"Pregnancywhether first, last, or somewhere in the middleis a time of delightful chaos. There"s planning, prepping, buying diapers, and sorting clothes. Baby number one requires the set-up of a nursery and shopping trips galore, but even tried-and-true moms take time to organize before their newest little arrival. No matter your situation, pregnancy takes a toll on mom"s body, mind, and emotions. Put a chiropractic visit with Dr. Chani Henderson on your checklist today for a healthier, more relaxed tomorrow.
Family & Sports Chiropractic in Vancouver WA helps pregnant moms through chiropractic care during and after pregnancy
During pregnancy, doctors suggest taking prenatal vitamins, eating healthy, getting (careful, gentle) exercise and plenty of sleep, and taking time to write out a birth plan or attend prenatal classes. You should also avoid smoking and caffeine and talk regularly with your doctor or midwife about what to expect and things to avoid.
Not every chiropractor is trained to work with pregnant mothers but those who are understand its importance. The American Pregnancy Association explains that treatment by a chiropractor during pregnancy can help with the many "physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby."
These include changes to posture and pelvis from a woman"s "protruding abdomen and increased back curve." Proper alignment can have unseen benefits and provide tremendous relief. Their researchers explain that "When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing babyA misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother"s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections."
Chiropractic care can also help with the workaday aches and pains pregnancy brings. (Moms, if you"ve been there, you know what I mean.) Healthline reports that "For many pregnant women, aches and pains in the lower back and hips are part of the experience. In fact, approximately 50 percent of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point before they deliver.""
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