Prenatal Care from our Birmingham Chiropractor
When you're expecting a baby, there are countless preparations and adjustments to make, from rearranging your home to scheduling maternity leave. Meanwhile, your body is making some rearrangements of its own -- some of which can cause discomfort for you and possibly even complications for your unborn child. That's why it pays to schedule one more important task, in the form of prenatal adjustments from your pregnancy chiropractor here at Birmingham Wellness Center.
The Challenges of Pregnancy
The musculoskeletal changes that occur during pregnancy are both obvious and uncomfortable. Everyone is familiar with the image of a pregnant woman with an enlarged belly and a swayback posture. These changes are necessary to accommodate the growth of the fetus, but they also put a lot of strain on the body. The combination of altered posture, instabilities in the pelvic ligaments (which loosen to aid in birth) and weight gain typically produce neck pain, low back pain, headaches and other muscular discomforts, while changes that pinch nerve tissue can also cause sciatica or impair the body's overall function -- encouraging hormonal swings, fluid retention and nausea.
Your developing baby is affected by your prenatal condition as well. If those pelvic instabilities change your lower spinal alignment too drastically, the fetus may be unable to turn upside-down in the uterus during the third trimester. This might make a natural delivery dangerous or even impossible, forcing you to resort to a Cesarean section.
Gentle Adjustments from Any Prenatal Chiropractor on Our Team
If you're looking for a safe, gentle means of reducing your prenatal discomfort while also optimizing your baby's chances for a normal delivery, look no further than Birmingham Wellness Center. Any prenatal chiropractor on our team can evaluate your alignment and symptoms carefully and thoroughly before administering gentle adjustments perfectly suited to the pregnant body. Reducing the deviations in your spinal alignment can ease some of your muscular strain, which in turn can calm your headaches, back pain, and neck pain. Adjustments that improve your nerve function can also relieve neurological symptoms in your extremities and help your body perform its various functions more efficiently.
Prenatal care is as good for your baby as it is for you. Your Birmingham chiropractor can make sure your lower spine and pelvic region are aligned properly. This gives your baby every chance to make the necessary shifts in position for an uncomplicated birth.
Contact Birmingham Wellness Center
As you're making all those preparations to welcome a new family member, make the most important preparation at all -- with the aid of your Birmingham chiropractor. Call Birmingham Wellness Center at (248) 645-6070!