There are many changes to the body during pregnancy, and caring for the spine is particularly important as the mother’s body goes through various structural changes. Did you know, the spinal curvature of pregnant women increases by 41% between 12 and 32 weeks^ of pregnancy?
One of the primal beliefs of Chiropractic care is: “Healthy spine = healthy nervous system = healthy body working at its full potential”. Therefore, chiropractic care during pregnancy can have several benefits to the wellbeing of the mother. These include:
- reducing back and pelvis pain
- providing more restful sleep
- helping with mobility and flexibility
- improved outcomes in labour and delivery
Is Pregnancy Chiropractic treatment safe?
We understand that you might have concerns about receiving treatment during such a delicate phase of your life. However, chiropractic care is believed to be safe for many women. It is a holistic, non-invasive therapy that maintains the health of the spinal column and alignment of the pelvis to provide relief and promote wellbeing for pregnant mothers. Complications are rare although if you have a high-risk pregnancy or condition such as vaginal bleeding, placenta previa, ectopic pregnancy, or toxemia, it is best to consult with your doctor first.
How does it work?
In addition, licensed chiropractors are trained to provide special care to accommodate a pregnant body, including specialised techniques to avoid the abdomen and adjusting tables to allow for a comfortable session without putting pressure on the growing baby.
Many women report substantial pain relief and improved wellbeing after receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, so why not pay us a visit at Burleigh Heads Chiropractic, within Empowering Wellness to see how we can help?
At Empowering Wellness – Burleigh, we are focused on taking care of you during your pregnancy with specialised Chiropractic Care. We are one of the longest standing and successful practices on the Gold Coast founded in the early 1980s, serving the local community for many years as a trusted health provider.
We also offer customised Pregnancy Massage to compliment your chiropractic care. It aims to relax tense muscles, improve circulation and ease those aching sore spots. Plus, it also improves mood, lowers stress levels and reduces swelling. Our fully trained pregnancy therapist will ensure your comfort by using specially designed pregnancy mats or adjusting the body to the side-lying position with plenty of cushions to ensure mother and baby are safe throughout the message.
Book Online now or give us a CALL on 07 5535 9833 to speak with our team and see how we can help you achieve a more comfortable, enjoyable and healthy pregnancy journey today!