It’s common knowledge that a healthy pregnancy involves taking prenatal
vitamins, making healthy food choices, and avoiding environmental toxins.
Along with these necessary lifestyle changes, pregnant women can add chiropractic
care to their wellness to-do lists.
Chiropractic care is particularly ideal for pregnant women because it is non-invasive, drug-free,
and fully customizable.
Identifying Common Problems Associated with Pregnancy
As a woman’s baby bump grows, she develops an increased curvature
of the spine, along with changes to the pelvic area. The heavy weight
of the protruding abdomen can lead to the use of abnormal posture, which
places additional stress on the joints and spine. All of these changes
associated with pregnancy can contribute to misaligned joints, including
those in the spine, which contributes to back pain.
Understanding the Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Since women are typically advised to exercise caution before taking any
medications during pregnancy, chiropractic care provides an ideal method
of drug-free pain relief. Not only can a chiropractor help women gain
relief of back, neck, or joint pain, but he or she can also assist in
controlling morning sickness symptoms and maintaining an overall healthy
Reducing the Risk of Breech Birth
Normally, during the last few weeks of pregnancy, the baby adjusts position
so that the head will exit the pelvis first. A breech birth involves a
feet-first position in the uterus. When a baby is born breech, there is
a greater risk of health problems such as birth defects, umbilical cord
prolapse, and fetal distress. This is why most healthcare providers recommend
a Cesarean section for a baby with a breech presentation. However, there’s
another option. Chiropractic care can
reduce the risk of a breech presentation by restoring balance to the pelvis, which prevents intrauterine constraint.
Specifically, chiropractors can perform the Webster Breech Technique,
which has been shown to be highly effective in encouraging a head-first position.
At Manhattan Total Health, our skillful chiropractors will listen carefully
to your concerns and
customize your treatment sessions to meet your unique needs. For more information about receiving
chiropractic care in New York, NY, give us a call at (212) 832-9127. Be
sure to ask us about our other wellness services, including massage therapy