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Can Chiropractic Care Prevent Birth Complications?

It might seem counterintuitive to have a doctor forcibly manipulate your spine and other bones in your body while you’re pregnant. Isn’t your body already going through enough? 

The fact is that chiropractic care, especially when administered by an expert, offers benefits to help you get through pregnancy with fewer symptoms while supporting a healthier, safer birthing process. 

Dr. H. Khayal at Premier Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Dallas, Texas, specializes in getting your body in top working order so you can focus on what really matters — welcoming your new addition into the world.

Pregnancy and your body

The female body is a marvel. It undergoes significant changes to accommodate the development and birth of a child. 

From the inside out, your body is getting ready to go through childbirth. Your glands are overproducing hormones, your skin is stretching, and perhaps most importantly, your bones and joints are shifting to support the extra weight and allow room for your growing child. 

Your spine curves abnormally to bear the added weight and increase in blood volume, causing postural changes. Your growing uterus stretches your abdomen and disrupts your pelvic stability and alignment. 

All of these changes pose a risk to the birthing process. That’s where Dr. Khayal and his pregnancy-specific chiropractic care come in. 

Chiropractic care and your pregnancy

Dr. Khayal’s main focus when administering chiropractic care is restoring alignment. This is especially important for a mother-to-be. 

Restoring alignment to your anatomy can reduce nausea and relieve joint and muscle pain while protecting you and your baby from problems in the delivery room. Here are a few of the birthing complications his care can help you avoid: 

Intrauterine constraint

If your pelvis remains out of alignment, your child may not have enough room to develop properly. This is known as intrauterine constraint. Dr. Khayal can gently manipulate your pelvis back into position, giving your baby plenty of space to grow and thrive. 

Improper birthing position

A misaligned pelvis makes it harder for your baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. If your baby is in a breech or posterior position, a natural and noninvasive birth becomes almost impossible. 

Chiropractic care can significantly lower your chances of needing a C-section, reduce the stress on your uterus, and help your baby find the best birthing position. 

Difficult labor

Your spine is command central when it comes to your central nervous system. The central nervous system is in charge of sending and receiving messages to and from all parts of your body, including your reproductive system. 

Keeping your spine in perfect alignment keeps your whole body working properly, which can aid in a smoother, possibly shorter delivery and labor process.

Not sure if chiropractic care is right for you and your pregnancy? Start with a consultation. Dr. Khayal can determine if it’s an option for you and discuss the many benefits that come with it. 

If you’d like more information, call our office today. 

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