Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy. With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.
Even after the birth of a child, chiropractic care is essential in returning mothers back to normal health. Properly aligning the spine, neck and back will give the central nervous system a better kick start it needs to bring mothers back to a normal state. Giving birth can be grueling, and can misalign many areas of the body. Correcting these issues helps mothers recover far better after childbirth. Having the central nervous system back as it should be gives mothers freedom to focus on their new child as opposed to the pain or discomfort they feel from birthing.
If you are an expectant mother, chiropractic care is something you should consider when thinking about the health of not only yourself, but your baby too. Chiropractic treatment really does give you and your baby the best way to come through the birthing process in the healthiest possible way.