Undergoing a chiropractic care regularly is imperative for an expecting mother to help her in all possible ways. There are hormonal, endocrinological and physiological changes that occur. When a woman becomes pregnant, she needs triple the extra care she can get not only for herself but also for the growing life or lives inside of her.
A pregnant woman undergoes big adjustment in order to adapt physiologically and physically, especially so because she becomes more sensitive to the stresses she feels around her environment and inside her body as well.
What is chiropractic care?
Without using drugs or surgery, it is a health maintenance of spinal discs, columns, nerves, bones and other related parts of the body.
It involves not only science but art in adjusting misaligned body joints, especially the spine which is an essential part of our body.
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
There are chiropractors that have been trained to work with pregnant women. So, there is nothing to worry about it. Chiropractic care is drug-free discipline, not harmful and has been recommended by doctors around the world.
Why chiropractic care is recommended for expecting mothers?
Pelvic changes, protruding abdomen and postural adaptations may lead to misaligned spine or joint. It can cause stress overload to the mother’s nervous system that may possibly impair her vital organs and systems. The causes of these changes in the body are all natural process that is being experienced by a mother-to-be. It is needed to be monitored the earliest and be given proper chiropractic care to avoid mishaps.
Misaligned pelvis. It creates an uneven pulling effect on the uterine ligaments, that’s why some women feel sensitivity on one side more than the other. If the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for baby for delivery. This is called intrauterine constraint. It may affect the way the mother can have a delivery. Instead of undergoing a normal delivery session, if pelvis is misaligned the position of the baby may become breech which results to invasive delivery or caesarian sections.
Establishing alignment and balance for pelvis are important and can be achieved by chiropractic care. If the pelvis is balanced, the baby has a big chance to move in the right position and the danger of posterior and breech position may be avoided.
There are many causes of misaligned pelvis. One reason can be anatomical or the physical structure of the body since birth. Another reason can be because of prolonged sitting which causes muscle imbalance and thus making the position of pelvis to shift. This is usually the cases of pregnant women working at the office. They usually sit in long hours working inside their offices, using uncomfortable chairs which are not fit for expecting mothers.
Factors Contributory to Health Risk of a Working Mother-to-be:
- Work on machine
- Mental stress
- Physical exertion
- Carrying heavy loads
- Standing for the majority of work
- Performing a physically demanding job
- Working on an assembly line
- Unfriendly office environment
Risk of pregnancy loss is higher to women who still work, especially when they have loads of task to do and longer hours of works. Adding to that is the environment of the company she works in that makes her experience difficulties during pregnancy.
The employer should consider designing the office to be convenient for disabled employees, including his or her pregnant employee. There are ways to improve an office to accommodate valuable employees like a valuable pregnant one. A friendly and modern office or workstations must be ready to facilitate and give a helping hand to workers of all physical abilities.
A friendly office for preggy mommies plus providing regular chiropractic care for moms can make the pregnancy as comfortable as possible and promotes a surrounding where the mother’s body can better adapt to the stresses of pregnancy.
What are the other benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women?
- Controls nausea symptoms
- Reduces labor time and delivery
- Relieves neck, joint, pelvic discomfort back pain
- Promotes non-invasive natural birth
- Helps to promote an optimal position for baby
- Reduces the likelihood of invasive cesarean delivery
- Avoids incidence of postpartum depression
- Maintains healthier mommies and babies
Chiropractic care is recommended to all expecting mommies out there. Especially if the expecting mothers are still going out to work everyday whether inside of a company’s office or a factory.
We all know how enormous stress a pregnant woman receives in her daily life, much more when she is still working during her pregnancy. Equally important is to consider going to a baby chiropractor for advice even before the delivery of the baby. It is neither a trend anymore nor a luxury to consider this, especially when it is the health and future of your baby that is at stake.
A pregnant woman can talk to her in-charge doctor about this if she is not familiar with baby chiropractic care yet, including counselling with a baby chiropractor. Ask advices from two or more professionals and find out what is the benefits of this kind of care.