The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more efficiently. During pregnancy, there are several changes that occur within the body to create the optimum environment for a developing baby.
The following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joints:
- Expanded abdomen
- Increased spinal pressure
- Pelvic shift
- Postural adaptations
Moms who receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy:
- Have less back pain and discomforts associated with pregnancy
- Have greater balance and ease completing daily activities
- Are statistically shown to have easier, faster labors and recoveries
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as forceps and C-sections.