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The Importance of Prenatal Care for You and Your Baby

If you’re expecting, there’s a good chance you’re also experiencing discomfort, especially if you’re in or nearing your third trimester. The providers at Northview Medical are skilled practitioners who have been trained to provide chiropractic care to expecting mothers. Prenatal chiropractic care offers benefits beyond relief from back pain, though. 

Yes, it’s safe

During pregnancy, your most pressing concern is likely safety. You’re likely watching what you eat, the kinds of activities you do, and taking caution with medications. You may be wondering if chiropractic care is safe. 

Chiropractic care is both safe and effective for treating pain during pregnancy. According to a recent report, there’s no research to suggest chiropractic care will risk the health of a mother or her baby. In fact, chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women. 

How does it help? 

During pregnancy, your body ― including the curvature of your spine ― changes significantly. Your spine and hips can become misaligned, which can lead to pain and discomfort, among other negative impacts. 

Chiropractic adjustments can correct these misalignments, thus alleviating pain and improving function. Additionally, your pelvis may become misaligned, and that can impact the amount of space your baby has to grow and move. Chiropractic adjustments can make you and your baby more comfortable. 

There’s also evidence that a properly aligned musculoskeletal system can lower the chances your baby will be breech. That means your labor and delivery will likely be less complicated. 

Pain relief without dangerous drugs

Some 70% of pregnant women experience musculoskeletal pain, and in some instances, that pain is enough to prevent normal activities. Using medications during pregnancy isn’t optimal and could be dangerous for your baby. One of the most appealing aspects of chiropractic care to relieve pain during pregnancy is that no drugs are involved. 

Chiropractic care isn’t just for back pain, either. If you have pain in your hips, knees, pelvic area, neck, or feet, prenatal chiropractic care may be the best way to ease it. Joint pain, muscle pain, and even nausea may be relieved with chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy. 

You may think that because you’re pregnant you’re going to have pain, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be true. With regular chiropractic adjustments to keep your body aligned and moving as it should, you may be able to avoid many of the common pain complaints of pregnancy. If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit you and your baby during pregnancy, book an appointment over the phone with Northview Medical today.

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