Chiropractor for pregnancy is a safe and natural treatment to help you through the demands of growing a baby.
How can Chiropractic Help during Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a life changing experience, but it is an experience that often comes with many aches and pains. In fact, approximately 50% of all pregnant women go through back pain at some point of their pregnancy. The body changes physically and hormonally over the course of 9 months. The size and shape of the pelvis changes, as do the spinal curves due to the growing abdomen. Not only does the added weight of the abdomen cause your centre of gravity to change, the influx of hormones softens your body’s ligaments and causes your spine and pelvis to become more flexible.
All this can lead to unhealthy positions when you sleep, stand and sit, leading to inflamed joints and/or a misaligned spine.As a result, postural changes – including an increase in the low and mid back curves – will increase stress on your spine and may lead to a range of symptoms, such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Rib pain
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy may help in many ways:
- Reducing or minimising experience of nausea during pregnancy.
- Relieving pain in the joints, neck, back, hips and sacro-iliac joints.
- May help decrease labour.
- Creating a healthier pregnancy experience.
Is Chiropractic beneficial for your baby-to-be?
A pelvis that is misaligned can restrict the amount of space available for the developing baby.
When an external force obstructs your baby’s normal movements, it’s known as intrauterine constraint. This can lead to birth defects.
Another complication of a misaligned pelvis relates to the baby’s delivery. When the pelvis is not aligned, it can make it harder for your baby to move into the best position to be born, which is rear facing, head down.In some instances, this may affect a woman’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.
A balanced pelvis also means your baby has a lower chance of moving into a breech or posterior position.
Is Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy?
Absolutely. Chiropractic is extremely safe for all people and pregnant women are no exception. We understand that the first major concern you might have is whether Chiropractic is safe or not for a soon-to-be-mother. We do not use surgery or drugs and our care is designed to align your body, reduce the stress on your joints, improve your function and prevent further injury and discomfort. All our Chiropractor’s are trained to care for pregnant women in each trimester.
Our goal is to provide the most comfortable and rewarding experience possible leading up to your birth.
What to Expect During a Pregnancy Chiropractic Treatment?
Your Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy at Brighton Wellness will depend on the results of a thorough assessment by your Chiropractic Doctor.
As pregnant women have growing bellies, we have adjusting tables that allow you to stay comfortable during your session, taking pressure off your abdomen, keeping you and your unborn infant safe.
We utilise Chiropractic adjustment, mobilization, posture correction, the Webster technique, a unique and customised exercise program and lifestyle advice.
Rest assured all our treatment techniques are specifically modified for all are pregnant patients. We are here to help you.