Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help your body prepare for birth and beyond pregnancy.
During pregnancy a hormone called relaxin is released though the body which stretches and loosens your joints and can increase strain on your nervous system as your body changes. Whilst this is normal during pregnancy it can also be problematic, as some joints may become unstable and cause pain or dysfunction.
Pelvic instability is quite common as your uterus grows to accommodate your baby. Misalignment of the pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby and may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery which may affect your ability to have a natural birth. If your baby is in a breech or posterior positions it may interfere with natural labor and lead to interventions such as C-sections.
Your nervous system communicates to your entire body systems including the reproductive system so it’s important to keep your spine aligned which helps your entire body work more effectively.
Pregnancy can cause strain on every part of the body causing your feet, ankles and knees to swell, some women have acne, whilst others may experience tenderness and enlargement of the breasts. Your pelvis may shift, have stiffness in the neck, vomiting, and changes in appetite and last but not least apparent bladder volume changes. At Yarra Valley Innate Chiropractic we help you understand and assist in managing all of the physiological effects of pregnancy.
Exciting studies show that adjustments while pregnant reduce labor time considerably. A study of mothers who received chiropractic care had a 24% shorter labor time compared to those that weren’t adjusted during pregnancy. Second time mums who received chiropractic treatment had labor time reduced by 39%. Another study in the literature found that women in one particular hospital who were given chiropractic adjustments during labor had a 50% less need for painkillers during delivery.
We are here to support you during your pregnancy and post natal care. Call now to enquire on (03) 9730 1019