Prenatal Chiropractic Care
During pregnancy, your body will go through several changes in preparation for the birth of your baby. Some of these changes will affect your nervous system, others will cause hormones to fluctuate, and others will have a physiological effect on your body as it naturally adjusts, prepares space, and starts to create a safe environment for the developing baby.
As your baby grows and throughout the pregnancy experience, your center of gravity shifts, your belly burgeons, and your placenta produces increased amounts of a hormone called relaxing that helps to loosen the ligaments and joints around the pelvis, eventually helping the cervix to dilate. This places additional strain on your musculoskeletal system including the ligaments, muscles, and joints along your spine. As a result, many pregnant women experience back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and other symptoms related to the spine and pelvis.
The good news is that chiropractic care can help to reduce the discomfort and pain associated with pregnancy, and Matt le Roux is an experienced chiropractor who is ready to help.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care, What Is It?
During your pregnancy and as your body changes, prenatal chiropractic care may include stretching, spinal adjustments, and other gentle techniques that can help relieve pressure along your spine and back. This non-invasive and drug-free treatment can help pregnant patients. The benefits of chiropractic care contribute significantly to overall pain relief, general wellness, and health for both you and your baby.
Is Prenatal Chiropractic Safe?
A prenatal chiropractor is specifically trained to provide chiropractic adjustments that include stretching, adjustments, and manipulations that will help reduce pain and increase comfort for pregnant patients. Your “Pregnancy Chiropractor” will support you throughout your pregnancy journey as your body changes and adapts to your growing baby. As you move into your third trimester and during the later stages of pregnancy, your chiropractor may use a method called the Webster Technique which helps to ensure your baby has enough room to move around. Your chiro will help establish balance in your pelvis which reduces stress on your uterus and supporting ligaments, which has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning when labor begins. The Webster Technique reduces the chance of breech, where a baby is positioned feet-first, and which often requires more complicated interventions.
Chiropractic Treatment and Prenatal Care:
Dr Matt le Roux is a qualified chiropractor and is ready to assist you through your pregnancy with specialised chiropractic adjustments that are designed to relieve pain and stress on your body. Chiropractors make use of adjusting tables which are specifically designed to cater for the changing needs of a pregnant woman and use techniques that avoid unnecessary pressure on your abdomen. Matt can help to relieve your back, neck, and joint pain, and is there to support you throughout your pregnancy. To find out more, book an online consultation with Matt where he can discuss all the benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care with you directly.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is prenatal chiropractic care?
Do I need to tell my chiropractor I’m pregnant?
Can a chiropractor help with pregnancy back pain?
How soon after giving birth can I get a chiropractic adjustment?