Pregnancy is both amazing and difficult in many ways, making it a beautifully transformative experience. The first thing you start to experience at the beginning of the journey is changes in appetite. Then comes the emotional changes due to your change in hormones. After that, you start to notice physical changes to your body as the baby grows within.
When the physical changes show, you will notice other changes like aches and pains. Most of these start to show as your body adjusts to the new weight and accommodates your baby. The changes can strain your muscles and nerves, which is one of the most discomforting parts of the journey. Fortunately, you can do something to ease this discomfort.
In recent years, the success of chiropractic treatments has made it a popular and welcome alternative to traditional Western medicine. It is especially attractive to people looking for pain relief without medication.
The therapy involves the manipulation of the musculoskeletal structure to restore natural alignment. The theory is that, with proper alignment, the body can heal itself, and pain in affected areas disappears.
Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy has multiple benefits for you and your unborn child. They help you maintain a safe pregnancy and have a smooth birthing process. Here are the key benefits of the treatment:
Creating more space in your belly is good for you and your growing child because it makes you both more comfortable. Chiropractors help loosen the muscles and ligaments that run around the uterus to the outside of the hip bones. These muscles cause underbelly pain, which develops when they become too tight.
When your belly grows over time, it becomes subject to gravity, which pulls on it constantly. This can usually lead to pressure, which can make you very uncomfortable. A chiropractor can use a unique technique that helps lift the belly and relieve the pressure you may be feeling. The method is called "belly taping" and involves using kinesiology tape strips.
For more about seeing a chiropractor when pregnant, contact Atlantic Chiropractic Associates at our offices in Milford, Georgetown, or Lewes, Delaware. Call (302) 309-9900 to book an appointment today.