Mothers know that caring for their bodies during pregnancy can help assure that the baby is also cared for before she is even born. Prenatal chiropractic care can help you enjoy your pregnancy and contribute to easier labor and birth.

Physical Health Benefits

One of the most common symptoms of pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, is back pain. Because chiropractic medicine focuses on aligning and alleving the spine, it can provide much sought-after relief from lower back pain. In some cases, it may even ease other symptoms, such as morning sickness, as pinched nerves can sometimes cause nausea. Dealing with morning sickness is hard enough without the nausea being exacerbated by spinal problems.

A prenatal chiropractor can also help you be in the proper condition to deliver your baby. Because the hips and spine can become unaligned as your body adjusts to carrying the weight of your pregnancy, your labor may be more difficult. As your due date approaches, your chiropractor can check that your spine and pelvis are in the proper position for delivery.

Prenatal chiropractic care also opens the door to postnatal care, which can help speed the healing process once your baby is born. As many new mothers know, labor is tough on the entire body and getting a spinal and hip alignment can help get your body back to optimum health, so you can spend your time enjoying your little one.

Mental Health Benefits

Anyone who has been in pain for an extended period of time knows that it can take a serious toll on the mental health of the person suffering. Stress and anxiety from pain during the pregnancy can mean stress and anxiety for the baby. Hormones, such as cortisol, can travel to the baby through the mother’s system, which can lead to complications during pregnancy and delivery. Keeping your body free from pain can contribute to health hormone production, and in turn, healthier babies.

Hammer and Forge Chiropractors in Waukee want to help you enjoy your pregnancy and your new baby. Schedule an appointment to begin the process that can make the journey into motherhood easier.