your body the necessary stress hormones, adrenaline, and physiological response to fight or run from the tiger.
However, in today's high-stress environment, this system is constantly being engaged or activated from everyday physical, chemical and emotional stressors.
A few examples of these stressors are:
The majority of your life (around 85% of the time) you should be operating in the parasympathetic system, which is the rest, digest and calm state. But, because we live in such a stressful and toxic environment most people tested are in a sympathetic dominant state.
Why Chiropractic Care?
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care is that if we detect that your body is operating in fight or flight, we can help to balance the system, helping to shift your body to a more parasympathetic state.
We test your system through the use of heart rate variability, and other technologies in our office.
So, why is this important?
For the body to be in the best state of ease for labor and delivery, the body must be in rest and growth, not fight or flight. If the body is stuck in a state of protection and survival, it will delay the birthing process. In many cases when you hear of labor being induced, mom is probably stuck in fight or flight.
Through a gentle chiropractic adjustment, we give the body the tools it needs for an easier, uncomplicated delivery process. Shorter labor times and easier deliveries become more probable under chiropractic care.
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