Chiropractors remove subluxations (interferences) to the central nervous system, by adjusting the spine as well as relieving tension in muscles and ligaments, allowing the body to function as it should. Your optimum health is our goal and that includes women who are trying to conceive.
Conception can be a stressful time, particularly for women who have already experienced issues related to infertility. Chiropractic treatments can be effective. Not only do these adjustments boost fertility for many moms-to-be, but they also address other health issues which can contribute to their stress and anxiety.
Each woman is different – some easily get pregnant and others require assistance. When the body and brain communicate with each other, all the systems of the body can more easily function including conception and fertility.
Hopeful moms who have regular chiropractic treatments leading up to, and during her pregnancy, are better able to manage stress, may experience increases in fertility (encouraging pregnancy) and an easier time with pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum process.
Trying to conceive: When you are trying to conceive, we recommend talking to your chiropractor about your concerns. It is important that the nerves connecting your reproductive organs are transmitting effectively – this will help ovulation, and hormones. Additionally, we can correct misalignments in the sacrum and SI joint of the pelvis, which can preposition your uterus in advance of conception.
Conception: When your spine is aligned, the key nerves that connect to your reproductive organs will better communicate. This helps to modulate the hormonal flow needed to aid in menstruation and healthy ovulation. Additionally, many doctors who perform IVF recommend their patients see a chiropractor in advance of implantation and other fertility treatments. They know that a healthy spine means a healthier mama-to-be, one who is more likely to benefit from the therapies needed to help them conceive.
Pregnancy: Your chiropractor can correct misalignments in your spine, sacrum and SI joint, which decreases tension in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. This actually helps move your baby into a more optimal position in your uterus, which means a greater likelihood of an easier labor and delivery.
Labor/Delivery: You will spend several hours in labor, with some moms exceeding 24 hours. Having your baby in the best position in the birth canal can help speed that labor time up, but also will make you more comfortable during the process. It is especially beneficial for moms when their pelvic floor is aligned – something that regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can help with.
Postpartum: Again, because the nerves that connect your spine to your reproductive organs are better able to communicate when your spine is aligned, and therefore hormones will flow more naturally, this can contribute to a positive post-partum experience for moms.
So, if you are trying to conceive this coming year, start your conception plans with a visit with Rushmore Family Chiropractic. Let’s see what we can do to increase your chances of spending the next holiday season with your beautiful new baby!