Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy in Baltimore
Over 14% of the 6 million children that are born in the United States are delivered with a complication in some form. Labor is already painful alone, but the risks involved make the process much scarier. With that said, these risks can be reduced through exercise, a proper diet, supplements, and chiropractic care at Highland Chiropractic in Baltimore.
The changes in the body of a woman begin right after conception. These changes must happen in order to prepare her body to support a new life that will be growing inside her womb. Despite the wonderful process of bringing a new life into this world, pain and a constant feeling of unpleasantness are also associated with pregnancy. For example, the first trimester typically include morning sickness, which occurs due to the growing placenta and increased hormone levels.
The two previously listed factors cause the liver to work much harder which places a lot of stress on the body. Our team at Highland Chiropractic is capable of releasing any stress being put on the nervous system with the goal of optimizing the liver and its functions.
Chiropractic for Pregnancy in Baltimore
The first trimester is also home to many headaches. These headaches are known to continue throughout the entire pregnancy. Headaches are a common occurrence that can be the result of many different reasons including stress, withdrawal from sugar or caffeine, dehydration, and improper alignment of the upper back. With the help of experienced chiropractors, gentle adjustments, proper nutrition, and the right amount of sleep every night, these headaches can be minimized if not eliminated.
The second trimester is when the baby starts to grow and the all too common phrase “baby weight” comes into play. During this stage, the mother's body starts going through further physical changes prepare for the baby’s growth. If your spine is improperly aligned from the start, a pregnancy will exacerbate the issue. This will lead to more headaches, acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea, and general pain. During pregnancy, the lower back curve is altered as the pelvis is shifted to a more forward position. This movement is required and supposed to happen but with a misaligned spine, this transition can be very painful and result in more complications.
How Highland Chiropractic can Help Expecting Mothers
The upside to chiropractic care during pregnancy can especially be seen during labor. With the average time of labor being 10.5 hours, a first-time mother that went through the process of receiving chiropractic care can experience a 24% decrease in labor time. Mothers that have already had a child can experience up to a 39% decrease. Despite the time difference, women that chose chiropractic care did not need to use the drugs as much as the other women. This is due to the better body preparation that the regular chiropractic care is responsible for.
Complications during pregnancy can be minimized or even avoided with comprehensive prenatal care. This includes:
- Chiropractic care
- Active lifestyle
- Proper nutrition
- Adequate Sleep
At Highland Chiropractic, health care is more than a job to us. Chiropractic care is more of a passion than a job. We love to assist mothers as they prepare to bring another life into this world. But we do so much more! We also pride ourselves in the growth and development of children in order for them to achieve the best level of health possible.
We would love to hear from you! Please call our team at Highland Chiropractic in Baltimore with any questions!