Chiropractic is a good choice during pregnancy
Working alongside your primary care physician and prenatal care specialists, chiropractic offers a further layer of protection to the mother’s body as she goes through the flood of changes that is part and parcel of pregnancy. The majority of these changes involve the growing and shifting of weight, which tends to add pressure onto the spine even as it creates imbalances in the musculature and vertebrae. Added weight and misalignment leave the mother’s body vulnerable to pain related to tense muscles and nerve compression. Later in the pregnancy, pelvic ligaments loosen in preparation for childbirth and the whole system becomes further destabilized; in severe cases, this systemic misalignment and tension can reduce the space available for the growth and development of the fetus in the womb; it can also contribute to the breech presentation in the period leading up to the delivery date.