Chiropractic and Pregnancy
One of my favorite parts of being an Atlanta Chiropractor is being able to adjust expecting mothers. Watching the physical and emotional growth of women as they get closer to parenthood is truly a blessing.
The process of human development is a miracle orchestrated by the mother’s Innate Intelligence via the Central Nervous System. Two cells, the sperm and the egg, come together to form one brand new cell called the Zygote. This one cell will become billions of all types of cells over the next 9 months as the child develops.
So what does this have to do with Chiropractic? Good question. Chiropractic focuses on removing disturbances in the Central Nervous System called Subluxation. Subluxation interferes with the normal transmission of mental impulses from the brain to the body and body to brain. The brain says when and where and how much for how long. The brain stem and spinal cord disperse that information out to every cell, tissue and organ in the body, including the reproductive organs. Since this is the case, insuring that this system is free of interference, or Subluxation, should be paramount, especially during pregnancy.
Over the years, women have been finding help at the Chiropractor for many common pregnancy related issues. Things like swollen ankles, heartburn, back and neck pain, nausea, and headaches have all improved under Chiropractic care. Chiropractic does not offer to treat those symptoms, or any others. Once the Subluxation is corrected, and the interference has been removed, the body can function at a higher level, heal itself and take care of its own symptoms.
Chiropractic adjustments have also shown to help with the delivery as well. Women have experienced less pain and less time in labor once they incorporate Chiropractic in to their routine. Chiropractic has also been shown to help correct, and even prevent, breech presentation. That is when the baby doesn’t turn head down in the weeks before birth. If not addressed, a breech baby will have to be delivered by an unwanted C-Section.
I believe everyone should be checked regularly by a Chiropractor from womb to tomb. Therefore, every expecting mother should get a Chiropractic evaluation, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing any symptoms. This will help to insure the best possible experience for the mother and the child.
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