Expecting a new baby in the next few months? Congratulations! Whether you are pregnant with your first baby, or your sixth, you will undergo many body changes and symptoms throughout your pregnancy.
In the first trimester, you may be experiencing a variety of symptoms as your body changes and prepares for pregnancy. You should consider Chiropractic to help. Chiropractic care is a system of health maintenance that involves adjusting the misaligned joints of the spine to reduce stress on the bones and nerves and promote health throughout your entire body.
How can Chiropractic care benefit me in the first trimester?
The first trimester has a lot of change as your body begins to adapt to the pregnancy. Although all pregnancies are unique, a few of the common symptoms for first trimester include nausea/morning sickness and fatigue. Chiropractic adjustments can help with these symptoms.
Morning sickness is caused by your changing hormones. While Chiropractic can’t completely eliminate morning sickness, regular adjustments have been shown to help. If you get your central nervous system aligned and properly functioning, it helps with nausea.
Starting Chiropractic care early on in your pregnancy can be very valuable. Instead of waiting for the pain to become unbearable, regular adjustments can decrease or eliminate pain in many areas including the back, neck, hips and head.
During pregnancy your body changes to create the environment for the baby to thrive. This creates pressure on the spine and joints and can lead to some of these changes:
- Changes in posture
- Changes in the pelvic alignment
- Increased pressure on the back, spine and abdomen
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve sensitivity
- Joints become misaligned due to hormone release
Specific health-related problems that chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with include:
- Weight gain
- Back pain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Healthier overall pregnancy
Regular chiropractic adjustments are a safe, effective treatment approved by the American Pregnancy Association. All pregnancies are different. If you are questioning, please speak to your doctor to confirm.