Many women have discovered the benefits of visiting the chiropractor during their pregnancy. An occasional adjustment can help an expectant mom’s body get ready for the work of labor and childbirth and can even help get baby into the ideal birthing position. The benefits for mom don’t stop at birth, though. There are a number of benefits new mother’s can get from a visit to our Jacksonville chiropractic office after delivery.
Once you’ve delivered your baby, your body is in for even more changes. It will need time to recover from the delivery and you’ll find you are moving in new and different ways as you feed, carry, and care for your newborn. The aches and pains you’d hoped would go away once the baby arrived don’t seem to be going anywhere. So could chiropractic care help? Absolutely, but relief for your aches and pains aren’t the only way you’ll benefit.
The Benefits of Post-Natal Chiropractic Care
Boost your immune system.
Chiropractic care can help boost the efficiency of your immune system, as it allows the nervous system to work at peak functionality. As a new mom, you don’t have time to be sick, so anything you can do to help yourself stay healthy so you can focus on your baby is a great thing.
Help ligaments get back into place.
One of the areas that take the most punishment in your body during pregnancy is your ligaments. They will naturally stretch and change their position slightly to accommodate your new, growing body. Once the pregnancy ends, they will need to move back into place. Chiropractic care can help with this process and ensure that things are moving into the correct position again.
Restore the balance of the pelvis.
Unsurprisingly, your pelvis can get moved around a great deal both in pregnancy and during labor. Many women experience lower back pain after the delivery because the natural balance of their pelvis is off. A chiropractor can help adjust your pelvis to move it back into the correct position. This can help eliminate back when you walk, sit, and lift your baby.
Ease “new mom” back pain.
Moms move in lots of different ways when they start caring for an infant. You’ll be leaning forward a great deal when changing diapers or checking on your child. Your body will twist when you are feeding or rocking the baby. All of this can add up to a lot of back discomfort, both in the muscles and in your joints. A quick, periodic adjustment can help get rid of subluxations in the spine that are causing you any pain or discomfort.
Enhances mom’s well-being.
New moms need to take some time for themselves! Being a mom is a lot of hard (but very rewarding!) work. You need to take time for yourself, too. A visit to a comfortable, friendly chiropractic office can be a small retreat from the stress of being a mom and help you feel more relaxed and cared for. Remember that looking after your own well-being is an important part of being a mom!
Are you a new mom? Get in touch with our Jacksonville chiropractic office today for a post-natal appointment!