Expectant mothers are always looking for pregnancy “hacks” to help them enjoy healthier, easier pregnancies. One of the best ways to address the pain and discomfort that can make pregnancy difficult is prenatal chiropractic care. Seeing a prenatal chiropractor helps many women to naturally and holistically address common pregnancy complaints. Prenatal chiropractic care is slightly different from traditional chiropractic care because your chiropractor will use gentle, strategic manipulations designed to address the specific pain points and misalignments that are responsible for many of the “negative” pregnancy symptoms. Take a look at some of the ways that prenatal chiropractic care makes for an easier pregnancy.

Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy Can Help With Pain

Most women will experience pain at some point during pregnancy. This usually means back pain. However, it’s not uncommon to experience pain in the hips, pelvis, joints, neck, legs, or feet as a shift in weight and body composition puts strain on your musculoskeletal system. Seeing a chiropractor throughout your pregnancy can help you to stay in proper alignment as your body tries to compensate with posture to cope with these changes.

Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy Can Help With Morning Sickness

Yes, chiropractic care can help to alleviate morning sickness for some pregnant women. It can also help to address some of the digestive discomfort and acid reflux that often occur during pregnancy. In many cases, correctable misalignments are preventing complete digestion.

Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy Can Help With Energy Levels

While many women experience exhaustion during pregnancy, chiropractic care can sometimes help to boost energy levels and vitality by improving blood flow. Poor circulation during pregnancy can lead to pain and lack of energy. Learning proper posture techniques to accommodate a changing body can also make it much easier to carry “pregnancy weight” without growing tired.

Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy Can Shorten Delivery Time

Yes, it’s true that seeing a prenatal chiropractor is linked with shorter, easier deliveries. While there’s no guarantee that seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy is going to give you your “dream delivery” when the time comes, it is a great way to prime your body for a healthy delivery. Just how much smoother does delivery go for women who seek prenatal chiropractic care? When looking at reviews of existing literature, first-time mothers who seek chiropractic care throughout gestation have labor times that are 25 percent shorter. Women who have given birth before have labor times that are 31 percent shorter.

See a Prenatal Chiropractor in Redmond Washington

Adding chiropractic care to your prenatal care plan can help you to enjoy an easier pregnancy with an easier delivery. What’s even more important is that working with a chiropractor can help you to enjoy a more empowered pregnancy. It’s simply a great way for expectant mothers to add a holistic touch to their existing care plans. Dr. Tony Brooks at Structural Chiropractic in Redmond Washington specializes in pregnancy-focused manual techniques to relieve pain, increase energy and set you up for the type of delivery you’re envisioning. Please contact Structural Chiropractic to learn more about prenatal chiropractic care to book your appointment.