Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy. Is it Safe?

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Whether or not it is your first pregnancy or you are in your final trimester your body can start to unlike it normally would. A lot of people question “Is it safe to see a Chiropractor whilst pregnant?” The simple answer is YES! With 50-70% of pregnant women experiencing lower hip or back pain at some stage of the pregnancy Chiropractic care can help to reduce this stress and strain.

Understandably with the growing child in vitro, the change in hormones, the additional weight and change in centre of gravity your hips and joints in through the lower back can experience pain or bring about a pain response as this is not a normal degree of stress experienced.

During pregnancy, a woman’s centre of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis. This typically results in an increase in stress and load on the lower back and pelvis. As the due date approaches and full term is reached the changes in the curvature of a womens lower back can overload vertebral joints, the sacrum and hips. With soft and gentle Chiropractic techniques complemented with some muscle relaxation therapies we here at LiveWell Family Chiropractic strive to help you manage and cope with what aches and pains you experience whilst pregnant. Sciatica is also a condition commonly associated with pregnancy. This pain radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.

Maintaining pelvic balance is important and it’s going to help you feel and move better. Not only is it important to maintain pelvic balance whilst pregnant but sustaining core stimulation and training will also help after the birth has taken place. When your pelvis is misaligned it can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby (known as intrauterine constraint) and that can reduce your likelihood of being able to have a natural, non-invasive birth.

Pregnancy can cause the spine to misalign to the degree in which is does not move back into place once the child is born. With this in mind movements and tasks such as carrying a baby, breast-feeding, and even simply bending over to pick things up can be painful and hard to do as your spine is no longer positioned or moving correctly. This isn’t pain that you have to just deal with.

A thorough Chiropractic examination will determine the best treatment to address the reasons why you are experiencing your pain and discomfort, tailored with our rehabilitation programs we will have you not only moving pain free but look to improve on your pre-pregnancy conditioning.

At LiveWell Family Chiropractic we understand each pregnancy is different like each individual is different. We carefully tailor our adjusting and management protocols to cater to your needs.

For more information or to make a time please call (03) 9995 8164 or email us on info@livewellfc.com.au.

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