Chiropractic Advice during Pregnancy

Chiropractor Singapore
There are 6.4 million women were getting pregnant each year. From which, 54% is unwanted and 400,000 of this is being miscarried. Yes, large proportions of women are subject on fertility risk factors during pregnancy. Actually, it has been a subject over years that generate a lot of talks, issues or even conflicts. And due to lack of education, pregnancy becomes nuisance more than amusement to most moms-to-be. Why? What’s happening during pregnancy?

What happen during pregnancy?

Throughout pregnancy, several physiological and endocrinological changes will occur in order to prepare the environment for the developing baby.

  • Severe discomfort with the increase of stress placed on the body by gaining 25 to 35 pounds weight of the baby.
  •   Half of pregnant will develop lower back pain especially during pregnancy.
  • Suffer from irritating your sciatic nerve when the baby’s head presses down the buttocks, legs, and back.
  • Pelvis will start to shift forward immediately during pregnancy.
  • As the baby grows inside the body, there will be an increase on the curvature of the                              lower back and more stress on the spinal disks.
These sudden and marked natural changes are considered to adapt the growing baby inside the woman’s tummy. However, it can also be the cause of postural imbalances and making every pregnant woman prone from slips, trips and fall.

What can you do?

Check Your Nutrition
·   To lessen the risk of neural tube birth, take at least 400mg of folic acid before and during pregnancy.
·   A four to five small meals habit is more recommended than the usual three large meals and will help you from extreme hunger and nausea.
·   Crackers, yogurt and some foods containing carbohydrates and protein are better than salty snacks that will keep you from the wave of morning sickness.

Enough Exercise
·   Safe exercising three times a week will prevent you from muscle discomfort.
·   A heart rate of not exceeding to 140 beats per minute should only be done during the exercise. Ensure the area to avoid trips and fall.
·   The safe cardio exercises are walking, swimming and stationary cycling. However, precautionary measures should be considered every time you practice.

Safety Lifestyle
·   Take plenty of rest. Get a nap whenever you are tired. A moment of elevating your feet is good when lying down.
·   Wear flat and safe shoes instead of high heels and slippery shoes.
·   Avoid carrying heavy objects. When picking something, bend your knees and not your waist.
·   Sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs to take pressure off your lower back. Lying on the left side provides unobstructed blood flow.

Chiropractic Help
·   Doctors of chiropractic will educate you from the changes and imbalances that you will experience, as well as teach you on how you can deal with those discomforts.
·   Chiropractic adjustments provide relief from lower back pain and any irritants brought by pregnancy. It is safe by not using any medications or pills than any healthcare treatment.
·   Chiropractors will assist you on giving a list of guides on the proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to enjoy healthy pregnancy.
·   Chiropractic care will get your lower body in proper alignment for an easier birth. It can reduce miscarriage and lower the chances of pre-term delivery.
·   After giving birth, chiropractic care will help you to bring back your normal condition while preventing you from muscle tension, discomforts, headaches or shoulder problems made by labor and delivery.

Also Read: How to Manage your Sciatica Pain