There are many joys of pregnancy and parenthood, but aches and pains are definitely NOT one of them!
Studies show that 87% of pregnant women experience low back pain. We are here to tell you that there is a solution! There are many Chiropractic benefits during pregnancy, pain relief being one of them. It is never too early or too late to begin chiropractic care for an easier pregnancy and safer delivery.
Many women seek chiropractic care to relieve neck or back pain that can result from weight gain and altered spinal mechanics during pregnancy. Chiropractic care during pregnancy maintains, and can even improve, balance and alignment in your spine and pelvis. This can help your baby assume the optimal birthing position and reduce the risk of having a breech baby.
Regular chiropractic care stimulates the nervous system to enable proper functioning of your reproductive organs, thus supporting the needs of your baby throughout pregnancy and during delivery.
As the mother’s weight increases, the center of gravity shifts outward and that can cause postural compensations resulting in aches and pains. Also, the ligament laxity necessary for birthing (from increased levels of relaxin and elastin) adds to instability in all of the mother’s joints, including her spine and pelvis. These shifts in posture and center of gravity destabilizes the spine and frame of the body and puts more force through the joints which predisposes nerves, muscles, bones, and connective tissues to damage.
This extra pressure on the joints and spine are called subluxations. These cause blockages on the nerves and spinal cord that cause stress to the mother’s nervous system, potentially impairing any of her vital systems and organs. During pregnancy, when a mother’s body systems are basically functioning for two, any interference to the nerve transmission supporting their function can be detrimental to her health and well-being, as well as the growing baby’s. Reducing this stress to the nerve system stress is a key ingredient for normal bodily function and what we at Hatch Chiropractic do best!
If you or anyone you know is pregnant or planning to become pregnant, and would like to start receiving chiropractic care, you can schedule an appointment by calling the office at 303 841 7121 or online at www.hatchchiropractic.com.
Chiropractic is safe, effective and proven to reduce labor and delivery time, pain and complications!