Few expectant mothers go through the entire nine months of pregnancy without experiencing a few painful or at least unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, many of these issues can be addressed by a qualified prenatal chiropractor.
Even if your health and wellness levels have been off the charts throughout your pregnancy, prenatal chiropractic treatment can offer you a number of distinct benefits. At Gibson Chiropractic in Sacramento, CA, we’re ready to explain these benefits and ensure that you fully understand all the implications of this highly specialized form of healthcare.
The Basics of Prenatal Chiropractic Treatment
Between conception and delivery, expectant mothers may turn to any number of self-help and home remedies to address the various conditions and discomfort that typically go hand in hand with pregnancy. They may also seek out a broad spectrum of healthcare treatments including prenatal chiropractic services.
Chiropractic treatment for pregnant women is generally considered to be quite safe with the approval of a primary care physician or OB/GYN. To fully ensure the safety of mother and unborn child alike, chiropractors who choose to treat pregnant women are required to complete advanced professional training.
The American Pregnancy Organization (APO) cites chiropractic care as an effective method to improve reproductive and general health outcomes. “Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine care for most chiropractors,” says the APO.
The Benefits of a Good Prenatal Chiropractor
Using a range of specialized techniques and equipment, a prenatal chiropractor can effectively address a variety of issues associated with pregnancy while preparing the mother and baby for labor and delivery. Here are three of the top benefits associated with proper prenatal chiropractic care:
- Pain Relief – Carrying extra weight and experiencing massive physiological changes, the body of an expectant mother is strained from both within and without. Chiropractic treatment is great for addressing any aches and pains associated with the joints or spine. It can also help pregnant women achieve and maintain optimum balance.
- Nausea Control – Because instances of “morning sickness” may be quite pronounced and persist for several months, chiropractic treatment has become a popular way to combat it without resorting to regular pharmaceutical use.
- Reduced labor and delivery time – By ensuring that tissues and joints are relaxed and in proper alignment, a good prenatal chiropractor can better prepare women for a delivery process that is both less painful and takes less time.
For More Information
If you have further questions about prenatal chiropractic treatment and what it can do for you and your baby, contact a representative of Gibson Chiropractic today. You can reach our Sacramento offices by phone at (916) 925-2225 or submit an online request today.
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