Why Postpartum Chiropractic Care is Needed
After giving birth, you may not consider your first outings should be to see a chiropractor. But after this, you may think again. As you may (or may not) have realized that your body and baby have gone through quite the ride. Birth, whether it be the fastest and easiest, or the longest and hardest, its tough on both the mother and baby. What you may have not realized, however, is how your body has changed significantly throughout birth.
Ligaments have loosened
Bones have moved
Nerves have been irritated
Back pain has persisted
Weight has shifted
Balance is different
Hormonal changes have caused constant complaints
Some of these problems could disappear during birth, while some linger on and new ones arise. After birth the body immediately begins to tighten the ligaments and realign organs and bones, but it is a process. And while this is happening, you are dealing with holding a baby, breastfeeding, surviving exhaustion and dealing with the stresses of motherhood.
Seeing a chiropractor immediately after birth gives you the ability to jump start the healing process. Chiropractic care allows for better blood flow to the tightening ligaments, aligns the spine to allow for proper structure and function of the bones, and, of course, can alleviate aches and pains of being a mom.
Postpartum chiropractic care can also be responsible for:
Speeding Pelvic Floor Recovery
Alleviating Sciatic and Nerve Pain
Aiding in the Prevention of Postpartum Depression
Relieving "New Mother Wrist" Pain
Provides Comfort for Better Sleep
Dr. Lauren specializes in prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric care. If you are interested in having more children, are newly postpartum, or are dealing with the aches and pains of motherhood call us today. Future pregnancies deserve a strong foundation and a healthy start!