Chiropractic treatment to help pregnancy
During pregnancy, many changes occur in the body in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.
Progesterone causes a loosening of ligaments and joints throughout the body and this, along with other changes, can often result in a misaligned spine, pelvis and other joints.
What kind of body changes can result from pregnancy?
Among the body changes that pregnancy can cause include:
- Pelvic changes
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve.
- Postural adaptations.
Gentle chiropractic care & Bowen Therapy
Gentle chiropractic care, along with Bowen Therapy, may help with problems that arise due to these changes.
Establishing balance and alignment in the pelvis and spine are good reasons to obtain chiropractic care both during pregnancy and after the new baby has arrived.
It can be effective with problems such as low back pain, pelvic pain and Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD).
When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.
This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.
Keeping the spine aligned
Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labour and lead to interventions such as C-sections.
The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system.
Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body to work more effectively.