Pregnancy is a time of great change to an expecting mother. Incredible physical and postural changes take place in a mothers body to accommodate a growing baby.
Our team is dedicated to looking after pregnant women to help, soothe any aches and pains and help your body prepare to give birth. It makes sense that if your pelvis is moving properly as well as other muscles and joints your body will be better prepared to have a successful birth.
Many women experience posture changes as your hips widen, this can cause back pain, pubic symphysis pain and other aches during pregnancy. Previous injuries and imbalances in your spine and pelvis may flare up as your body changes and you have to learn to move differently. This can lead to discomfort and difficulty when trying to perform your normal daily activities.
We offer pregnancy Chiropractic and Pregnancy massage as well as custom Pre & Post Natal exercises programs with our physiotherapist. Our team is here to support you.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Your pelvis will begin to change during pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes. Your ligaments will stretch and your body will feel different when performing even basic activities. Your Chiropractor will continually assess your spine and pelvic alignment and how the muscles may be reacting as a result. Throughout pregnancy your chiropractor is trained to modify their techniques to deliver safe and effective care.
As your baby continues to grow additional pressure and stress will be placed on your spine. This will be reflected in your posture and may cause back pain to arise or exacerbate. Chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce back pain without using drugs or surgery. Our holistic approach can provide the care and support you may need during all trimesters of pregnancy.
As your posture adapts to pregnancy bodily changes often causes a woman’s head to move forward counterbalancing the weight shift throught the pelvis. As the belly grows your pelvis will tilt forward changing your weight distribution.
When your baby arrives additional stress will be placed on the neck from continually looking down, picking up and holding the baby, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, burping and admiring.
Following up with your chiropractor or physiotherapist postpartum will allow you to understand how your body has changed during pregnancy and after delivery. No matter how you delivered our team will be able to support you through this exciting time in your life. We will work to optimise your health as you deal with the new challenges and stresses that will be placed on your spine when nursing, feeding and sleeping.
Massage Therapy during Pregnancy
Our massage therapists are skilled at adapting their treatments as a women’s body changes during pregnancy. Relaxation and deep tissue massage can be used to reduce stress, relieve aches and pains, decrease swelling, reduce anxiety and depression. Pregnancy massage can be adapted to a number of positions and is customised to each woman’s needs.
Pregnancy massage may benefit the following conditions:
- Tight back and hips
- Pregnancy related headaches and migraines
- Pubic Symphysis
- Sleep deprivation and tiredness
- Restless legs
- Stress and fatigue