Most mothers use chiropractic care for proper biomechanics of the hips and spine in order to achieve optimal comfort and to reduce chances of interventions during the birth process. Pinched nerves can block communication from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the organs. This interferes with the body’s ability to adapt, heal and reduces the chances of a healthy, safe and quick delivery. Many mothers get checkups as often as every other day leading up to their actual delivery date!
The baby’s spine can be stressed even during natural birth. If a pinched nerve (subluxation) is present it can show up in many different challenges, including problems breastfeeding, colic, insomnia, excessive crying, constipation and the baby’s inability to turn its head to one side.