Pregnancy Chiropractic is focused on the premise that nurturing a strong, healthy spine and pelvis throughout your pregnancy will allow your baby to grow while minimising discomfort to you as your body undergoes drastic alteration.
During pregnancy, existing postural issues may intensify, and you may experience some back and pelvic pain caused by the weight of your growing baby, changes to posture as you walk or stand and the softening of ligaments as your hips widen to make space for the baby to be born.
In pregnancy, Chiropractic care helps to restore and maintain normal physiological function and reduce maternal physical stresses, benefitting both you and your baby in pregnancy and birth.
As your baby grows, the uterus expands and the pelvis shifts to help keep your centre of gravity stable. Your pubic bone and tailbone move backward, increasing the arch in your lower back. Your ribcage also stretches to provide additional space for your lungs, often leading to pain in the ribs. To compensate for these postural alterations, specific muscle groups must work harder to support your body in the upright position and have the strength to accommodate your baby’s growth. Over time, these muscles can shorten and become very tight. All these stresses can lead to discomfort and difficulty with performing routine daily activities.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort and minimise back pain as well as support the natural birthing process. Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy are highly specific and help restore balance to the spine and pelvic region. Chiropractors work with the body’s natural ability to adapt and function in the way it’s designed to.
At any stage! The earlier that the practitioner can correct any issues with your nervous system the healthier your spine will be and the better it will cope with the huge changes that it will begin to go through, from almost the minute you are pregnant. Treatment does slightly change during the course of your pregnancy and focuses on different aspects of your body.
We guarantee you will LOVE our Chiropractic bench that is specifically for pregnant women as it enables you to lie prone (on your tummy) comfortably right up to the end of your pregnancy!
Manage your pregnancy.