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Posted on 05-02-2016

Lately we have been receiving a lot of phone calls from women asking if they should see a chiropractor while pregnant. Chiropractic care has proven to be an effective method to ensure a healthier and easier pregnancy for many. Here are a few reasons why:

-          During pregnancy, the rapid weight gain causes increased stress on the spine and its surrounding muscles and ligaments. This can lead to a change in spinal postures and in turn can cause subluxations within the spine. This is more of a problem when your centre of gravity changes due to the increased weight of your growing child, and puts more strain on joints that aren’t used to carrying this load. This commonly leads to symptoms of back and pelvic pain for a lot of expecting mothers.

-          Hormones play a crucial role in preparing your body for the birth of your child. One particular hormone called ‘relaxin’ plays a crucial role in RELAXING a number of muscles and ligaments in order to provide proper housing and a comfortable passageway for your baby. However, although this process is absolutely necessary, it can lead to overexertion and misalignments, especially around the low back and pelvis.

-          The baby’s position within the womb is also very important to monitor. When a mother is dealing with a number of misalignments, this can cause a baby to be “breeched” within the womb, simply meaning that the baby is not in an optimal position for labour. Chiropractic treatment has proven to not only help provide an optimal environment for the baby, but certain techniques aid in moving the baby into the correct position, making the birthing process much easier for everyone.

Along with these reason above, common conditions mothers deal with during pregnancy include sciatica, round ligament pain, abdominal pain, groin pain and many other conditions. A subluxated mother can also lead to an abnormal or disrupted labour pattern as well. Subluxations in the spine can lead to disruption of the normal flow of your nervous system, which needs to function properly as a crucial part of the pregnancy. Chiropractors are here to help you experience as much comfort as possible during the pregnancy and birthing process. As amazing as chiropractic sounds during this process, it’s just as important to get checked by a chiropractor AFTER giving birth as well. Childbirth is a beautiful miracle, but can cause a lot of stress on the body, so it’s important for both the mother and the baby to get checked after the birth. If you would like more information about how your Mississauga chiropractors can help you, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (905) 821-4951 to book your appointment today!

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