We see lots of mums to be in our centre. Pregnant women can safely receive chiropractic care as the techniques we use are modified for maximum comfort through all stages of the pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments can promote a healthy, stress-free pregnancy by alleviating back pain, pelvic pain and muscle aches.
Studies have shown that expecting mothers, who have regular chiropractic care during pregnancy experience less pain1 and shorter labour times2.
Weight gain, hormonal changes, shifts in posture, changes to the alignment of the pelvis and increased curvature of the back all contribute to pain and discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments can be especially effective in reducing the effects of these physical stresses on the body.
Misaligned joints may be caused by the huge changes that occur during a pregnancy. Maintaining alignment of your lower back and pelvis can increase the space that your baby has to move around in, encouraging optimal development and positioning. Care is aimed at supporting maximum comfort for both you and your baby during pregnancy and delivery.
1 Bery G, Hammar M, Moller-Nielsen J et al. Obstet and Gynecol, 72:71-75, 1988.
2 Fallon J. International Chiropractic Association. 1994 – Arlington, Virginia.