Pregnancy does some crazy things to a woman’s body! As a Charlotte NC chiropractor, I’ve witnessed it through the patients I’ve served over the years and am starting to experience it myself during my own pregnancy.
Receiving care during your pregnancy from a Charlotte chiropractor has been known to aid in reducing or eliminating symptoms like:
- Poor sleep / insomnia
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Poor posture
- Breech babies
- Back pain
- Flu-like symptoms
- Morning sickness
Pregnant women experience weaker immune systems as their body focuses most of its energy toward growing that baby and gears up for the labor and birth experience. For this reason, Charlotte chiropractic care is crucial to maintaining your health and well-being.
How does chiropractic care help to relieve pregnancy symptoms?
As the baby grows inside your uterus, your pelvic joints and muscles start to expand and move, which often puts pressure on your nerves leading to inflammation and discomfort, among a host of other symptoms (listed above). Charlotte chiropractic care helps in a number of ways.
First, it relieves stress, which can often be the cause of pain and insomnia. My patients have reported much better sleep after being adjusted, and I recommend scheduling adjustments at least twice a month, if not once a week, during your pregnancy. It can be especially helpful during your last trimester as the baby begins to put more pressure on your internal organs!
Second, moving your vertebrae helps by relieving pressure on the nerves that send impulse signals to the rest of your body’s organs. Pressure causes those signals to be weakened, thereby weakening the overall function of your body’s other systems. That’s why chiropractic adjustments are important to keep those signals strong and reduce or eliminate inflammation altogether. (Inflammation happens to be the root cause of most major immune system dysfunctions.)
Not only does Charlotte chiropractic care help to relieve pregnancy symptoms. It has also been shown to positively impact the labor and birth experience! Many of my pregnant patients have gone into labor a few days before or after their due date, reducing the chance for unnecessary medical interventions. They have also reported smoother delivery experiences, at home or at the hospital. I have had the pleasure of using special chiropractic techniques to turn breech and transverse babies into optimal positions for birth as well.
There are many benefits to receiving Charlotte chiropractic care during pregnancy! If you’re pregnant and living in the area, call Queen City Health Center at (980) 422-2000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holly. We would love to help you have the best pregnancy and birth experience possible.