Can Chiropractic care be done during pregnancy?
When a woman is pregnant, their body undergoes various changes to accommodate the child growing within. A hormone called relaxin is released to relax the joints and muscles to ease labor and delivery. But excessive hormone release can loosen the ligaments which makes them structurally unstable and creates pain.
Factors that cause spinal misalignment during pregnancy are, due to the increased weight of the fetus, can cause your spine to curve backward and weaken the abdominal muscles. This accentuates the curve in your lower back. This is the reason why obstetricians recommend chiropractic care to their patients to help keep their spine aligned and thereby ensure the comfortable position of the baby.
Pre-Pregnancy Chiropractic Care:
It helps reduce pain:
During pregnancy, most strain is exerted on the pelvic region. Chiropractic specialists work on the spine alignment, muscles, joints, and ligaments to create better stability and functionality. Once a chiropractic treatment has been done, the relief can be experienced in about two to four days after a session.
Ease nausea during pregnancy:
The main focus of chiropractors is on the spinal cord and the nerves, all these are part of the nervous system, and by working to improve the overall function of the nervous system and reduce the feeling of nausea.
Reposition the baby:
Chiropractic treatments help in repositioning the baby if they are in the breech position. Under such circumstances, pelvic alignments, relaxing ligaments, and muscles in the pelvic region are done to avoid any constraint in the intrauterine. This places the baby in a more optimal position and helps in easy delivery.
Helps decrease labor duration:
It has been reported that women who had undergone regular chiropractic treatments had 25% to 31% shorter duration of labor and the reason stated was because there was a better alignment of the pelvic region and with less intrauterine constraint, the baby was able to pass through the labor canal more easily.
Postpartum chiropractic care:
As days to deliver the child gets nearer, the body undergoes various biomechanical changes to prepare for childbirth. All these changes can cause soreness, and following delivery, the hormones can loosen or make the ligaments weaker which may be more susceptible to inflammation and joint pain. That is why you should seek chiropractic care to stimulate your muscles and bones by making you perform exercises and stretches to alleviate your discomfort and help you get stronger.
Peering over to check on your child, hunching over their crib, or carrying the child in the wrong position can cause strain in the muscles. It can be easily felt in the spinal region as the abdominal walls are not as they used to be before pregnancy and this can cause chronic pain and discomfort. Chiropractors relieve this pain by assisting you in functional exercises. So stop waiting around and get efficient chiropractic treatment to cope with the postpartum changes.
Does Chiropractic Care Help Reduce Weight Gain After Pregnancy?
Weight gain after pregnancy can be both due to hormonal changes or due to being sedentary and the choice of the lifestyle habits such as eating child’s leftovers, and by spending more time with the child by sitting with them, reading books, or watching movies. In the surveys that were taken, it has been concluded that almost half the population of women find it difficult to get their bodies back to the prepregnancy state.
Chiropractic treatment helps you aid your weight loss goals more effectively and naturally wherein the fruits of success last long term with no side effects of any sort.
In addition to providing care through manipulations, chiropractors also provide nutritional advice and exercises as well. They understand the rate of your body’s metabolism and will draft you a chart that suits your needs.
Can I Take Phentermine For Weight Loss:
Phentermine is a physician-endorsed medication that is prescribed for patients to help reduce body weight. It is often recommended for intake in obese patients who have a higher risk of cardiovascular issues. Also known by the name Adipex-P, it works by reducing the appetite of the person by making them feel full.
Phentermine is a controlled Schedule IV substance and that means one cannot take phentermine without consulting their physician as unmonitored usage can lead to misuse. When under this weight reduction program, patients are asked to follow a strict low-calorie diet along with regular physical exercise. Phentermine does have side effects that include tingling, faster heart rate, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty falling asleep, and nervousness.
Phentermine belongs to category C. This means consuming this medication at pregnancy time can have serious adverse effects on the fetus. Due to its rapid metabolization, the components are passed on from the mother to the child. That is why phentermine is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Postpartum weight is quite normal. Rather than using medications, consult your doctor for other natural and alternative methods.