If your family is about to gain another member, please accept our heartiest congratulations here at Beyond Chiropractic! As joyous as this news may be, however, you may find that the nine months leading up to the blessed event aren't always so delightful. Pregnancy can create some notable (and notorious) discomforts while also impairing your overall physical function. Fortunately, you can help safe, natural, non-pharmaceutical relief that's not only good for you but also good for your developing baby. Dr. Roy Clarke and Dr. Danielle Clarke are both more than happy to provide prenatal chiropractic care for expectant mothers in Altamonte Springs, Central Florida and the North Orlando area.
Pregnancy and the Body
The pregnant body is a body in transition. Many musculoskeletal changes occur during this period to allow for the growth and development of the fetus. The most obvious of these, of course, is the expanding abdomen, which forces the body to assume a swayback posture. This shift in weight (as well as the additional weight) can cause a number of discomforts as the vertebral joints experience stress, muscles become tight or strained, and spinal structures press against nerve tissue. At the same time, ligaments in the pelvis become looser, adding to spinal instability. As a result of all these changes, you may be troubled by:
- Tension headaches
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Tingling, pain or numbness in the extremities
- Swollen hands or feet
- Hormonal swings
Greater Comfort and a Healthier Delivery
You're right to be concerned about taking pain medications or other drugs during your pregnancy, but that doesn't mean you have to feel miserable the entire time. Prenatal chiropractic care is extremely safe, very gentle, and highly effective at reducing pregnancy-related symptoms. We can improve your spinal alignment to help pressure off of nerves, which not only relieves discomfort but also improves your body's overall ability to function during this critical period. We can combine your prenatal program with massage therapy and nutritional counseling to help you feel better and give your body and your baby what they both need.
Our chiropractic team can even help ensure a normal, healthy delivery at the end of your nine-month journey through the use of a special method called the Webster Technique. A fetus must be able to turn around easily in the womb so it can emerge head-first; when alignment problems in the pelvis or sacral spinal column make this impossible, your doctor may have no choice but to perform a C-section. The Webster Technique gently corrects these alignment issues in plenty of time for your baby to greet the world without surgical intervention.
Let Us Optimize Your Pregnancy the Natural Way
If you want to experience the easiest, healthiest, most comfortably pregnancy possible, you'll definitely want to look into our chiropractic care and other drug-free services. Call Beyond Chiropractic at 407-261-1001 to schedule a consultation and get started on a personalized course of prenatal chiropractic care!