Your first instinct when you think, or know you’re pregnant, is to contact an OB/GYN, which is definitely the right move. However, there’s another specialist you should reach out to — a chiropractor. Specifically, a Lakeville chiropractor from Enlighten Chiropractic can help you manage your unpleasant symptoms and have a happier and healthier pregnancy.
Less Back Pain
According to the National Institutes of Health, on average, studies indicate about 50 percent of pregnant women will suffer from back pain. At Enlighten Chiropractic, we’re back pain experts and have the necessary training to minimize your back pain during pregnancy.
During the first trimester, the back pain may stem from hormonal changes that contribute to sciatica — nerve-related symptoms that affect your lower back and legs. As your center of gravity changes, you may experience back pain because of the weight of the unborn baby in the front of your body. In the third trimester, the unborn baby may place pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause back pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness that could extend down your legs.
No matter how excited you are about your pregnancy, it can still interfere with your sleep schedule and cause anxiety. The hormonal changes can alter your sleep cycle and cause you to have difficulty sleeping. You might be more anxious than normal as a result of the hormonal changes. Plus, with everything you have to do to prepare, you might feel more anxious than normal. It doesn’t help that pregnancy can cause heartburn, nausea, and lower back pain, which can make it more difficult to fall and stay asleep. And with the unborn baby pressing on your bladder and you producing the hCG hormone, you might be urinating more than ever, possibly disrupting your sleep.
Our chiropractor in Lakeville, MN, can provide alignments that promote a better night’s sleep. They can help with anxiety and reduce the amount of back pain you feel. As a result, you can fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer.
Easier Labor and Delivery
With pregnancy chiropractic care, a practitioner from Enlighten can realign your pelvis while improving your ligament function in this area. Through this, your labor and delivery may be easier, take less time, and cause less pain. Not to mention, when you have an easier labor and delivery, you can recover better postpartum.
You can’t do this, and you can’t take that. It seems like pregnancy comes with an endless list of rules to keep you and your unborn baby safe. This leaves you with few options to help with pregnancy-related pain. Fortunately, chiropractic care is all-natural. And when you choose a Lakeville chiropractor trained with pregnant women, you can be rest assured that you and your unborn baby will be safe during the treatment because everything is tailored to your ever-changing body and the unborn baby’s development and growth.
A Bit of Self-Care
Even as an expecting mother, your priorities shift greatly. Every aspect of your life becomes about the new arrival. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you and your needs are temporarily placed on the back burner. However, chiropractic care can be the self-care you need to keep yourself sane during pregnancy.
Headaches and migraines are more common during pregnancy than you may realize. You could eat a certain food that triggers a migraine. On the other hand, if you’re not getting enough sleep or are stressed, you could experience headaches or migraines. Hormonal changes are also known to cause headaches and migraines in pregnant women.
Like with back pain, there is little you can take to combat the pain, but a chiropractor in Lakeville, MN, can provide you with alignments that can ease the pain.
At Enlighten Chiropractic, serving Lakeville, MN, and the surrounding region, we stress how vital your OB/GYN visits are but want residents in the area to know we’re also here to help. Our treatments are complementary to your traditional care and can make the experience as pleasant for you as possible.
Book an appointment with Enlighten Chiropractic, serving Lakeville, MN, and the nearby region today to 952- 232-1935 if you’re pregnant and would like to see how pregnancy chiropractic care can help you. You may also use our online contact form.