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Prenatal and Postpartum Chiropractic Care | Clinton, MD

Pregnancy, labor, and delivery can be a joyous but strenuous experience for a new mother.  During pregnancy, the body is occupied by another life (or two, or three) and the stress of labor and delivery can leave new mothers with a host of unexpected complications such as sciatica, back pain, muscle tension, and even headaches.  

In fact, during pregnancy, the body experiences a host of changes, one of the most impactful being the continual change of the spinal curve.  The extra weight of the baby and placenta alters the center of gravity, causing a rounding of the mid back and shoulders and a deepening of the curve in the lower back. These changes can cause pain and discomfort, and with limited pain management options during pregnancy, a visit to the chiropractor may be a great way to reduce this pain and to improve mobility.  Prenatal adjustments can also improve pelvic function and allow more room for baby to achieve optimal positioning for birth naturally. This can lead to shorter labor times, less medical intervention and a more comfortable delivery process. 

The biomechanics of a women’s pelvis can be altered during labor and delivery, causing the bones to become misaligned. This is why a trip to the chiropractor in the early stages of postpartum is so important.  A visit to the chiropractor during the first two weeks after delivery can jump start the body’s healing process, even if no immediate pain is felt.  Adjustments during the postpartum period have been shown to improve recovery time by ensuring proper blood flow to tighten ligaments that were loosened during pregnancy and while the body prepared for delivery and aligning the spine to allow for proper movement, which can alleviate aches and pains. But women should not wait until after they give birth to see a chiropractor.

Each woman is different and each pregnancy and delivery is different, but being under the care of a licensed chiropractor in both the prenatal and postpartum periods can alleviate some of the stress a woman’s body goes through during these times, making it even more joyous to welcome a new life into the world.  Dr. Hayford Anane has the experience to provide you a tailored plan to help you have a smooth and pleasant a pregnancy as possible. More often than not, mothers who visit our clinic find that the chiropractic care they experienced helped them avoid painkillers during pregnancy altogether.

Spine Wellness Center in Clinton, MD is committed to providing safe, natural, and effective care for you and your child. Contact us today if you have any questions and be sure to take advantage of our free consultation.

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