A key component in your postpartum rehabilitation
Pregnancy is one of the best experiences a woman can have in her entire lifetime, and giving birth is one of the ultimate successes a woman can celebrate in achieving. Giving birth is also an undoubtedly intense experience in which the body pushes itself, causing stress and pains to the mother that can last well after the baby arrives. Even if no immediate pain is felt, there is still need for chiropractic care during the postpartum period.
Regaining Body Positioning & Balance
As you may (or may not) have realized, your body has changed significantly throughout birth:
- Ligaments have loosened
- Bones have spread
- Nerves have been pinched
- Back Pain has persisted
- Weight has shifted
- Posture has changed
- Balance is different
- Hormonal tides have caused chronic complaints
Your body changes significantly throughout birth
Your body changes significantly throughout birth.
After having a baby …
Afterward, the body needs time and help to reach its full potential again. So many women struggle with complaints about things never being the same, or that back, hip, pelvic, or wrist pain experienced during pregnancy intensifies instead of dissipating. And while this is happening, you are altering your body by holding a baby, leaning to breastfeed, and survive in a state of exhaustion. To put it mildly, your body is not in its peak performance state … yet.
Seeing a chiropractor immediately after birth grants you the ability to jump start your body’s healing process. Chiropractic care ensures proper blood flow to these tightening ligaments, aligns the spine to allow proper neuron reception and movement, and can alleviate aches and pains.
There are, of course, the most common areas needing adjustment after birth; the pubic bone, sacrum, and lower back. While pregnancy can alter these areas, birth significantly throws them out of place. A good adjustment will ease the body into motherhood with far less pain than a mother who does not get adjusted. Continual chiropractic care throughout the postpartum period speeds the recovery time as a whole, too.
Planning on getting pregnant in the future?
If you are planning to have more children, it is even more important to help heal your body properly. Future pregnancies deserve a strong foundation and healthy start!
Dr. J aims to provide you with the care and education necessary for you to feel empowered after birth, allowing you to be a happy and healthy mommy!
Postpartum Chiropractic Care may also be responsible for the following:
- Correcting Posture related to the hunched position of nursing/carrying a child
- Speeding Pelvic Floor Recovery
- Alleviating Sciatica and Nerve Pain
- Aiding in the Prevention of Postpartum Depression (related to chronic pain)
- Relieving ‘New Mother Wrist’ Pain
- Subsiding Headaches
- Providing Comfort for Better Sleep
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