If you are currently pregnant, here are a few steps you can take to keep you and your baby healthy.
#1 Get Regular Chiropractic Care
If you are pregnant, make sure that you let your chiropractor know and see if your chiropractor specializes in pregnancy chiropractic techniques or if your chiropractor can recommend you to one who does.
When you are pregnant, chiropractic care can be extremely useful. Your body is carrying around a lot of extra weight, and that extra weight can make you lose your center of balance. Your chiropractor can work with you to ensure that you don't suffer from back pain throughout your pregnancy. They can work on adjusting your back and keeping your spine aligned throughout your pregnancy. When your back is working correctly, you will experience less stress in your body during your pregnancy.
Additionally, having your back adjusted and aligned can help with the birthing process. Ideally, you want your hips to be aligned correctly with your body and your spine. Your chiropractor can help you with this, which should help the birthing process go more smoothly.
#2 Focus On Eat Whole, Real Food
Next, when you are pregnant, it is vital that you provide your baby with a lot of nutrients. You are providing both your baby and yourself with the nutrients that you both need to grow at a healthy rate. This is a good time to make sure that most of your diet is made of whole, real foods. Your diet should not be full of processed foods when you are pregnant.
Try to focus on increasing your fruit and vegetable intake. Eat breads that are made with whole grain, and try to purchase meat that is organic and as free of chemicals as possible.
Create a balanced diet that is focused on healthy eating choices. Some people even believe that what you eat when you are pregnant will influence your baby's food choices when they are older, so you could be setting your baby up for long term success with your diet choices while you are pregnant.
#3 Stay Active & Keep Moving
Finally, it is important that you stay active and keep moving. Try to maintain the level of physical activity that you were doing before you were pregnant or add a little in if you were not that active. Work with your doctor to create an active routine that works well for your body type and for your health. Giving birth is a physically exhausting event, and being in shape will help you through it.
The three steps listed above are just part of having a healthy pregnancy. Make sure that you work with your doctor and your child's pediatrician to develop a detailed and holistic plan to ensure that you stay on a healthy track for your entire pregnancy.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.