When the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis function better, there is a significantly less likelihood of back labor when receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. In fact, 84 percent of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy when they have regular chiropractic care. A healthier pregnancy means an easier labor and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this life. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is not only safe, it is essential. It is easy for all of us to see postural changes through pregnancy: as the centre of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis and changes are seen in the mother’s gait, the “waddle.” What we don’t see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby — all of which are controlled and coordinated by the nervous system. Adjustments result in an easier pregnancy, significantly decreased labor time, and an expeditious return to prepartum health. Adjusting women through pregnancy is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work. If you are an expectant mother, discover how this Fort Collins chiropractor can ease your pregnancy as well as your delivery. Contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation.