Chiropractic for Pregnancy

At King Chiropractic we appreciate the demands of working in the City while pregnant or with a newborn. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your natal care choices for the mother, father and new baby. A large percentage of pregnant women experience back discomfort due to the added pressure from the growing baby on their spinal nerves. When the spinal nerves become pressured then many types of dysfunctions may occur – the most common complaint at King Chiropractic being sciatic leg pain.

How can Chiropractic help me during pregnancy?

Pre-existing unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed when pregnant. The added stresses lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. At King Chiropractic we give specific adjustments to eliminate the stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis, which result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.

How can Chiropractic help my baby be more comfortable?

When the pelvis is in a balanced state the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalised, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance the ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as ‘constraint’ to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby and affects his or her optimal development. If the woman’s uterus is constrained as birth approaches, the baby is also prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down labour and add pain to both the mother and baby. Many women have been told that their babies were too big or labour “just slowed down” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. At King Chiropractic we work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, safer delivery.

When should I start seeing a Chiropractor?

Right now! The best time to start being adjusted is before you become pregnant so that your body, spine and nervous system are at their optimal best to conceive. Also, after the birth of your baby seeing a Chiropractor will help your body stay in alignment as you deal with the extra demands of a new baby. At King Chiropractic we want this to be a magical time and by gently checking and adjusting your body we strive to help you get your body back to its pre baby best. We will also give you guidelines of the best way to carry and lift your baby and also what exercises post birth are acceptable for your stage of recovery.

References

Borggren CL, Pregnancy and chiropractic: A narrative review of the literature. J Chiropr Med 2007; 6(2):70-74.

Cunningham FG, et al. Dystocia due to pelvic contraction. Williams Obstetrics. 19th ed. 1989.

Ohm J. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: Perinatal Care manual.

My breech positioned baby flipped after two treatments, and I have also had great improvements in my neck and back pain.

H.L

I couldn’t imagine going through pregnancy without Chiropractic care. I wouldn’t miss my appointments for anything, they make me feel aligned, supported and strong – ready for labour.

Caitlin

I have been having Chiropractic care at King Chiropractic throughout my pregnancy (my first) and am confident this has helped me stay active and pain free as well as helping maintain my posture as my body changes. The Chiropractors are fantastic and I have complete confidence in them and my care.

A.M