2 Ways A Chiropractor Can Help You During Pregnancy

Posted on: 30 December 2014

It is no secret that pregnancy can be hard on your body. Many women complain that during this time their body hurts and they are uncomfortable. Luckily, you don't have to be in constant pain, just because you are expecting a baby. A chiropractor can help you to get the relief that you need in a way that is very safe and natural so that it won't harm you or the baby. Here are a couple ways that a chiropractor can help you with your pregnancy.

1. Adjustment To The Hips

A chiropractor can help to adjust the hips during pregnancy. In most expecting women, the baby will position themselves right in the pelvis. This means that the baby will put a great deal of pressure on the hips. This will make it hard to walk, stand for a long period of time, or even sit comfortably. This generally happens because the pressure from the baby will cause the hips to shift so that they are no longer aligned.

A chiropractor can help to adjust the hips so the joints are no longer causing you pain. This is a very simple adjustment and can be done as often as needed.

2. Reposition The Baby

Another major problem that women experience is when the baby is in the incorrect position. The baby should be in the anterior position, head down. This means that they are faced to your back, and the head is down in the pelvis. If the baby is posterior, with the head facing your belly button, or if they are breach, meaning that the head is up in your ribs, you could be in a great deal of pain. In addition, having the baby in the wrong position can complicate the delivery so that the mother might need a c-section to deliver the baby.

A chiropractor, like those at Action Chiropractic, is known for being able to reposition the baby. Through adjustments they can help the baby to turn themselves so that they are in the proper position for delivery, using something called the Webster technique.

If you know that your baby is in the wrong position, you should start seeing a chiropractor. Generally getting frequent adjustments during the third trimester will help the baby to stay in the right position, and relieve some discomfort. Consequently, getting adjustments could prevent a c-section during the delivery.

For these reasons and many more, women are choosing to see a chiropractor during their pregnancy.