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8 Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

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8 Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, but for most moms-to-be, it’s also a time of aches, pains, and general discomfort. From morning sickness to aching joints and limbs, pregnancy causes a lot of extra strain on your body, and that strain often leads to uncomfortable symptoms.

Fortunately, Josue Maysonet, DC, and the team at Kerinver Chiropractic can help relieve those uncomfortable symptoms and, in some cases, even prevent them with custom pregnancy chiropractic therapies tailored to each trimester. Read to learn about eight important ways chiropractic care could help you during your pregnancy and beyond.

1. Ease morning sickness

Nausea is one of the most common “side effects” of pregnancy, and while it often occurs in the morning hours, it can affect you at other times, too. Data show regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps reduce feelings of nausea, along with related symptoms, like headaches, dizziness, and heartburn.

2. Relieve joint pain

Many women experience considerable aches and pains in their joints as their body adjusts to carrying extra weight. Regular chiropractic adjustments help reduce joint strain, preventing pain in your knees, hips, lower back, and other areas.

3. Optimize pelvic alignment

As your belly expands, your body’s center of gravity shifts, and your pelvis starts to tilt. These changes can lead to lower back pain, fatigue, and issues during labor. Chiropractic therapies designed specifically for pregnant women help realign your pelvis, optimizing alignment to relieve symptoms and prepare your body for labor and delivery. Optimal pelvic alignment benefits your baby, too, by making it easier for the baby to descend into the birth canal.

4. Improve posture

This shift in gravity doesn’t just affect your uterus — it takes a toll on your whole body and posture. During your pregnancy, our team adjusts your therapies as your uterus expands, helping you maintain a healthy posture that supports your muscles and spine while preventing painful symptoms.

5. Reduce labor time and discomfort

No matter how much you’re looking forward to your new arrival, you’re probably not looking forward to labor and delivery. Regular chiropractic treatments throughout pregnancy may help reduce labor time by almost a third.

6. Prevent nerve-related symptoms

As your body changes during pregnancy, nerve-related issues like sciatica become more common. Optimizing spinal alignment reduces the risk of nerve compression, which means you can prevent nerve pain and related symptoms. 

7. Improve overall well-being

Pregnancy involves many emotional and physical changes. Chiropractic care focuses on overall wellness, using a holistic approach based on your unique needs. Plus, by optimizing nerve pathways, regular care supports normal organ function and better health.

8. Support for postpartum recovery

Pregnancy symptoms don’t end with delivery. Many women continue to experience discomfort as their bodies readjust to a pre-pregnancy state. Caring for your newborn can also place strains on your body. Our team offers care tailored for the postpartum period, helping new moms feel their best so they can enjoy their newborn to the fullest.

Our team tailors pregnancy care to each woman’s needs as she progresses. To learn more about our therapies and how they can help you, request an appointment online or over the phone at our locations in Kissimmee or Orlando, Florida, today.