Hi everyone! Below are some excellent resources on pregnancy and the importance of getting proper pre-natal care. When people think of pre-natal care they often think about the appointments with their OB or midwife and thats it. What I hope to convey in this blog post is the importance of 4 key ingredients to a wonderful pregnancy and birth. I hope this helps you or a loved one xo
What prenatal care should consist of:
I am going to break these down into 4 sections:
1.Chiropractic care is vital in pregnancy. It should be a part of everyones pre-natal care and is often only viewed as acute emergency care with pregnant moms who have pain or discomfort. Yes, Chiropractic care is very helpful in those things but it’s so much more than that. I hope after reading this you will feel more confident and comfortable being under chiropractic care as a part of your health routine in getting you prepped to bring a beautiful life into the world.
What does Chiropractic care do for a woman’s body in pregnancy:
Chiropractors work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth.
How chiropractic care is helpful to the mother:
Chiropractic prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments. It also removes tention on the ligaments that support the uterus thus reducing intrauterine constraint to the woman’s uterus. Chiropractic reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems functions. It also allows for a safer, easier birth for mother decreasing the potential for intervention.
How chiropractic in pregnancy is helpful to the infant:
Chiropractic removes interference to the mother’s nervous system allowing for better baby development. It allows the baby the room to develop without restrictions to it’s forming spine, cranium and other skeletal structures. It offers the baby room to move into the best possible position for birth. With proper fetal positioning, there is significant decrease in dystocia(the resistance to function in birth) and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention. Dr. Jeanne Ohm D.C.,F.I.C.P.A
*Find a chiropractor in your area that is certified in Webster’s technique. This is excellent for pregnant mothers and baby.
2. Pregnancy Whole food Nutrition and Supplementation:
The following recommendations are helpful for promoting fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Use these diet and lifestyle approaches when you are planning to become pregnant or if you are already pregnant or breastfeeding.
a. Start with a paleo reset focusing on getting processed foods out of the diet.
b. Sleep seven to nine hours every night.
c. Avoid very low carb diets or fad diets (UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC MEDICAL REASON TO FOLLOW ONE
d. EAT FOODS RICH IN FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
e.Calorie needs increase by the following amounts during each stage of childbirth:
3. Stress management/movement
a. Reduce stress
4. Emotional/ Social Support
Dr. Krystal Hohn xo