A growing amount of women are seeking a more natural birthing process than the one the medical community has created. They are looking for a pregnancy without stress, drugs and other intervention. This is where chiropractic for pregnant women comes in. In order for a woman to have a comfortable pregnancy and relatively easy birth, it’s important that her nervous system is fully functioning to allow for proper development and growth of the baby. Prenatal chiropractic care helps ensure that this is happening.
Not only does chiropractic help pregnant women by easing common side effects such as headaches, back pain, sciatica and pelvic pain, but as noted in a recent Pathways article, there are many other values of chiropractic care for pregnant women. They include:
- Reducing interference in mom’s nervous system, which helps all of the systems and functions in her body, therefor, helping baby.
- Helping create a state of balance in the pelvic muscles, ligaments and bony structures so the pelvis is prepared for birth, making the process easier.
- Removing tension on the ligaments that support the uterus.
- Generally prepare mom’s body for birth, reducing the likelihood that various types of medical intervention will be necessary.
When pregnant women receive regular chiropractic care, they also help encourage better development of the baby through the creation of more space in the uterus for growth so that the baby can develop without restrictions and can move into optimal fetal positioning. In fact, as Pathways explains, “research shows that women who receive chiropractic care while pregnant tend to have a shorter labor with less medical intervention.”
Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health in Lakewood, Colorado, is one of the most trusted and experienced chiropractic offices in the Denver metro area for pregnancy chiropractic care. Dr. Jacob Fletcher and Dr. Maura Fletcher are both trained in the Webster Technique, which focuses on a properly aligned pelvis, and Dr. Maura specializes in caring for pregnant women. They have helped countless women have less painful and more efficient births. Drs. Jacob and Maura believe every woman should have a comfortable, happy and healthy pregnancy and labor.