A healthy baby and an optimal delivery begin with a healthy and comfortable pregnancy, which chiropractic care can provide for the pregnant mother. During pregnancy the female body goes through many changes in the spine, joints and ligaments related to hormones and postural changes. It is important to have a good alignment of the spine and proper function of joints and ligaments for optimal comfort during pregnancy and to help the baby position herself in time for delivery. Research shows that women who had chiropractic care during pregnancy had quicker deliveries and less medical interventions during delivery.
Birth is a highly stressful event for a child and their first misalignment of the spine can start in the uterus or during the delivery. A proper aligned spine is important for a newborn and children of all ages, as this is crucial for the development of the motor system and the child`s nervous system and brain.
Along with chiropractic care, physical activity during pregnancy, like walking, swimming or yoga, is also beneficial. Recent studies also show that strength training can help reduce pelvic pain in pregnant women. Together with chiropractic care and physical activity, pregnancy and delivery discomfort and length can be reduced.
Ulrika Tegelman Jones is a chiropractor in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied at the Anglo-European College of Chriopractic and is interested in how lifestyle affects our health and backs. Ulrika has attended further training in chiropractic care for pregnant women and chiropractic care for children.
She works with pregnant women to help reduce symptoms often associated with pregnancy and believes there are several ways to help prepare for a successful delivery. Children of all ages can have tension in the spine and joints due to injuries, poor posture, stress, improper exercise, etc. that a chiropractor can evaluate and treat. It is important to emphasize that a chiropractor does not treat symptoms or illness, but instead removes the blockages in the spine, skull and pelvis, which prevents the body from functioning optimally.
If you are not in the Stockhom area, search for a chiropractor in your area trained in pregnancy and child chiropractic care as it is important to know how to adapt the treatment of various ages.
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BY COURTNEY LANDIN
POSTED: APRIL 20, 2016