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5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor When Pregnant

1) If You’re Healthy, the Baby is Healthy

One of the best overall benefits of chiropractic care for anyone is that when your spine and nervous system are functioning optimally and are within balance, you are healthier as a whole. When you’re healthier, you can live and enjoy life the way you were designed to! Many of our families who pursue wellness care here at Tree of Life Chiropractic in Rochester, NY find that they have more energy, sleep better, move better and get sick less often. If you think about it, if you’re healthy and feeling your best during pregnancy you are also giving your growing baby the best chance of being healthy and thriving too. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching and extend way beyond just treating pain.

2) You Can Ease Your Pregnancy Symptoms

When most newly pregnant moms find out that they are pregnant, one of their biggest concerns is how their body is going to feel during the next 9 months. Many of these concerns include back and body pains, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, sleep issues, digestion and many other symptoms. By getting adjusted during pregnancy, we can create proper mobility and balance within the spine and nervous system to often prevent, limit or reduce these concerns. We have also found that the earlier a mom begins prenatal chiropractic care, the better and more mobile they feel, and are able to maintain that throughout pregnancy. It's not uncommon to have well adjusted moms hiking and enjoying the outdoors weeks and even days before giving birth!

3) A Chiropractor Can Better Prepare You for Delivery

As trained pediatric and prenatal chiropractic specialists, our focus and specialty is ensuring that the body is ready for pregnancy and delivery. By making sure the spine and pelvis are in proper alignment, chiropractic care can help shorten labor time and make the birthing process easier and more efficient. For moms desiring a drug-free, natural birth, chiropractic care can help them in accomplishing that goal. Prenatal chiropractic is also a great choice for moms looking for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean).

4) Your Baby Will Be Positioned Better

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can also help baby to be in the proper positioning for birth. If the hips and lower spine are misaligned, or mom is experiencing physiological stress, baby might end up sideways, posterior or breech – none of which are ideal positions for labor and birth. Ensuring that the spine and pelvis are in optimal alignment allows for baby to have enough space to grow, be best positioned for labor and decreases intrauterine constraint which can put unnecessary pressure and stress on baby.

5) Improve Postpartum Recovery and Help Your New Baby Thrive

Chiropractic care after birth is absolutely crucial in terms of healing for mom and ensuring that baby can properly adapt to his/her new environment. Any mom who has given birth has experienced the big impact and changes it creates in the body. By getting adjusted as soon as possible after birth by a perinatal chiropractor, your spine and pelvis, including your pelvic floor, can heal and return to a healthy normal as fast as possible. Chiropractic care within 6 weeks postpartum can also help mom get back to pre-pregnancy activities more quickly and ensure your body is ready for future life endeavors and other pregnancies. Also, with a newborn at home, moms often find themselves leaning forward and in abnormal positions and postures while feeding their new child and helping get them to sleep. We as chiropractors can ensure that their thoracic spine and cervical spine are moving properly to prevent upper back pain, neck pain and headaches that often come with feeding and holding babies.

For your new baby, even the most zen and natural birth puts stress and strain on their little body. Some of the most common reasons that moms have for bringing their newborns into our office for pediatric chiropractic care are sleep, colic, latch, digestion, torticollis and overall discomfort. We use gentle and effective chiropractic techniques to ensure that their nervous systems are balanced and at ease and their spine is mobile and moving the way it’s supposed to. Chat with any mom here at Tree of Life Chiropractic - you’ll hear the incredible results they’ve seen under care and the huge impact of chiropractic care in the health of their newborn baby or kiddo.

If you have any questions regarding how chiropractic care can help you with your pregnancy or the health of your family, please feel free to contact us. We are always here to help and support you in this exciting journey. You can also request an initial appointment on the top right of this page to get started at Tree of Life Chiropractic today!

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