The Benefits of Visiting a Pregnancy Chiropractor for Prenatal Care

While pregnancy is often a beautiful and rewarding experience, it can come with pain and discomfort as your body changes to prepare for your baby. A pregnancy chiropractor offers gentle physical therapy for expectant mums, ensuring your body is in peak condition for childbirth. Enhance Chiropractic Centre is a family-owned practice passionate about helping you have a smooth and enjoyable pregnancy through chiropractic care.

Three Reasons To Visit a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

Chiropractors apply controlled pressure and gentle stretching techniques to your muscles and ligaments to help relieve the discomfort that comes with being pregnant. Here are three reasons to see a prenatal chiropractor for a more comfortable pregnancy.

  • Relieves pregnancy-related pain. Your body produces high levels of hormones during pregnancy which loosen ligaments that prepare your body for childbirth. Sometimes loosened ligaments lead to musculoskeletal pain. Visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy can help ease lower back pain, hip pain, pubic symphysis pain and headaches. Going to a chiropractor for pain relief eliminates the need for taking pain medication that may not be suitable for pregnant women.
  • Makes pregnancy more comfortable. Being pregnant alters your centre of gravity and can cause an increased curve in the lower spine and other uncomfortable postures. A chiropractor can help adjust your spine to better support your abdomen and improve your posture while pregnant. Chiropractic care may also help relieve nerve pressure for reduced nausea, acid reflux, swelling, and other pregnancy-related symptoms.
  • Shorter labour and smooth delivery. Your chiropractor can adjust your pelvis to ensure it is correctly aligned and ready for childbirth. A properly aligned pelvis ensures your baby has enough room to move and grow. It also allows your little one to move into an optimal birthing position for a smooth and healthy delivery. Some studies show that prenatal chiropractic care can reduce labour pain and delivery time.
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Is it Safe to See a Chiropractor While Pregnant?

Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine that does not involve drugs or surgery. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that it is not safe to see a chiropractor during pregnancy. Many expectant mothers report reduced pain and more comfortable pregnancy with chiropractic care.

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  • We understand the importance of putting your baby first, and we recommend if you have any concerns about starting care, have a chat with our chiropractors to see if this type of treatment is right for you. While visiting a chiropractor is generally safe during pregnancy, your doctor may advise against it if you experience vaginal bleeding, toxemia (preeclampsia) or ectopic.
  • The Webster technique is a well-known chiropractic analysis that aims to realign the pelvis and prepare the body for childbirth. It can also help create more room for the baby to move and facilitate smooth labour and delivery.
  • Let your chiropractor know about any discomfort you feel during your appointment. Trained prenatal chiropractors will always respect your concerns as an expectant mum and never put unnecessary pressure on your belly. We have specialized pregnancy pillows which allow your belly and bub to remain protected and optimize your comfort throughout your whole pregnancy during your adjustments. Ask questions if you are unsure, and stay hydrated after your session. A pregnancy chiropractor will always put your baby’s health first.

Visit Enhance Chiropractic Centre for Dedicated Prenatal Care

Enhance Chiropractic Centre is a family-owned and run practice passionate about providing quality care for expectant mums and bubs. We offer chiropractic care for people from all walks of life, and our professional team will gladly answer your questions about any of our treatments. Please book or visit us in Ballina to get started.

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