Updated: Oct 9, 2019
We LOVE helping #pregnant women at Islip Chiropractic. Pregnancy is such an amazing experience but is also very stressful and sometimes #painful on our bodies. There's nothing more gratifying than helping a mother-to-be feel wonderful during such a beautiful time.
For 9 months, the human body does many things to compensate for the new life that grows inside. Even more changes occur for the baby to get out! #Pregnancy is a very dynamic time. The massive amounts of hormonal changes that occur impact emotions, behaviors and the physical structures. All of these changes create a lot of stress. Getting your nervous system and spinal alignment regularly checked by a #Chiropractor can reduce the mental and physical stress placed on you.
Your body releases the hormone Relaxin during pregnancy. Relaxin works to make your ligaments more flexible. This is what your body needs so that your pelvis can expand and allow the baby to pass through the birth canal. This also makes you more susceptible to subluxations. This leads to #lowerbackpain, sharp knife like pain at your pubic bone, sciatica and even #ribpain. Think about it, you have an added 15-20lbs of body weight out front, this puts ALOT of strain on your lower back and neck.
Gentle spinal adjustments help in maintaining proper spinal alignment through out your pregnancy. Chiropractic is safe and effective throughout your entire pregnancy. It has even been shown to reduce your time in labor and decrease the need for pain killers during #delivery. Enjoy this miraculous time as best you can. Call 631-647-8324 to set up a consultation today!
Dr. Laura Bowen, DC