Congratulations on your pregnancy.
If you are looking for a safe, conservative and effective treatment to guide you through the physical demands of pregnancy and child birth then look no further.
Your body is undergoing change
The physical changes that occur in your body during pregnancy is enormous, not to mention the hormonal and emotional changes. As the pregnancy progresses and the baby grows the increased weight in the abdomen causes a shift in the body’s centre of gravity which causes an increase in the lumbar and mid back curves of the spine. The influx of hormones in the body softens the ligaments in and around the spine and pelvis making it more flexible and vulnerable to abnormal postures and positions. Symptoms you may experience include:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Upper and lower abdominal pain
- Rib pain
Chiropractic care can assist you on your journey to motherhood and beyond !
Our Chiropractors offer a range of treatments to suit you and your particular problem or situation. The best aspect of Chiropractic care is that it is drug free and therefore safe for not only you but also your baby.
The birthing process can be traumatic for the mother and the baby, making Chiropractic care a safe and effective option to help you recover from the birth. As much as you plan for the best you need to also prepare for the worst scenario when it comes to the delivery. No birth is exactly the same, no body is exactly the same, that is why getting the body into the best shape to cope with these huge physical demands is paramount.
Don’t forget after the birth, the hard work starts in looking after your baby. Think of all the increased physical demands on your body, such as lifting, holding, feeding the baby.
We always advocate resuming Chiropractic as soon after the delivery as possible to get your body back into the shape it was before the pregnancy.
We will help to correct the changes that occurred during the pregnancy and the birth and educate you on the best positions to breast-feed and carry the baby as well as highlight the biomechanical problems associated with mothering such as leaning over cots and bassinets, carrying the child on one hip, placing the baby in car seats and capsules, etc. The lack of sleep also has a huge effect on your health and wellbeing and your ability to heal and regenerate.