THE FREO CHIRO BLOG
Why is Chiropractic care beneficial during your pregnancy?
At Fremantle Chiropractic our chiropractors are experienced in providing support, advice and care while you are pregnant. It is important to take care of yourself and your baby during this time, which includes eating well, keeping active with gentle exercise and resting both your body and mind when needed.
We know how much the body changes during pregnancy and how that can add stress and pressure on your joints and ligaments. This is due to significant posture changes as your body adapts to baby growth, combined with hormonal changes (including relaxin) which impact the connective tissue elasticity. Most women will experience discomfort in their back, pelvis, ribs or upper back during this change. With chiropractic care we can improve your movement and function to help reduce this discomfort. It also can help with baby positioning ready for birth, which can lead to reduced pain during labour and delivery1.
Our chiropractors use techniques that are gentle to help restore proper pelvic function and balance for pregnant women. We have special belly pillows that you can lay on throughout your entire pregnancy, allowing you to receive your chiropractic care in comfort.
Chiropractic care doesn’t have to stop with the birth of your child!
Back pain and posture issues are common after birth. Not only can labour be quite a stressful time for the body but postural issues can be ongoing due to it finding stability and hormonal balance post birth. This can affect your ability to breast and bottle feed with ease2, getting back into daily movement and caring for your new addition.
As there are many reasons for discomfort and a lack of vitality during pregnancy, we can provide skilled assessment which may result in a tailored care plan to support you and your baby during this period. It is important we can accurately identify why you are experiencing these issues and provide safe and effective care.
Take a look at our four steps to better health below, and make a booking so we can support you during your pregnancy and beyond today!
1 George JW. 2013. A randomized control trial comparing multimodal intervention and standard obstetrics care for low back and pelvic pain in pregnancy. AMJ Obstet Gynecol. 208(4):295. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2012.10.869
2 Hawk C. Minkalis A. Webb C. Hogan O. Vallone S. 2018. Manual Interventions for Musculoskeletal Factors in Infants With Suboptimal Breastfeeding: A Scoping Review. Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. 23(1-12). doi:10.1177/2515690X18816971
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT FREMANTLE CHIROPRACTIC
Ready to take the steps towards a better you?
Our dedicated team at Fremantle Chiropractic provides quality chiropractic care in a safe and family friendly environment. The below steps are what you can expect in our Fremantle practice.
Here we listen to your health concerns, gathering all the information about what’s happening right now, along with your health journey to date.
Then we want to get our hands on you! We want to feel your spine and take you through the objective tests that will tell us what your body is doing right now.
We pride ourselves in being able to put together all of the information and come up with a care plan to help to get you back on track, allowing you to reach your optimal health potential.
As we want to be able to check your progress regularly, our extensive objective tests allow us to do that. At regular intervals we will perform key tests to make sure that you are healing and headed in the right direction.
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