Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
The symptoms of Lower back pain, pubic pain and reflux are the most common complaints from pregnant women. During pregnancy, there are a number of physiological and hormonal changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following are changes to the women that can occur and result in a misaligned spine or joint:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
- Hormonal changes
- Ligament strain
Establishing good pelvic balance and alignment is key reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned or unbalanced it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. Misalignment of the pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Be sure to call 02 9938 5456 now to make an appointment.
How Do I Know If I Need to See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy?
Many women choose to see a chiropractor during pregnancy simply as part of a preventative and wellness approach to ensuring they have the healthiest pregnancy possible for them and their baby. However some of the follow signs can indicate that chiropractic care would be of benefit.
- Pelvic pain
- Back pain
- Upper back and neck pain
- Pubic or groin pain
- Bladder weakness
Certain exercises can be of great help with some of these conditions; Check out our YouTube Channel for some helpful exercise tips.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck, sciatica or joint pain
- Improve chances of natural delivery
The techniques utilized are all lower force and specific for the pregnant women and are very low risk for both mum and bub.
Alternatives to an Induction
Chiropractic and Acupuncture can work really well together, may midwives and doula’s are now suggesting women to try conservative options before an induction as in many cases it can help move things along. Dr Daniel Ryken (chiropractor) and Mr Chae Lim (acupuncturist) have done a short video discussing some at home acupressure points that you can do safely.
Why Use Chiropractic in Pregnancy?
The basic principles of chiropractic teach us that we are all individuals. Chiropractic care believes and trusts in the body’s ability to heal, repair, regenerate and express itself in its wholeness. Chiropractic also recognizes that as long as there is full communication between your brain and your body, this Intelligence will help you better adapt to the physical, chemical and mental stresses you face each day, heal from any damage done by stress beyond your ability to adapt, and continue to grow toward the full expression of your purpose and potential in life.
There are a number of benefits of chiropractic care for the pregnant women. Many women are turning to chiropractic care from the very beginning- preconception and utilizing chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy. Chiropractic care is a natural, drug free way to help women improve pelvic balance and alignment. Lower back pain, sciatica, pubic pain, pelvic floor weakness are among some of the common complaints that women have during their pregnancies.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association has published research that supports good pelvic alignment; balance and stability can decrease the incidence of interventions used at birth. Misalignment of the pelvis can reduce the baby’s ability to shift into an optimal position. Improving pelvis balance and stability decreases the amount of stress placed on the uterus which is good for both mum and bub.
Why are Pregnant women choosing Chiropractic Care?
Not only can chiropractic care help with pelvic alignment and stability, but chiropractic care can also help women with many common conditions that they experience- naturally! Hormonal changes, changes in centre of gravity, changes with muscle, ligaments and joints are all apart of the normal process, but pain and significant discomfort is not.
The chiropractic techniques are very specifically modified for the pregnant women and are extremely low risk and comfortable for both mum and bub. At NeuroBalance Chiropractic we have numerous obstetricians, midwives and other happy mothers referring pregnant women to us to help them throughout their pregnancies- naturally!
Call 02 9938 5456 now to make an appointment.