Pregnancy can cause your joints and bones to shift, causing misalignment throughout your body. That’s why you should consider pregnancy care at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. Shawn Taher, DC, leads his team at the standout practice, providing pregnancy care for expectant mothers. To make chiropractic care part of your wellness journey during and after pregnancy, call or book your appointment online today.
When you’re pregnant, your body goes through several physiological and endocrinological changes as your baby develops. Pregnancy can cause misalignment in your spine and joints, resulting in conditions like a protruding abdomen, increased back curve, pelvic changes, and changes to your posture.
If your pelvis becomes misaligned, it can reduce the amount of room your baby has to move around in your womb, causing intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis can also make it difficult for your baby to shift into the best position for delivery, affecting your ability to have a natural, noninvasive birth.
Chiropractic care can help establish pelvic balance and alignment, allowing you and your baby to thrive throughout your pregnancy.
After you birth your child, whether you deliver vaginally or through Cesarean section, your pelvic biomechanics change and cause discomfort when you walk, nurse, and even sleep. Dr. Taher recommends postpartum care to restore your pelvic balance, using manipulation exercises and stretches similar to those practiced during your pregnancy care.
Holding your baby, bending over to change a diaper, or placing your child in the crib can often cause you to flex forward, which can aggravate your mid-back area. Chiropractic care can be beneficial in mobilizing the middle area of your spine, which can support you well while you’re holding your child to breast or bottle-feed, or if you’re rocking your child to sleep.
Post-birth, you can also alter how your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together simply by carrying a car seat with your infant in it. Adjustments can realign your pelvis and also help prevent future back pain, which can set your body and pelvis in proper alignment for future pregnancies.
Dr. Taher recommends starting postpartum adjustments within the first six weeks of birthing your newborn.
Pregnancy care at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center provides numerous benefits for expectant mothers that include:
If you’re pregnant and ready to make chiropractic care part of your wellness journey, make an appointment with the Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center team. Call the friendly office staff or book your appointment online today.