Pregnancy and Postpartum Benefits of Chiropractic Care

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If you’re an expectant mother, you know you can experience a wide range of changes to your body during pregnancy.  While exciting, these changes can also be painful and disruptive. It’s so important that women maintain healthy practices and manage stress during pregnancy, and chiropractic care can provide numerous benefits to pregnant women and new mothers. This is why we put so much focus on prenatal and pediatric care at Greater Life Chiropractic.

At Greater Life Chiropractic, our team is led by Dr. Grant Lisetor, a leading expert in pediatric chiropractic care in the southeast. Dr. Grant has been transforming the lives of pregnant women and their babies with his Charlotte chiropractic care treatments, guiding practice members through their pregnancies with beneficial prenatal chiropractic adjustments.

Improved Lower Back Pain

Over 50% of pregnant women experience lower back pain during pregnancy, and that number can shoot up to 75% during labor. Pregnant women know all too well how debilitating this pain can be. As you gain weight with your pregnancy, extra stress is put on your back, which can cause posture issues. Studies have shown that as a result of improving posture and reducing back pain, chiropractic adjustments can also give your baby more room to grow.

Shorter Labor and Delivery

When it’s time to deliver your baby, the position and health of your spine and pelvic area play a key role! Your spine and pelvis are under some extreme pressure during labor and birth because of the weight and location of the baby. Women who have had prenatal chiropractic adjustments have experienced more desirable birthing positions for their babies which can result in faster and less complex deliveries. This means that because of your baby’s proper positioning, you’re less likely to experience back labor, instrument deliveries (forceps or vacuum), or cesarean births.

Easier Recovery

While women know lower back pain is likely during pregnancy, studies have shown that up to 77% of women that experienced back pain during pregnancy continued to suffer from lower back pain after having their babies. This pain can last several months to a year after delivery. One study has shown that women receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy experienced significant pain improvement postpartum. This study also found that continued postpartum chiropractic adjustments were vital to recovery as women’s bodies continue to change after delivering their baby.

Beneficial Care for Families

The team at Greater Life Chiropractic knows that chiropractic care can have impressive and long-lasting effects on practice members’ health and comfort. We are focused on creating healthy families and a healthier community, and we do that by starting with healthy mothers and healthy babies. Chiropractic care is an easy and effective way to improve your health and comfort during pregnancy, which can provide an optimized birthing experience for you and your baby. Starting chiropractic care at a young age is a great way to create healthy families, and we’re committed to doing that at Greater Life Chiropractic.

If you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant, and if you are interested in becoming a practice member and discussing how Greater Life Chiropractic can meet the health needs of your growing family, schedule a visit with Dr. Grant.

Sources

Bernard, M., Tuchin, P. “Chiropractic Management of Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain: A Case Study.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2016 Jun; 15(2): 129-133. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4913124/

Borggren, C.L. “Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70-74. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647084/#bib1

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Peterson, C.K., Muhlemann, D., Humphreys, B.K. “Outcomes of pregnant patients with low back pain undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study with short term, medium term and 1 year follow-up.” Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 2014 Apr 1; 22(1): 15. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24690125/

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