Pregnancy – Keeping Your Baby Healthy

Find help with your pregnancy with your Bright Futures Chiropractic

Dr. Chris Grier your Bright Futures Chiropractic has been helping women find help with their pregnancy for years. Call Dr. Grier at (319) 656-2888 and get help with your pregnancy naturally.

Have you ever known a woman to suffer through a difficult pregnancy, or to wonder how she can have a healthy one? What about a woman who wonders how her body can produce the healthiest breast milk? Questioning is smart! Preparation for motherhood begins before pregnancy, by thinking and acting for oneself and one’s baby. Lumbar (low back) pain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. A woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of the pelvis, and pain often begins.

What else happens? The hormone relaxin is released to soften pelvic ligaments, ligaments may overstretch, however, this makes walking hard. Ever heard of a breech baby? Breech is a feet first birth position. It can occur if the uterus has been constrained from misalignments in the mother’s spine. A c-section is often recommended, but it’s risky for both mom and baby, and has long term health consequences.

Low back difficulties, as well as baby positioning can be helped through chiropractic adjustments. During pregnancy? Is that safe? Absolutely. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is gentle, safe, and with invaluable health benefits. Benefits of chiropractic for mom to be? Keeps mom comfortable, decreases discomfort, increases flexibility, improves nutritional flow to the fetus, improves comfort level during delivery, and improves quality of sleep.

It also improves the mother and baby lifeline. It improves fetal positioning and helps avoid breech, it decreases in-utero constraint, and helps with proper fetal development. Did you say nutrition? Positively. What a mom to be consumes is one of the most important factors in a baby’s development. Quiz time. True or False? Eating fish during pregnancy is a must. Answer, false. Consuming seafood during pregnancy is not necessarily advisable, due to possible mercury contamination.

The nutrient that helps prevent the birth defects cleft palate and spina bifida is: A, vitamin D, B, Magnesium, C, Zinc, or D, folic acid? Answer, D, folic acid. Taken most often in supplemental form, and it’s also called vitamin B9. Good nutrition is also needed to produce nutritious breast milk. Breast milk provides immunity against numerous diseases, for a child’s entire lifetime. Breastfeeding is critical during an infant’s earliest stages, when his or her immune system is immature. Once this time period is lost, it cannot be regained.

Cool fact. Breast milk is full of the extremely healthy lauric acid, the only other natural source so full of lauric acid is pure coconut oil. Chiropractic has so many benefits during pregnancy, because it allows the woman’s nerves to work better. Nerves? Yes. Nerves. Nerves control the function of the body. Nerve comes from the spine. Stress causes the spine to misalign, thereby compressing the nerves. Compressed nerves do not work as well, communicating between mom to be and developing baby would suffer.

It’s called a subluxation. A subluxation is a condition in which a spinal segment is out of alignment with the adjacent segment. Nerves, which branch off of the spinal cord, no longer properly works. Do you have a friend or loved one with pregnancy or breastfeeding difficulties? Ask your chiropractor for your copy of pregnancy and breastfeeding information to pass along, so your loved one can finally find relief and live the life they imagine.

You can help change someone’s life. What can feel better than that? The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. Jill Churchill.

Find out how Dr. Grier, your Bright Futures Chiropractic can help you through your pregnancy. Call (319) 656-2888 today and get help with your pregnancy naturally!