Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy by Dr Savy Irby
One of the most common questions I am asked is “Why would a pregnant woman go see a chiropractor?”. The real question is: “Why would a pregnant woman NOT see a chiropractor?!?”. Chiropractic care is a proactive step to improve the health of you and your baby throughout pregnancy.
Chiropractic care ensures that the master control system of your body, the nervous system, is working properly so that you can be as healthy as possible during your pregnancy. By maintaining a well functioning nervous system, your body is better able to adapt to the physical and hormonal stressors that pregnancy demands.
As gravitational changes develop through pregnancy, additional stress is placed on the back, neck, and joints. Chiropractic adjustments take stress off of these areas allowing for a more comfortable pregnancy.
Chiropractic care also ensures that the pelvis maintains proper alignment so that the baby has adequate room to grow and develop. Research shows that proper alignment of the pelvis reduces intra-uterine constraint, labor times, and the chance for a potential cesarean section. In addition, chiropractic adjustments allow for a more straightforward delivery with less pain and trauma.
If you would like to have a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy or have any questions, feel free to contact Corrective Chiropractic at 404-355-5499. -Dr. Savy
I started seeing Dr Savy around 22 weeks, 2 times per week. When my 2nd baby was breech, I started seeing a chiropractor for the Webster Technique but it was too late at that point. I was so tight in my low abdomen and hips, that I believe the baby didn't have space to turn down. I wanted to make sure all was open this go around. I loved this process because it's more than just the adjustment. The hip rotation chair was the most wonderful part of the process. The first day I did this, I felt all the tightness and webbing on the low belly and pelvis release completely. Then to set the adjustment, you spend 7 minutes on the spinal massage table. The whole experience was wonderful and contributed to an easy pregnancy with little to no discomfort at all.
Baby #3 is head down and ready to make an appearance any day now.