PREGNANCY & PEDIATRICS
Pregnancy is often one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but can be difficult to achieve, and even for those who do, it can be a stressful and difficult time. Chiropractic is an ideal means of improving fertility as well as alleviating the pain and discomfort of many pregnancy symptoms and complications.
Chiropractic and Fertility
Many women become frustrated and depressed at failed efforts to become pregnant. If you aren’t sure where to turn next and think you’ve exhausted every fertility option you’ve got, chiropractic care may be the solution to your problems. If your nervous system isn’t functioning properly, a number of fertility issues can result. Sometimes, a simple spinal adjustment can restore alignment and improve your chances for pregnancy.
Undergoing chiropractic care prior to pregnancy can improve your body’s health, allow for better uterine function and better regulate menstruation. This will help to better prepare your body to receive a baby, which will in turn increase your chances for conception and for maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Chiropractic During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, a routine of regular and consistent chiropractic care can improve your coordination, flexibility, strength and balance. This can all ease the physical burden of carrying the baby, and make for a more pleasant pregnancy experience. Keeping your spine properly aligned can also maintain optimal nervous system function, which can help to alleviate the aches, swelling, pain and even morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
Research shows that mothers who maintain a chiropractic regimen during pregnancy often find that their experience in labor is less difficult, their contractions reliably timed, and the delivery easier and shorter. Then, following the birth, chiropractic adjustment can help to correct distortion of the pelvis and restore energy and healthy body function in the long term.
Chiropractic for Newborn Children
We don’t often think about how traumatic it is to be born, but babies experience any number of physical complications during the process of entering the world. Many of these arise from spinal misalignments, including difficulty with breastfeeding, asthma, colic, digestive problems and even behavioral issues which result from pain, discomfort and sub-optimal nervous response.
Pediatric chiropractic care can improve your child’s function, helping to improve mobility, digestion and even increase immune system responsiveness. This is done through correcting spinal misalignments which increases nerve system function and communication, and can reduce the risk for illness and infant health disorders. It is as gentle as testing if a tomato is ripe! So gentle, most babies sleep right through the adjustment!