Congratulations on reaching this exciting point in your life. Both pregnancy and birth are natural and wonderful processes, however it is normal that your body will be under new and different stresses during the course of your pregnancy, birth and beyond. With not only your own health and wellbeing to think about pregnant woman are often reluctant to take any over the counter pain relief or medication, they often turn to chiropractic care to help alleviate pains associated with pregnancy.
How can prenatal chiropractic care help?
Chiropractors work on your spine and pelvis during pregnancy to promote balanced movement and alignment. With the pelvis in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalised, supportive suspension for the uterus. If the pelvis is out of balance, these ligaments can become torqued and twisted, resulting in a condition known as uterine constraint. By relieving tension not only is mum more comfortable but so is baby, giving your little one more room to grow and resettle into the best position for birth. Treatment is aimed at encouraging an easier delivery for both you and your baby.
What does prenatal chiropractic care involve?
We treat lots of pregnant mums to be at Harborne Chiropractic with Lizzy, one of our chiropractors having a special interest, completing additional post graduate training. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort, minimise pain and support the natural birthing process. It can play an important role as mother and baby develop together by ensuring that the mothers spine and nervous system can work to it’s very best. Treatment involves specific techniques to encourage realignment of your spine and pelvis. Not only will this reduce pain but will also increase the space the baby has to move around in, encouraging your baby to settle into the best possible in-utero position.
Common pregnancy related conditions that chiropractic can help
Pregnant mums have found Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help:
- Neck, mid and low back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Leg pain and pins and needles
- Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
- Relief of any inter-uterine constraints allowing your baby into the ideal presentation for birth
- Heartburn and many other problems
Who can have prenatal Chiropractic care?
Expectant mums can have chiropractic care at all stages of pregnancy. Whether you are experiencing pain before you are even showing, or when your bump is so big you cannot see your toes anymore or even if you are just looking to make sure your body is functioning to its best chiropractic can help.
If you are experiencing discomfort or pain during your pregnancy then Lizzy will do her very best to help you. Call us to arrange an appointment or for a chat, Lizzy will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Postnatal Chiropractic Care
Treatment of post-partum mothers is important to assess any structural changes that may have occurred during labour, and/or delivery. The increase of hormones during pregnancy softens the ligaments of the body and can frequently lead to spinal misalignment. After childbirth, the hormonal system will gradually return to its pre-pregnant state over the space of a few weeks. During this period of time, the ligaments are still loose and the spine can easily be misaligned. Birth, lifting a baby in and out of a cot and even breast feeding can cause such misalignments and pain.
We love kids of all ages! Our amazing team are always ready to help entertain so that you can relax and enjoy your treatment.