During pregnancy your body produces hormones to relax your ligaments; without these, your baby’s head would never be able to fit through your pelvis. But those hormones, combined with your gorgeously swollen belly, can leave you loose-limbed, sway-backed, and unusually clumsy, due to a rapidly lowering center of gravity. All of this can do quite a number on your spine.
Chiropractic care may be able to undo much of this damage and get your lower body in proper alignment for an easier birth. Chiropractic adjustments can reduce the likelihood of miscarriage, control morning sickness, and lower your risk of pre-term delivery. The chiropractor’s ability to realign and, in many cases, relax the ligaments and muscles in your pelvis has led to what is now known as the Webster Technique, a method that helps breech babies to turn themselves, naturally.
Dr Nicolle has a special table made to keep pressure off your belly during treatments, and takes great care to avoid having you lay flat on your back, especially during your last trimester.
Some of the other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy are below:
Reduce labor times
Shortens labor by making room for baby to get into head down (vertex) position
Can alleviate Morning sickness
Relieves joint pain and inflammation
Helps with Insomnia