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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 | Author: admin

More and more women are recognizing the value of chiropractic care as a part of prenatal care; however, the number of women who know about the benefits a chiropractor can provide for her and her new baby is still very low.

It is no secret that a woman’s body goes through a wide array of changes during pregnancy, and one of them happens directly as the baby grows inside of her.  When this happens, mom’s musculoskeletal system has to adjust to fit the growing uterus and get ready for delivery.  This is when chiropractic care comes in to save the day.  It helps the woman’s body stay aligned during the pregnancy process and keeps the nervous system working appropriately.

Most pregnant women experience lower back pain, hip pain, and pubic symphysis due to the stress the body is in because of the growth of the baby and the changes that happen in order to accommodate the new life.  As the belly grows, the woman’s gravity center moves and it is difficult for the lower back and pelvis to adjust to this change so quickly, causing stress and misalignments or subluxations, which produce pain and dysfunctions.  These conditions affect the uterus and the position of the baby inside the belly.

The uterus is connected to the pelvis by three types of ligaments:

-    The broad ligament
-    The uterosacral ligaments
-    The round ligaments

These ligaments’ function is to maintain the uterus at the proper place within the pelvis and to give support while the uterus grows to shelter the fetus.  If the pelvis is subluxated, the ligaments torque and directly affect the uterus’ position, causing the baby to shift from its optimal position into a breech or transverse baby.

The chiropractor’s mission is to correct any subluxations in the pelvis to balance the uterus and allow the baby to position itself correctly.  These adjustments are gentle, very specific, and completely safe.

Besides making life much more comfortable for the future mom, when the pelvis is aligned, the birth process is faster, safer, and easier.  One of the most common reasons for c-sections is a baby in breech or transverse position, and although these are done all the time, one must never forget that a c-section is a major surgery and encompasses all major surgery risks.  Women should try to give birth naturally, through the birth canal, in order to lower any type of risk, and to be able to be up and running as soon as possible to start taking good care of their precious new babies.

And to help Ontario women, there is an Ontario wellness solution in chiropractic care.  A professional chiropractor knows how special your body is and how much care you require during the normal periods of life, all the more during pregnancy.

Don’t let your pregnancy stop you from living your life. Stay active and happy while preparing for the arrival of your child so that you can give it all your love and attention without sacrificing your health.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 | Author: admin

Patti Larson, a mother and author, wrote an article on “Pregnancy Today” magazine about her own experience of being pregnant and receiving help from professional chiropractic care.  “Pregnancy Today” is a nationally recognized magazine that prides itself in being the journal for parents to be.

Patti began by explaining her emotions and her husband’s when they found out they were pregnant.  She was in her mid-thirties and pregnant for the first time, which prompted lots of questions and concerns like: when would she feel the morning sickness, how long would she be able to work, would she be able to bear the pain during delivery and not cry out like a drama queen?  In short, valuable and normal doubts of every first time mom-to-be.

She clarified that she had a healthy diet and slept well, but she was far from being an exercise fan, in other words, she had great intentions but couldn’t commit to an exercise routine.  This is when she wrote about her rescuer, what saved her from suffering unnecessary fatigue, pain, and stress due to her changing body shape and wild hormones: chiropractic care.

Patti explained that she was accustomed to visiting a chiropractor prior to being pregnant, so the logical thing to do was to keep going.  Her chiropractor recommended that she schedule weekly appointments, but that she should increase them if she felt the need.

Her doctor, a chiropractor in Santa Monica, talked about why chiropractic care was so good for Patti during the pregnancy.  He explained that this type of care deals with the functioning nervous system.  When the nervous system is not overly stressed due to environmental aspects, possibly physical, emotional or chemical, the body is able to work in accordance to its particular genetic design.  If a birth is stressful, this will, in turn, cause stress in all the parties involved, and it will stay present until the nervous system’s stress is relieved.  Through chiropractic care, the body is allowed to manage the stress, helping future moms, new ones, and their adorable love bundles, to cope with life much easier.

Chiropractic care can really help during labor, stimulating the body when the due date arrives and passes, and nothing happens, prompting women to start labor in a natural way instead of letting a hospital use drugs to do it.  Patti stated that she not only continued with the care during her pregnancy, but also after she gave birth to her daughter Madeline.

To finish, she explained that Madeline received regular adjustments during her second week in this world and she never suffered from colic, ear infections, colds, or any other type of sickness before she turned one, which is the most vulnerable period for babies.

She confessed that many people are shocked when she tells them that her daughter sees a chiropractor, however, they also agree that she is among the most vivacious and active babies they have met.  Many people call her lucky, but she knows it is all in the adjustment!

So, follow Patti’s advice and confirm it for yourself, talk to a professional Ottawa chiropractor and discover a life without aches.

If you liked this article, tell all your friends about it. They’ll thank you for it. If you have a blog or website, you can link to it or even post it to your own site (don’t forget to mention www.totalwellnesssolution.ca as the original source).

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