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Pregnant mothers do everything they can for their unborn child.
One thing not many mothers know about is that having a balanced spine and pelvis can massively increase the chances of your baby being born without intervention, as well as help you feel a lot more comfortable during pregnancy.
Many pregnant clients often report shorter, more pleasant deliveries when they receive chiropractic care.
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What does research say about Chiropractic and Childbirth?
By maintaining proper pelvis and spinal alignment and function with Chiropractic care, research has shown a 24% reduction in labour time for first-time mothers, and 39% reduction for experienced mothers. Another study found that patients who incorporated chiropractic adjustments during their pregnancy had a 50% decrease in the need for painkillers during delivery.
Why do pregnant women often get back pain?
The major changes during pregnancy include a shift in weight bearing and movement patterns, which place extra pressure on the spine, muscles and other soft tissues of the body. It’s no wonder that approximately 50% of pregnant women experience significant levels of back or pelvic pain during their pregnancy. Thankfully, chiropractic care has been shown to help relieve these symptoms in up to 85% of pregnant women, eliminating the need for pain-relief medication that may not be ideal for baby’s health.
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