Pregnancy: Chiropractic care is the health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without medications or surgery. It combines the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, including, the spine, which reduces spinal nerve stress thus promoting optimal health throughout the body. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant is routine care for most chiropractors. Specialized chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and go through additional training. Chiropractors that have been trained to work with pregnant women may use tables that are made to adjust for pregnant women, and will use techniques that avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen. A chiropractor who is trained to work with pregnant women, will provide the patient with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.
The thyroid diseases, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, are important to take care of in pregnancy, and unfortunately, they can occur relatively frequently. The thyroid gland is an organ found in the neck which releases hormones that regulate your metabolism, heart and nervous system, weight, body temperature, and many different processes within the body.
What are the risks of thyroid disease in pregnancy?
During pregnancy, in case you have preexisting hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, you may require more medical attention to control these conditions, particularly in the first trimester. Pregnancy may cause symptoms much like those common in these thyroid disases, in the first trimester. Should you experience palpitations, weight loss, and persisting vomiting, you should contact your doctor.
Untreated thyroid diseases in pregnancy may lead to early birth, preeclampsia (a severe increase in blood pressure), miscarriage, and low birth weigh