The Benefits of Pregnancy Care After Your Baby Is Born

Feb 09, 2023

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The Benefits of Pregnancy Care After Your Baby Is Born

When you’re pregnant, regular chiropractic care can help relieve many of the “side effects” of pregnancy, like muscle cramps, back pain, and even morning sickness. Once you deliver, those benefits don’t stop; in fact, regular chiropractic care can play an important role in helping your body adjust to the challenges of the postpartum period.

At Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, our team offers comprehensive post-pregnancy chiropractic care for new moms at our Houston, Texas, practice, with therapies and techniques focused on relieving the physical strains associated with both the postpartum period and your new parenting responsibilities. If you’re a new mom, here’s how regular chiropractic visits can help you stay healthy and comfortable during the postpartum period and beyond.

Your postpartum body

Pregnancy definitely takes a toll on your body, and it can take a toll on your emotions, too. Hormonal shifts certainly play a role, but there’s no doubt that the changing shape of your body puts a lot of physical strain on your musculoskeletal system, including the muscles and joints in your back and pelvic region.

Once you deliver your baby, your body doesn’t miraculously regain its pre-pregnancy state. Recovery takes months or longer, and some women find the rigors of pregnancy and delivery leave them with effects that can last a lifetime, including chronic lower back pain.

While your body is trying to recover from pregnancy and labor, you have a whole new set of responsibilities caring for your newborn. Many of these responsibilities take a toll on you, too, interfering with healing and often exacerbating issues like back pain or pelvic discomfort.

Benefits of postpartum chiropractic treatment

Our team is skilled in specific techniques used to help women recover after childbirth, relieving discomfort so new moms can focus on the joys of parenthood. Like other types of chiropractic care, postpartum therapies are tailored to each woman’s symptoms, lifestyle, and other factors for optimal pain relief.

During pregnancy, your growing belly can pull your spine out of alignment. The postpartum period provides a prime opportunity to realign your spine, so your nerves and muscles work to support normal, healthy movement. Many therapeutic activities focus on helping you heal, restoring strength and flexibility to your pelvic area and lower back.

At the same time, our treatments also help you meet the demands of having a newborn in your life. By strengthening your musculoskeletal system and relieving areas of inflammation and nerve compression, you’ll feel more comfortable carrying your baby, nursing, and even rocking your newborn to sleep.

Finally, chiropractic care helps your overall wellness, making you feel more comfortable and relaxed. When you’re in pain, you feel stress, too, which can exacerbate childbirth’s emotional effects. By relieving pain, you’ll also cope better and improve that much-needed sleep.

Learn more about postpartum chiropractic care

There’s no doubt that pregnancy, labor, and delivery all place significant strains on your physical and emotional health, but the postpartum period can be just as challenging. Working closely with a chiropractor can help you overcome those challenges while improving your overall wellness and well-being.

To learn more about post-pregnancy chiropractic care and how it can help you, call 281-890-5599 or book an appointment online with the team at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center today.