Chiropractic Visits During Pregnancy
Is it safe?
There have been no known risk factors seen when women see a chiropractor in Vancouver while pregnant. All chiropractors are trained to work with a variety of types of patients, including those who are pregnant. If you have any concerns, ask your chiropractor for his or her experience in the subject. You may also ask to see their credentials as some have sought out more training in a specified filled. Abbreviations to look for are DACCP: Diplomat with ICPA reflecting highest level of advanced training, CACCP: Certified with the ICPA reflecting advanced training, Member of ICPA reflecting special interest, Webster Certified : trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy. Offices that do have a number of patients who are pregnant will most often than not have a table specifically made for the pregnant body so that not to put too much unnecessary pressure on the abdomen and baby.
Benefits of seeing a chiropractor
Many women find that sometime during their pregnancy they begin to have back problems. From simple aches and pains to pinched nerves, there are endless amounts of problems that may arise due to the baby pushing on the spine and all the nerves. With seeing a chiropractor, you will be able to relieve more of the pain and perhaps tension and pressure on your back, control symptoms of nausea by helping to position baby in another area, reduce the time that labor and delivery takes and can also prevent a mother from having to have a cesarean delivery.
Help for Breech babies
Studies have shown that babies who are in a breech position after 37 weeks, have benefited from their mothers seeing a chiropractor. The reason being, adjustments help to realign and position the body, thus while pregnant, a chiropractor would help to readjust the pelvis and reduce the pressure which allows for the most desirable fetal positioning.
Chiropractic care is a great way to remain healthy and fit during pregnancy. It can have significant benefits for the child as well as the mother. Readjustments can make the baby more comfortable in the womb, which may result in a birth that is far less complicated.
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