The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and chiropractic care is a great way to make sure the pelvis and the spine are functioning optimally to create the best chance for a labour and delivery the mother wants. During labour the sacrum (tailbone) is required to move backwards 10 degrees and the hips partially dislocate. The mothers hormones make this physiologically possible, however if there is abnormal function and asymmetry in how the pelvic joints move, it can create restriction around the pelvis when it needs to open for delivery.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can also help with postpartum recovery.
Conditions chiropractic care can often help with during pregnancy are:
– Back pain
– Rib pain
– Round ligament pain
– Restlessness when sleeping
– General comfort as uterus grows
– Pelvic stress and stability
– Pubic symphysis pain
– Pelvic floor weakness
How Chiropractic Helps:
Our team of Chiropractors at Hunter Healthy Spines are all trained to look after pregnant women and alter all techniques to make the experience comfortable yet effective for the mother. We use pregnancy pillows to make it comfortable to lie on the table and also use additional ligament work to make sure the supporting ligament are working as symmetrically as possible.
Pregnancy is tough on the body and is a marathon not a sprint. Chiropractic care is a great, gentle way to keep your body functioning its best up until delivery.