My beautiful, glowing, and 40 weeks pregnant patient Brittney came in yesterday to be sure she is physically and mentally ready for her baby's delivery!
I give great props to Brittney for scheduling this appointment eat 40 weeks pregnant in anticipation of her baby's arrival. At 37 weeks, we thought it would be her last appointment before her delivery. When the baby still hadn't come at 40 weeks, Brittney thought she better get in for one more appointment before the big day.
Chiropractic care while pregnant can result in easier, shorter labor times, and ensure that the baby is positioned properly in the pelvis, ready for a healthy delivery. In short, it can be positively life-changing for mom and baby!
Spinal misalignments can cause distorted pelvic positioning as well as nerve and blood vessel compromise, which can result in swelling and improper nervous system signaling. It can also cause some pain for the mom.
Brittney came in with some lower back pain and left-sided hip pain, which both resolved by the end of treatment.
Also, while morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, swollen ankles, high blood pressure, and more are common in pregnant women, the intensity and even presence of these symptoms can be greatly reduced with chiropractic care during pregnancy!
We can't wait for Brittney's little one to arrive. Thanks to Brittney for being a shining example of proactive health care and working her best for a successful pregnancy and delivery!