Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy: What Your Missing Out On
Looking for a way to resolve that uncomfortable back pain your pregnancy gifted you with?
Back pain, hip pain, sciatica pain, swelling in the hands and feet, you know, those common discomforts in pregnancy that come with the baby kicks. 9 months is a long time to be uncomfortable while you sleep, walk and sit. How can you stay comfortable in pregnancy and what does chiropractic care have to do with it?
Chiropractic Care in the First Trimester
How can chiropractic care help you in the first trimester? During the First Trimester you will not have extreme back pain from a heavy uterus and baby. However, you will have minimal amounts of relaxin in it which will loosen your joints. Loose joints can cause aches and pains and some hip discomfort. Chiropractic Care can help alleviate discomforts in early pregnancy. Additionally, seeing a chiropractic early in pregnancy will help your changing body adjust as it grows and prepare you optimally for delivery.
Chiropractic Care in the Second Trimester
In the second trimester your belly really starts to poke out and you hopefully have lost that " am I chubby or pregnant?" look. And now you can embrace the maternity clothes and belly, but the belly brings discomforts. As the uterus grows it causes more strain on your round ligaments, lower back, pelvis, bladder and joints. Chiropractic care in the second trimester of pregnancy can help you feel more comfortable and adjust with your growing belly. Additionally, as you get closer to full term, helping your body and pelvis to be aligned will help with delivery.
Chiropractic Care in the Third Trimester
Now that you have reached the third trimester, you are really preparing for delivery. While everything you have done leading up to the third trimester will influence your pregnancy and delivery, starting chiropractic care in the third trimester is not too late! Some women hit the third trimester and experience Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), which will last until delivery and sometimes after. Chiropractic care can help with the ailments of lower back pain, sciatica pain, SPD, and round ligament pain in pregnancy as well as helping your pelvis alignment for delivery. Regardless of your plans for delivery, be it medicated or unmedicated vaginal delivery or cesarean delivery, chiropractic care will help you be more comfortable in pregnancy.
How to find a chiropractor for pregnancy?
Our favorite chiropractors that we refer to often because we trust their practice, experience and capabilities are: Berryville Family Chiropractic located in Berryville, VA, Maimonides Chiropractic located in Fairfax, VA and Active Health Chiropractic located in Stephens City and Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic located in Staunton and Harriosnburg, VA. Look for a chiropractor that is experienced in working with pregnancy, you want the absolute best for your care. Look for a chiropractor that is Webster Technique Certified to help with that aspect of pregnancy should you need it. Look for a chiropractor that you feel comfortable with. We hope you find the perfect chiropractor for your prenatal and postpartum care!