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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy - 6 Important Benefits

A woman’s body goes through rapid changes during pregnancy and the back is one part of the body that will, quite literally, be taking the strain. This article takes a look at chiropractic care during pregnancy, its benefits and why it can be important.

1. Growing bump = pressure on your back

As your precious little bump grows, so does the pressure on your back, as the increased weight pulls your body forward. Your posture is being altered and the back is using muscles it didn’t even know existed. And while these logistical challenges are mounting for your ‘new’ body, life has to continue and with it all the day to day activities you’re used to: going to work, travelling around, getting in and out of your car, on and off public transport.

If you live in a flat, and not on the ground floor, the stairs will get harder as you become weighed down with the baby and your back is working to its limit to support you and the little one. Chiropractic care can balance these issues and therefore reduce some of the pressure on your back

2. Looking after your spine to avoid longer term issues

You will be bombarded with advice before, during and after pregnancy. It can be information overload so identifying what really matters can be tough at times. But one area you must look after is your back, as you want to ensure that you avoid creating any longer term issues. You will also need plenty of strength when your newborn arrives so the last thing you want is to be restricted in your movement.
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3. Transform your quality of life

By taking advantage of chiropractic care through your pregnancy it can transform your quality of life through what is a life changing nine months. Your spine and pelvis will be parts of the body that require some of the greatest attention during pregnancy, so accessing chiropractic care is one of the best decisions you can make for you and your baby.

4. Maintaining balance in your spine

Maintaining balance in your spine and pelvis areas will make you healthier and happier and better equipped to focus on other aspects of your ever-changing life. Every muscle and joint will be working to capacity as your body adapts and your weight begins to increase.

For many, this will lead to increased blood pressure as your heart is working harder than ever before. Your whole body is now responsible for at least one more person and it needs to have the tools to do it. Everyone can see the changes happening to you from the outside but your thoughts must be directed towards the revolution within.

All the parts of your body are inextricably linked and supporting one another, and are ultimately only as strong as the weakest link. So it is imperative that your body is treated well at this time and given the treatments necessary to equip it for these big changes.

5. Manage pain

Lower back pain is synonymous with pregnancy, but fortunately this can be managed with good chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments and manipulation can give you your freedom at a time when many others are finding their worlds are getting a lot smaller. The truth is there is no need for this to be the case, if you work with your changing body and give it the care it needs to continue to function to the best of its abilities. It is also safe for mother and baby and a great alternative to medication.

6. Increase your chance of quality sleep

Your sleep can suffer during pregnancy if the right steps aren’t taken. Bedtime will be a whole new experience during pregnancy, and indeed for many years to come, but you need to know what positions to lie in and what tricks you can use to help get that much needed sleep. If you work at a computer you will also need advice on how best to sit and for how long.

Speaking to a Chiropractic professional is simply the best thing you can do to access the information and ongoing support you will need on issues like these. And the great thing about the professionals working in chiropractic care is that they will be able to offer advice on exercise, diet and posture too. This is a vital package of assistance that will allow you to enjoy one of the most exciting times of your lives. It can continue once your new addition has arrived. Like a top athlete doing a warm down after competitive action you will need to do something similar to ensure your body is nurtured safely back to normal living again.


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This website was formerly Merrion Fetal Health. The clinic has undergone a rebrand and is now known as Merrion Ultrasound.