During pregnancy, the body rapidly changes to provide a more suitable environment for the baby as it grows. Unfortunately, this can stress the spine and pelvis, causing pain and discomfort. A prenatal chiropractor at Living Well Chiropractic in Gilbert, AZ, can help you adapt to your changing body and stay comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
Importance of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy can stress the spine, joints, hips, and other parts of the body. A pregnancy chiropractor can gently adjust to relieve pain and tension throughout the body. Chiropractic adjustments can also help women stay balanced throughout their pregnancy, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
Prenatal chiropractic care is an effective way to treat pain during pregnancy, but we can use it to manage other pregnancy symptoms. For example, nausea is prevalent, especially during the first trimester. Since chiropractor care can improve the body's overall health, it can reduce nausea.
A prenatal chiropractor can also help women prepare for labor and delivery. Adjustments can help relax the pelvic area, which can reduce labor duration. Chiropractic care can also strengthen muscles along the pelvic floor. As a result, many women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy have fewer interventions when they give birth.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe during Pregnancy?
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are incredibly gentle and safe in every stage of pregnancy. Our chiropractor, Dr. David W. Campbell, is trained to provide chiropractic care to pregnant women. With his help, you'll maintain proper posture and keep your body in balance while pregnant.
Pain and physical discomfort can make it difficult for pregnant women to sleep, keeping them from getting the rest they need. Furthermore, it's typical for a woman's center of gravity to change as her baby grows, throwing her off balance. When treated by an experienced chiropractor, chiropractic care can keep you healthier while pregnant.
What to Expect
During your chiropractic sessions, Dr. Campbell will examine your body and talk to you about your symptoms. Those issues are addressed during your appointment if you've been struggling with pain or experienced new sensations.
Treatment will consistently be tailored to meet your needs. For example, to keep you comfortable during adjustments, we may use pillows to give your body the extra support it needs.
Visit Our Pregnancy Chiropractor
Pregnancy is rarely easy, but chiropractic care can help minimize symptoms and keep you healthy. Chiropractic care can also lead to more manageable labor and help you recover quickly after giving birth. Contact Living Well Chiropractic in Gilbert, AZ, if you'd like to start prenatal chiropractic care. Then, call our office at (480) 539-2774 to schedule an appointment.