After nine months of eagerly waiting, childbirth welcomes that new baby bliss to you and your family. Caring for and bonding with your newborn is a beautiful gift, though many women also experience the impact in the aftermath of childbirth.
As it copes with the repercussions, your body carries the impact, manifesting both physically and mentally. While your impulse may be to push past the pain to focus on your baby, it’s imperative to care for yourself, too.
Postpartum chiropractic care helps treat the trauma, allowing your body to recover and focus on savoring these moments with your baby.
Postpartum Physical Trauma Recovery
All stages from pregnancy to labor and delivery take a physical toll. The impact especially effects the pelvis and spine, misaligning your body and causing pain or discomfort. While uncomfortable effects generally subside as your body returns to its natural state, some women may experience postpartum chronic pain. Those who experienced complications like emergency cesarean sections or hemorrhaging endure long-lasting symptoms of the trauma.
Whether the pain is temporary or chronic, postpartum chiropractic care promotes healing. Corrective exercises and adjustments restore the nervous system’s natural alignment and the body’s proper range of motion. These procedures alleviate discomfort in the body, targeting the sources of pain impacted by delivery and pregnancy.
Treating The Mental Impact Of Delivery
Though childbirth and meeting your baby brings joy, you may experience other, less talked about side effects. It’s an open secret that delivery, with or with complications, is a traumatic experience. Some women may experience PTSD or postpartum depression. Living with physiological side-effects, like hormonal shifts or bodily pain, impacts your mental wellness, too.
Postpartum chiropractic care is a rehabilitative process that allows your body to recover mentally, as much as it does physically. In addition to possible therapy or other modes of treatment, you may find chiropractic sessions mentally healing. Chiropractic care provides a private space to treat tension in your body, alleviating stress and restoring the capacity to focus on these special moments.
Care For The Whole Family
Newborns and children in all stages of growth find benefits of chiropractic care. As you and your baby experience delivery together, your baby experiences distress within his or her body, too. While, like their mother, the distress often alleviates with time, chiropractic care may help their recovery and adjustment to our world. Gentle procedures allow your baby to maintain proper growth. As they age, progressing from toddlers to adolescents, chiropractic adjustments help your child maintain their health. Regular alignments can help aid in treating conditions early or work as preventative measures for potential ones. Chiropractic care benefits the whole family as you teach your children the benefits of taking care of their health.
Embrace the beauty of life by maintaining your health with us at Live Well Chiropractic Center. Dr. Kim is one of only a few female chiropractors in Greater Cincinnati certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She understands the importance and nuances of a mother and child’s wellness. Schedule a consultation today by calling 513-285-7482! Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for our latest updates and tips!