One of the most important times to be under chiropractic care is during pregnancy. This period of rapid development, hormonal changes, the laxity of connective ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures, causes most pregnant women to experience aches and pains they never experienced before. Besides helping to relieve this discomfort, chiropractic helps to normalize nervous system function, leading to an easier pregnancy.
Regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy make for an easier delivery at the time of birth. Research has shown a reduction of delivery time and amount of back labor pains during delivery for women who received chiropractic care during pregnancy. This is because the adjustments will ensure perfect pelvic alignment when it is time for delivery.