What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care during pregnancy?
Chiropractic therapy is a non-invasive technique to realign joints of the body to reduce spinal nerve stress and optimise health and wellbeing. In other words, a “healthy spine = healthy nervous system = healthy body working at its full potential.”
The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. During pregnancy, the mother experiences physiological and hormonal changes as it prepares for the developing baby. Therefore, caring for the spine grows in importance during pregnancy, particularly the pelvis and spine.
During pregnancy, when your baby grows and becomes heavier, the centre of gravity shifts and your posture changes. As your abdomen protrudes the curve in your back increases, along with pelvic alignment changes.
The benefits of regular chiropractic care can play a significant role in maintaining a healthy pregnancy for both mother and baby. In particular, establishing pelvic balance and alignment is an important factor in the baby being able to naturally move into the correct position for birth. This helps reduce the potential for dystocia (a difficult labour).
Other benefits of professional chiropractic care during pregnancy may include:
- Controlled symptoms of nausea
- Reduced time in labour and an easier delivery
- Back and pelvic pain relief
- May reduce potential need for a caesarean delivery
- More restful sleep
- Helps mobility and flexibility
Our resident Chiropractor Dr Chris Ientile has many years of professional training and experience in pregnancy chiropractic care. Our treatment tables are fully adjustable for a pregnant woman’s body and our techniques avoid any unnecessary pressure on the abdomen. In addition, we recommend a program of safe exercises and stretching to do at home.
You can rest assured our team of dedicated health practitioners take the utmost care when treating our clients. If you would like more information about Pregnancy Chiropractic or our other services, contact us today on (07) 5535 9833 – Burleigh Heads Chiropractic at Empowering Wellness Clinic Gold Coast. Click here to view all our services.
Your health and your new baby’s health is the priority. If concerns arise; always seek your doctor’s advice.