The science of chiropractic was founded on the premise that a properly functioning nervous system is the foundation of health, and that the structural integrity of the spinal column must be maintained in order to facilitate optimal nervous system transmission and communication.
More women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy as well as labor and delivery. Chiropractic care improved the quality of life for pregnant patients in a recent study. The authors noted that approximately 76% of chiropractors practicing in the United States provide chiropractic adjustments to pregnant women to address pregnancy-related complaints, and to some extent “wellness care.” 57% of their nurse-midwife responders recommended chiropractic to their pregnant patients to address pregnancy-related issues.
Dr. Irvin Henderson, studied the effect of chiropractic adjustments on labor and delivery, reporting that women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort.
Regular adjustments can make pregnancy less stressful and delivery less uncomfortable. Chiropractic treatment can continue safely until the day of delivery. By encouraging regular chiropractic and maternal self-care patient’s probability of a successful natural delivery.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include: Maintaining a healthier pregnancy. Controlling symptoms of nausea. Reducing the time of labor. Reducing time of delivery Relieving back, neck, or joint pain. Prevent potential cesarean delivery.
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Sources: Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health; Mullin, L., AlcantaraJ., Barton D., Dever L. (2011) Attitudes and Views on Chiropractic; Henderson I. AMA records, 1987 U.S. District Court NorthernIllinois; Labor pain: correlations with menstrual pain and acute low-back pain before and during pregnancy. Melzack R; Wells SR. Obstet Gynecol 2000;95(1):19-23; American Pregnancy Assoc.