Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey filled with anticipation and excitement, but it also brings its fair share of discomfort. People sometimes think Chiropractic care needs to be stopped during pregnancy however Pregnancy and Chiropractic care can work very well together.

We know the body undergoes significant changes to accommodate the growing baby and it’s not uncommon many expectant mothers experience various discomforts, such as 

  • back pain
  • pelvic pain and 
  • digestive issues i.e. Heartburn & Reflux
  • Headaches and Migraines 

Thankfully, Chiropractic treatments have emerged as a safe and effective method to alleviate these discomforts and promote overall well-being during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, the body’s hormonal changes and altered posture can place additional stress on the spine and surrounding muscles. This often leads to pain and discomfort, particularly in the lower back, upper back, neck and pelvis.

Pregnant Patient being adjusted

Natural Relief

Chiropractic treatment can offer a holistic approach to address these issues. By gently manipulating the spine, Chiropractors can realign misaligned vertebrae, relieve tension, and restore proper nerve function. This not only provides relief from pain but also enhances the body’s ability to adapt to the physical changes of pregnancy.

One of the significant advantages of Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is the drug-free and non-invasive nature of the treatment. Many traditional pain relief methods involve medications that might not be suitable for pregnant women and can potentially pose harm to the growing foetus. 

Chiropractic care offers a natural alternative that focuses on improving the body’s own ability to heal itself. By restoring proper spinal alignment, Chiropractors help alleviate nerve compression and inflammation, which in turn can reduce pain and provide more comfort.

Furthermore, Chiropractic treatments can contribute to improved pelvic balance. As the body prepares for childbirth, the pelvis undergoes changes to accommodate the delivery process. An imbalanced pelvis can lead to complications, including breech or transverse position of the baby. Skilled Chiropractors can use techniques to balance the pelvis, enhancing the chances of optimal foetal positioning and a smoother delivery.

Unique To You

It’s important to note that Chiropractic treatments during pregnancy are tailored to the unique needs of expectant mothers. Chiropractors who specialise in prenatal care undergo training to ensure they provide safe and gentle treatments. Before beginning any Chiropractic regimen, pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider and choose a Chiropractor experienced in prenatal care. Our Chiropractor Loukia is a Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner ® meaning she has undergone specialised training for pre and postnatal mothers. 

So you can see just how Chiropractic treatments may offer a valuable source of comfort and relief for expectant mothers during pregnancy. By addressing discomforts such as back pain, pelvic pain, and postural issues, Chiropractors help women navigate the transformative journey of pregnancy with greater ease.

Postpartum Care

It’s important to mention that often these aches and pains can sometimes persist into the postpartum period, 12 weeks after birth, with the introduction of long periods of breastfeeding and or bottle feeding, the restoration of hormonal balance and the birth of your baby, whether vaginally or by C-section. Chiropractic treatment has a place for the mother post birth and can treatments may also help you find comfort in your postpartum body. It’s therefore not too late! If you haven’t received Chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy.

 As a drug-free and non-invasive option, Chiropractic care aligns well with the natural approach many pregnant women seek to enhance their well-being. Consulting with a healthcare professional and selecting an experienced Chiropractor ensures a safe and effective path towards a more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy experience.

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