During your pregnancy you experience a tremendous
period of rapid development, hormonal changes, laxity of connective
ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures. This often
causes many pregnant women to experience back pain and to seek
chiropractic care. Chiropractic care can be quite helpful!
Besides helping to relieve the structural discomfort
many expectant mothers experience, chiropractic care helps normalize
nervous system function. This is an important component of overall
good health. The benefits of chiropractic care may also be noticed
during delivery. Many chiropractic patients report that their
deliveries were faster and more comfortable than deliveries previous
to chiropractic care. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been
shown to significantly reduce the length of time a woman labors.
First time moms averaged a 24 percent shorter labor, while mothers
who have already given birth experienced a 39 reduction reduction
in the average labor length, compared to controls (Fallon, 1991).
Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can also reduce the
likelihood of experiencing back labor (Diakow, 1991).
Chiropractic care is safe and effective during all
stages of pregnancy. Many expectant mothers would not go without
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