There are a sum of over 3.5 million babies born in the United States every year, among those births some encounter complications of some sort. Becoming pregnant can have risks associated with it, but there are several ways to minimize those risks, including proper exercise, nutrition, and chiropractic care. As soon as a woman becomes pregnant their body begins to change immediately. These rapid changes are all in support of life growing inside. Let’s look at what happens in the first trimester.
First trimester: Some women may experience morning sickness due to the increased hormone levels and growth of the placenta. This rise in hormone levels sends signals to the liver which now must step up and work significantly harder. This can create stress on the organ. By receiving care at Total Health Chiropractic, we will work with you to find the best path for eliminating stress on your nervous system and optimize the function of your liver. Women also can experience headaches during the first trimester of pregnancy but can also last the length of one’s pregnancy. The headaches can be due to dehydration, stress, caffeine or sugar withdrawals and misalignments within the neck and upper back. Receiving chiropractic adjustments, the right nutrition and regaining a healthy sleep schedule, these headaches can be immeasurably reduced or ultimately eliminated.
The second trimester introduces how the body is undergoing physical changes to accommodate the weight of the baby. If the woman already had misalignments within the spine, it is very possible that their pregnancy will enhance symptoms causing acid reflux, pain, headaches, constipation, etc. Each term of pregnancy, the pelvis is shifting forward and ultimately changing the curve of the low back. This event is supposed to happen, but if a misalignment was present prior within the low spine, this could create complications and pain in your pregnancy.
Why Should I have Chiropractic care during pregnancy?
The remarkable benefit of chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy is seen when you go into labor. The length of labor on average is 10 plus hours. First time mothers receiving chiro care can expect to experience a 24% decrease in that labor length, while mothers with previous children can experience a 39% decrease. Potential benefits of chiropractic care include controlling nausea symptoms, relieving back, neck and joint pain, maintaining a healthier pregnancy, reducing time of labor and delivery.
At Total Health Chiropractic, providing TOTAL HEALTH is more than our job. For more information or to schedule your next wellness visit give us a call today! (423) 517-7000