As an expecting mother, you would be familiar with the many symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue and back pain that are commonly associated with pregnancy. During pregnancy, the body undergoes numerous physical changes to create an accommodating environment for the baby to grow. However, these changes can lead to pain and discomfort, as well as putting women at risk for prolonged labour and other complications.
Chiropractic treatment helps with pre-natal care by using non-invasive treatment methods to reduce the effects of pregnancy symptoms and help expecting mothers to have healthier pregnancies and deliveries. Here are four benefits of chiropractic treatment during pregnancy and how it can help with overall experience:
1. Reduced Nausea
Morning sickness, also known as nausea, is one of the more common pregnancy symptoms and can be highly uncomfortable to withstand. With chiropractic treatment, a chiropractor can align your spine to improve your nervous system function, significantly reducing your nausea and vomiting. Your hormones can also achieve a better balance to reduce the severity of your nausea. Furthermore, chiropractic care can improve digestive issues to reduce nausea if you feel that your nausea may be due to constipation or heartburn.
2. Back Pain Relief
When your body prepares for labour and delivery, it produces a hormone called relaxin that helps to loosen all the muscles, ligaments, and joints in the body, especially in the pelvic area. It may lead to instability and pain in the spine as the muscles and ligaments become more fragile. Regular back pain treatment in Singapore throughout pregnancy can help with back pain caused by these unstable muscles and ligaments. Back pain can also be due to poor posture or a heavier belly during pregnancy. Some pregnant women may unknowingly curve their backs when their babies become heavier, which can affect the spine’s alignment and cause strain on their back. Chiropractic adjustment can also help with posture correction to ease back pain.
3. Easier Labour And Delivery Process
A shorter labour process without complications is ideal, and chiropractic adjustments can help ensure that your pelvis, spine, and hips are aligned correctly and that your nerves are functioning well. The nerves are responsible for the contractions and dilations of your cervix during delivery, and good nerve health will help you experience a smooth delivery process with lesser discomfort. Also, the correct alignment of the spine, pelvis and hips will ensure that the passageway for your baby to pass through during the delivery is not obstructed or compromised so that both the mother and baby do not suffer unnecessarily.
4. Ideal Baby Positioning
When a baby cannot be delivered headfirst during labour (breech delivery), it can lead to complications such as a cord prolapse or the need for a C-section delivery. It can also cause some developmental problems for the baby in the future. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help maintain an excellent pelvic balance, so your baby can freely move into the correct delivery position. Furthermore, chiropractic treatment helps strengthen your immune system and contributes to the overall health of you and your baby, thus reducing unwanted symptoms.
At Healing Hands Chiropractic, we offer prenatal and postnatal chiropractic care for pregnant women to help you experience a safe and comfortable pregnancy. Our friendly and experienced chiropractors are here to put your mind at ease and effectively reduce pregnancy-related symptoms. If you are more comfortable with a female presence, we also have a team of female chiropractors in Singapore to serve expecting mothers. Contact us for more information on our services, and we will gladly assist you!