Parkhurst Chiropractic Offers Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Holland MI
The imminent arrival of a new family member is reason for great joy, but it can also be the cause of significant physical discomfort. As your body changes throughout the nine months of pregnancy, you may suffer from all kinds of aches, pains and other unpleasant symptoms.
Your body might not even be totally ready to facilitate a healthy delivery due to musculoskeletal imbalances. But don't worry, because Parkhurst Chiropractic can provide you with gentle, safe, highly effective pregnancy pain relief through prenatal chiropractic care in Holland MI.
Pregnancy and the Body
The growth of a tiny embryo into a fully-formed fetus ready to enter the world as an infant is an amazing transformation -- one that requires a similarly impressive transformation in the mother's body. The abdomen expands to accommodate the growing fetus, which in turn causes the spine to slide into a "swayback" pose. The less-than-optimal balance puts stress on the back and neck muscles, connective tissues and joints, leading to back pain, neck pain, headaches and other painful problems.
It can also put pressure on nerves, reducing their ability to conduct signals throughout the body. This inefficiency can contribute to tingling or numbness, hormonal swings, swelling of the extremities, and other functional issues that make you feel that much worse. At the same time, the pelvic ligaments become looser in preparation for birth, a change that can make your pelvic alignment increasingly unstable. But even with this increased flexibility, a misaligned lower spinal column can make it difficult for the baby turn turn upside-down in the womb -- and this can make a normal delivery difficult or even impossible.
The Benefits of Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy chiropractic care can address these prenatal discomforts and concerns safely, easily, and non-invasively. Any Holland chiropractor on our skilled team can administer small, careful adjustments to your spinal alignment. These adjustments improve joint function, remove unnecessary strain on muscles, and optimize nerve function so your body can communicate with itself more effectively. Your Holland chiropractor may also prescribe a course of pregnancy massage therapy to enhance your pregnancy pain relief while improving blood and lymph circulation.
Another critical aid to a normal pregnancy is the Webster Technique offered at our chiropractic clinic in Holland. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic technique for balancing the pelvic structures in the third trimester. With your pelvic alignment normalized, your baby will find it easier to assume the proper position for a healthy, uncomplicated delivery. On top of the relief you feel from the typical prenatal discomforts, you'll enjoy the peace of mind that comes from giving your new family the best possible start in life.
Need a Pregnancy Chiropractor in Holland MI?
If you're looking for a pregnancy chiropractor in Holland MI, you couldn't do better than the dedicated team at Parkhurst Chiropractic. Call our chiropractic clinic in Holland at (616) 392-9500 to schedule pregnancy chiropractic care. We can help your whole family thrive!