Pregnancy is a special and precious time in a woman’s life. Most men might say it’s special for them too!
However, it’s not always easy being pregnant. The mechanical and hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy can lead to problems such as low back and pelvic pain, indigestion and sciatica.
More than any other time, women recognise pregnancy is the time to focus on natural health and avoid medication or other substances that may harm the growing baby. For this reason, many women may receive chiropractic care during pregnancy.
How can we help pregnant women?
Not only are our chiropractors skilled at helping pregnant women, they are also parents themselves, and understand the issues that may arise during pregnancy including:
- Low back pain – very common during pregnancy. One of the major causes of this pain is the change in posture and stress from increased weight pulling on the low back.
- Pelvic instability – is a condition that causes pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy. The joints affected include the pubic joint at the front and the two pelvic joints at the back.
Our chiropractic care for pregnant women may include:
- Special pregnancy pillows that enable a fully pregnant woman to lie on their front comfortably
- Modified spinal and muscle release techniques to suit pregnant women
- Gentle techniques
In uncomplicated pregnancies, moderate low impact exercise for 30 mins each day has also shown to be beneficial.
Want to know how we can help you throughout your pregnancy?
We welcome any questions you have on chiropractic care during pregnancy. Book an appointment below to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors who may be able to provide you an appropriate treatment plan for your needs. We also invite you to take our Free Spinal Check to understand how your spine may be affecting your health and whether chiropractic is a suitable treatment for your condition.