Keep Your Mind at Ease: How to Alleviate Pre-Natal Headaches

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Your body isn’t the only thing taking a toll during your pregnancy. Your mind is constantly trying to balance hormonal changes on top of any daily anxiety you might be experiencing. The best thing you can do for yourself and your baby is taking the time to take care of yourself. The Next Level Wellness team wants you to take a deep breath and start with these techniques to soothe your mind.

 

Hydrate 

It’s extremely important that you drink enough fluids during your pregnancy. Dehydration can cause headaches, overheating, and various complications such as inadequate breast milk production. To keep yourself hydrated, make sure to drink at least 8-12 glasses of water a day. It can also help to avoid caffeinated beverages, strenuous exercise, and spending a lot of time in a hot environment.

 

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Headaches can stem from many things, but one of the biggest factors is stress. Take some time each day to do deep breathing exercises. The slow inhale and exhale of your breath calms your body, reduces your blood pressure, and can relieve body aches and pains. If you find that you need extra guidance and support, sign up for a pre-natal yoga or meditation class near you. It’s amazing how quickly you’ll feel the effects of clearing your mind and restoring your body.

 

Facial Integrative Treatment

Sometimes a headache needs a gentle touch. Our Facial Integrative Treatment is a hands-on treatment that’s used to address problems in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. It helps reinstate normal tissue flexibility and can restore balance and stability.

 

Our Irvine chiropractic team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, James Kim, and Adam Abulghualya specialize in chiropractic and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for expectant mothers living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.

 

Let our Orange County chiropractic team make a plan and treat your pregnancy early on. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our Facebook new patient special and contact us or call

949-263-9003 today.

 

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