Moms to be...
Dr. Paul Queen
Chiropractic Care Labor & Delivery
General Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
WHETHER YOU ARE TRYING TO CONCEIVE OR ARE ALREADY PREGNANT, HAVING A BALANCED NERVOUS SYSTEM CREATES THE OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT FOR A HEALTHY, COMFORTABLE PREGNANCY.
Trying to conceive?
In todays society women live their life in a state of daily stress. When the body is constantly in a state of stress the nervous system can not regulate the body adequately.
The nervous system operates in two different phases. These phases are sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic system is your fight, flight, protection and survival mode while your parasympathetic system is your growth, relaxation and healing mode. These neurological systems must be in balance with each other for the body to be in harmony. The majority of people live in sympathetic dominant mode but the body needs that balance of the parasympathetic mode in order to conceive or sustain a healthy pregnancy. The chiropractic adjustment removes the nerve interference that allows that balance to happen and the mother's body to thrive without the intervention of artificial hormones or toxic drugs.
Moms To Be
From the moment of conception and during the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your body goes through a series of remarkable changes. It is easy for all of us to see postural changes through pregnancy - the center of gravity changes as the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine especially in the low back, hips, and pelvis. What we cannot see, are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby - all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, you need a healthy spine and a nervous system that responds immediately and accurately to changing requirements in all parts of your body; that’s what chiropractic does best! Symptoms of pregnancy change with each trimester and chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained to work with pregnant women.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
According to recent studies, Chiropractic care may result in easier pregnancy including increased comfort during the third trimester and delivery, and reduced need for pain medications. Other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
A more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.
A reduced need for analgesics (pain medication).
A shorter than average labor time.
Relief of back pain during pregnancy.
Significantly reduced utilization of epidurals, forceps, vacuum extraction, episiotomies, and Cesarean sections.
Reduced likelihood of postpartum depression.
For more information on these research findings, please visit the official website of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.