Last week, we talked about making this Mother’s Day the best ever by giving your mom the gift of massage. Like massage, chiropractic care can support physical, mental, and spiritual health — not just for moms, but also for kids. If you’re a new mom celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time this year, you might want to think of integrating chiropractic care into your daily routine as you move forward in this exciting new chapter of your life.
Recovering From Pregnancy with Chiropractic Care
If you’ve recently had a baby, you know that pregnancy can be exciting and fulfilling — but it can also take a major toll on your body. And the physical strain doesn’t end when your new addition arrives, since you’re constantly carrying the baby around the house, pushing the stroller down the street, and lugging heavy diaper bags to family gatherings and other events.
As a new parent, it’s important to stay healthy so that you can enjoy the first months of your child’s life, and one way you can do that is to ensure that your body is in alignment. Spinal manipulation by a chiropractor can help remedy structural imbalances that are causing lingering pain from your pregnancy, and they can stave off aches and pains that you might experience from lifting your baby from the crib so often. Plus, chiropractic care can boost your immune system, so you can fend off the flu even as you miss out on some of the extra sleep time you had before the baby arrived.
Chiropractic Care for Infants
Many new moms are hesitant about chiropractic exams for infants and young children, but it is actually a great way to support your baby’s health. When chiropractors work with infants, the treatment is extremely gentle, and studies have shown that it is not dangerous. In fact, it can help support optimal growth and development by addressing structural imbalances and supporting a full range of joint motion. That way, as your baby begins to sit, crawl, and finally walk, their muscles and bones will be ready for the exciting new activity.
And chiropractic care isn’t just for infants. As your baby grows up and starts running around, chiropractic care can make their body more resilient and even reduce pain during growth spurts. Chiropractic care can also support physical and mental health during adolescence and through adulthood. So, like all the other healthy habits you’re getting into as you start your family, regular chiropractic care — for both you and your baby — is a great idea.Share