All About Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is a time of rapid changes for your body. Even a healthy woman may experience discomfort during pregnancy. Musculoskeletal changes may lead to back and hip pain, insomnia, and increase the difficulty of the delivery. At Beyond Medical in Altamonte, we provide relief for the pain and stiffness that many women experience during pregnancy.
What is a Prenatal Chiropractor?
A prenatal chiropractor has the training and experience concerning the specific needs of prenatal care. This professional has a deep understanding of the changes that your body is going through. We will be able to gently, safely, and effectively administer adjustments and manipulations. The plan of care will be tailored to your specific needs and altered as needed throughout the pregnancy.
Pregnancy creates several changes in the body, some of which can lead to body tension and pain. The most common changes include:
- A growing abdomen shifting the center of balance
- A greater curve to the back
- The pelvis changing in preparation for childbirth
- Postural shifts
- Increased strain on the back and hips
- Irritation of the sciatic nerve
The Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Alignment
Prenatal chiropractic care offers several benefits in the short and long term.
- Re-establish pelvic balance and alignment
- Relieve tension in the lower back
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Reduce nausea
- Reduce the time of labor and delivery
- Speed healing after childbirth
- Lead to an overall healthier and less uncomfortable pregnancy
Our experienced chiropractor can also advise you on changes you can make to create longer-term benefits. This includes pregnancy-safe stretches, adjusting your posture when sitting and standing, and specific exercises.
Is This Safe During Pregnancy?
Yes, it is very safe. Prenatal chiropractic patients and scientific reports both show good outcomes with few problems. Trained and experienced chiropractors know how to adjust chiropractic techniques to avoid putting pressure on your abdomen. We may also use a special table or pillows or rolled towels to better support your body. If you have any concerns or discomfort during the session, let our chiropractor know. We’ll be able to make the appropriate adjustments.
Certain pregnancy-related complications may mean that you aren’t a good candidate for prenatal chiropractic care. This could include bleeding during pregnancy, placenta previa, or toxemia. If you have a pregnancy complication, discuss your treatment options with our medical team. If you are cleared for a chiropractic session, make sure that our chiropractor knows about your medical conditions.
Beyond Medical: Your Prenatal Chiropractor
If you’re suffering from prenatal aches and pains, our team can help. Contact Beyond Medical in Altamonte today at (407) 261-1001 and to schedule your appointment.