Postpartum care is vital
After the tumult of pregnancy and childbirth, and the joy of acclimatizing to life with a new child, your body is looking at an uphill battle to return to its pre-pregnancy state of equilibrium. A woman’s body goes through more hormonal and physical change than at any other point in life during pregnancy, it is important to focus on your body after the dust has settled.
Chiropractic is an important part of postpartum care
Throughout pregnancy, the hormone relaxin remains elevated in order to loosen ligaments and make way for the passage of the baby. Levels of relaxin remain elevated for up to eight months after pregnancy and blood flow is limited to the ligaments which are attempting to tighten up.
At our office in Fremont, we focus on the following during postpartum care:
- Restoring strength and pelvic stability
- Minimizing neck and back pain that result from new repetitive tasks
- Minimizing “mommy aches”
While your ligaments are in a more relaxed state, they are particularly receptive to chiropractic adjustment; low-force adjustments ensure the healthy alignment of your spine and prevent nerve impingement that causes pain and dysfunction.
Chiropractic as part of your postpartum care in Fremont
Feeling stiff and sore does not have to be the norm for new mothers! You are already going to face enough stress and sleepless nights without the added burden of constant back pain. Make sure your body is in balance and on the way back to full strength by adding in chiropractic as part of your postpartum care; give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.