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Chiropractic care helps pelvic floor muscles in women.

In a soon to be published study, chiropractic researchers found that pregnant women under chiropractic care were better at relaxing their pelvic floor muscles.  This is important because it may help explain why these women experience shorter labour on average.

One change that they were not looking for was found in the control group, which was made up of non-pregnant chiropractic students.  They found that these women “were capable of contracting their Pelvic Floor muscles to a degree that has only previously been seen in top, elite athletes”.  This finding could mean that chiropractic care could reduce the chance of developing future stress urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence and vaginal prolapse.

If you want to read more about this research please click here.

More research about the shorter labour times is found here.



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