By Dr. Aliya Visram, Chiropractor at Yoga Mamas
Whether this is your first or your fourth pregnancy, it is important that you take time to appreciate and take care of the changes your body is going through while it prepares for the baby. As a Chiropractor, Wellness advocate and Mama of two, I can tell you that one of the best things you can do for yourself while pregnant is to see a Chiropractor.
To better explain, first we need to look at what chiropractic care is intended for, Essentially, the nervous system is like the information highway. It coordinates all types of bodily functions including breathing, digestion and immune responses. If the communication to the nervous system is interrupted or damaged by misalignments (subluxations), we experience all sorts of information errors including pain, headaches, high blood pressure, digestive problems. Do some of these things sound familiar, Mamas and Mamas-to-be? If so, you could likely benefit from some Chiropractic love and if you still aren't convinced, read on to see my top five reasons you should see a Chiropractor while pregnant.
1. It helps to alleviate back and pelvic discomfort and pain.
These spots can become particularly tender in times of pregnancy because your body is undergoing so many changes. By seeing a Chiropractor, they can help align and adjust areas of discomfort.
2. Increases the ease in which the body adapts to the natural changes related