By: Brandon W. Goldstein, DC
Are you pregnant? Have you been experiencing low back pain, headaches, nausea, insomnia, or other symptoms? Chiropractic care may be able to help you and your baby achieve a happier and healthier pregnancy and delivery.
Upon discovering they are pregnant, many women become conscious of eating healthy foods, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, exercising, and getting proper sleep; however, they are unaware of the importance of having their prenatal chiropractic checkups.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. It is a period of rapid development with many physiological and endocrinological changes taking place. Chiropractic care helps to normalize nervous system function for mother and baby and allows for the best pregnancy possible.
Fifty percent of all women complain of low back pain during pregnancy partially due to ligament laxity and the protruding abdomen.
By relieving the discomfort many women experience during pregnancy, Chiropractic becomes an important component of prenatal care and can make both your pregnancy and delivery easier.
Clinical studies have shown the benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy. Irvin Henderson, MD, a member of the AMA board of trustees, conducted one study. The study concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with more comfort.
The many benefits that result from Chiropractic care during pregnancy are also especially wonderful during delivery. Patients often report that their deliveries, while under chiropractic care, are faster and more comfortable than they were in previous pregnancies.
Brandon W. Goldstein, D.C., owner of the Head, Neck and Spine Center of San Diego will keep your special needs in mind during this important time. Chiropractic care can be started at any time during your pregnancy; it’s never too early or too late. For these reasons and more, your chiropractor is the one doctor you should remember to call.