At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we are dedicated to the success of your pregnancy!
Chiropractic is an excellent option for keeping the mother's body in a state that is conducive to the healthy development of a child. In this way, we increase the likelihood of an easier pregnancy and a safer birth. To demonstrate this point, misalignment of the pelvis is responsible for a host of complications in pregnancy.
Misalignment of the pelvis and pregnancy
Pelvic misalignment occurs when the woman's body releases pregnancy hormones that relax ligaments to make way for the passage of the child. At the same time, the added weight of the child shifts the woman's center of gravity downward and adds more weight (and thus pressure) onto the destabilized spine, shifting it out of alignment. This is responsible for a lot of the back pain that is considered synonymous with pregnancy.
Furthermore, this situation reduces the amount of room available to the baby to develop, a condition known as intrauterine restraint. A misaligned pelvis can prevent the child from getting into a proper birthing position, and can result in breech presentation. But it doesn't have to be this way!
Chiropractic for pregnancy in Dunedin
At our office in Dunedin, we offer a full range of chiropractic services that are gentle and non-invasive to support the health of mother and child throughout the pregnancy process. With chiropractic adjustment, we keep the spine aligned and the back in balance, allowing the baby to assume a proper position for birth. Our treatment is effective at mitigating intrauterine restraint and easing the tension on supportive tissues that are often strained during pregnancy. If you are interested in finding out more about how chiropractic can help your pregnancy, give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today.