Pregnancy can be a frustrating time for many women because of the changes that are happening in their body. Back pain, contemplating the use of pain medication, loss of sleep, difficult labor, and long labor times during delivery are some of the biggest challenges during pregnancy.
So how does chiropractic help ease the stress of pregnancy?
Pregnant women who receive chiropractic care generally take very little or no pain medication during the course of pregnancy. This is important because they are avoiding the harmful side effects of pain medication on their unborn child. A recent study found expectant mothers taking acetaminophen (in Tylenol) during pregnancy had a 37 percent increased risk in their kids developing ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and a 29 percent increased risk in their kids needing ADHD medications compared to moms who didn’t use over-the-counter pain medication at all.
Up to 84 percent of pregnant women receive back pain relief from chiropractic adjustments.
Women who receive chiropractic adjustments throughout their pregnancy experience greatly reduced labor and delivery times. A study found labor times for first time mothers were reduced by 25 percent and women with subsequent births had labor times reduced by 31 percent!
Would you like to make your pregnancy a more enjoyable experience by having less back pain, reduced labor times during delivery and using little to no pain medication in order to keep your baby safe and reduce the risk of drug-related diseases such as ADHD?
We help women with pregnancy-related conditions every day. If you or someone close to you is suffering with pregnancy issues or would like to have an easier birthing process, contact us to see if we can help.