Pregnancy, Birth and Chiropractic

Maintaining Your Wellbeing

Pregnancy and Birth

Chiropractors are trained in wide variety of techniques to help you deal with the increased stresses of pregnancy on the body, using safe, gentle techniques that are suitable for you.

Women at the clinic report a remarkable difference in their pregnancy and birth outcomes when they have had chiropractic care.  Enhancing the health and wellbeing of the parents naturally assists the developing baby.

Chiropractic care may include

  • Posture and lifestyle advice (Sitting, Standing, Sleeping),
  • Personally selected exercise routine based on individual needs of the Patient,
  • Chiropractic Adjustments, Muscle work, Mobilisations and Assisted exercise.

A woman’s body might change during pregnancy which can put more or different strains on the ligaments and joints especially in the pelvis. Those changes include softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. All which can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including spine and pelvis.

Promoting Comfort and Minimizing Pain

Relief for Pregnancy and Birth

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort and minimise back pain. Back pain is common during pregnancy but you do not need to suffer with it!

An initial consultation will comprise a detailed discussion about your pain, lifestyle, history of the problem and what are you looking to change to enjoy and be able to do. This will be followed by postural and orthopaedic examinations so we can figure out how to best help you.

Chiropractic treatment is a combination of joint manipulation or mobilisation, specific massage techniques, and advice on how to make lifestyle changes which will stretch and strengthen the necessary areas and postural habits.

Chiropractors can also give advice on nutrition, posture, exercises and ways to help yourself — all based on latest guidelines and research.

Self-Help Measures and Lifestyle Recommendations

Taking Care of Yourself

The following simple measures may help:

Keeping active but also getting plenty of rest
Changing your position frequently – try not to sit more than 15-30 minutes at a time
Sitting to get dressed or undressed
Putting equal weight on each leg when standing
Trying to keep legs together when getting out of car
Lying on the less painful side while sleeping
Keeping your legs together when turning in bed
Using pillow under your bump and between your legs for extra support in bed
You should avoid anything that make your symptoms worse:
Lifting anything heavy
Stooping, bending or twisting to lift or carry
Carrying a toddler or baby on one hip
Sitting on the floor, sitting twisted or sitting/standing long periods
Standing on one leg or crossing your legs
Terry Chimes is registered with the GCC, is a member of the UCA and is insured by Balens.
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