Studies have shown that chiropractic care during pregnancy can significantly reduce labour time by up to 24% in first-time mums and 39% in subsequent birth(s) and decreases the need for pain relief during delivery.
Pretty exciting statistics if you have a bun in the oven!
Pregnancy is a very special and precious period, however we also understand that it is also a very stressful time with many couples feeling overwhelmed by both the unknown, and the sheer volume of information out there. It is our goal to guide you on your own unique journey, as well as providing a spectrum of health services options for various symptoms or complaints that you may encounter.
Over 50% of women experiences back pain during pregnancy, with the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis most commonly affected. Lower back pain and Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) sprain during and after pregnancy is one of the most common conditions a maternity chiropractic will encounter. Ligaments of your pelvis and spine are overstretched, causing instability, and inability to activate your core muscles, and worse of all, a lot of pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective treatment option for spinal complaints during and after pregnancy without the use of drugs or surgery. Modified techniques and pregnant specific props are used to ensure the treatment is as gentle and comfortable as possible.
During pregnancy, hormones relax the joints in your pelvis in order to allow room for your growing baby and eventually, for the delivery itself. It is an normal and incredible process that the woman’s body is going through; however this natural adaptation also causes a tremendous amount of stress on the body.
Most pregnant women suffers from aches and pain in the body – lower back tension from the growing bump, shoulders and neck from the change of posture and sleeping position, leg cramps and water retention from hormone and weight change. Prenatal massage is a safe and relaxing treatment option to offer some relief for the mama-to-be, both physically and mentally.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM treatment is holistic, and designed to maintain the ideal balance of Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang. It is suitable to treat a variety of health disorders as well as utilised to optimise the body for wellness applications. During pregnancy, it can help with various symptoms such as:
- Excessive morning sickness
- Hormone balance
- Natural birth induction
- Breech presentation
Our post-birth care focuses on harnessing on your body’s powerful ability to heal during this special period, and to enhance and speed up your recovery. Chiropractic care ensures the correct spinal and pelvis alignment while your body transition out of being pregnant. TCM helps with restoring the body’s delicate internal balance.
New Baby Check
Paediatric Chiropractic care is an additional treatment option for new parents to help with various concerns that may arise, from breastfeeding, torticollis, colic and reflux.