Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. A large percent of all pregnant women experience back discomfort or pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body's normal structural adaptations to that growth.
Preexisting unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during these times. The added stress leads to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities. Chiropractic care throughout the pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustment eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If you pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition know as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis occur because a baby's space was cramped in utero.
Dr. Tom Jensen at Your Family Chiropractor will work with you during your pregnancy to ensure your optimal health and comfort. If you would like to learn more about chiropractic care during pregnancy, call us today at 605-371-3346 to speak with a professional or to learn more about the plans available to meet your specific needs.