What mother wouldn't say no to a shorter, easier labor in hindsight?
Much of the so-called typical pains of pregnancy are caused by instability at the base of the spine, onset by pelvic misalignment. This misalignment is caused by hormonal and physical changes that loosen ligaments in the pelvis to make way for the passage of the child. Misalignment in this region is linked to:
- Lower back pain
- Breech presentation
- Complications during labor and delivery
Intrauterine restraint refers to the condition where, due to pelvic misalignment, the amount of room available for the baby to grow is reduced. So, you can see the reasons why maintaining proper alignment of the pelvis is important. But let us give you one further reason why chiropractic can help optimize your pregnancy: shortening labor times.
A shorter labor thanks to chiropractic
By aligning the pelvis, providing plenty of room for the baby to grow and addressing breech presentation with the Webster Technique, chiropractic is a dynamic force for maintaining the well-being of your pregnancy. The US National Library of Medicine National Institute National Institutes of Health released a comparative study that, "Chiropractic evaluation and treatment during pregnancy may be considered a safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that affect pregnant patients." Further comparative studies have shown that chiropractic can actually reduce labor times in both first-time pregnancies and the successive pregnancies that follow.
Chiropractic is a pregnancies best friend
By using natural, hands-on techniques, we ensure that your body is in the optimal state for delivery when the due date approaches. We place a premium on relaxing techniques that reduce pain for the mother and ensure an all-around nurturing environment within which the child can grow. If you are interested in using our services to facilitate an easier pregnancy and a shorter labor, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.