Physiological Changes and the Benefits of Chiropractic Care
During pregnancy you will experience a variety of physiological changes as your body prepares and supports the development of your baby. These changes increase as your baby grows and can result in a misaligned spine and joints:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- postural adaptations
- pelvic changes
Addressing these changes and the resulting symptoms through chiropractic care will help relieve some of the discomfort experienced during pregnancy. Pelvic imbalances and misalignment is a common physiological change that occurs during pregnancy. Establishing pelvic alignment and balance is another important reason to receive chiropractic care whilst pregnant, as misalignment of the pelvis can result in the reduction of room for your developing baby, whilst also possibly making it difficult for your baby to to get in optimal birthing position. This can affect the ability for a natural, non-invasive birth.
Your body and it’s organs are now functioning for two and maintaining optimal health is important for you and your child’s development. The increased pressure on your body and spine and the resulting misalignment will also lead to stress on the nerves which exit your spinal column. Spinal health and alignment has a direct impact on the organs and tissues that these nerves lead to. Consistent chiropractic care assists in the health of spinal alignment and posture but is also pivotal for all the organs and tissues of your body, which during pregnancy are also supporting the development of your child.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing the time of labour and delivery
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Prevent a potential caesarean delivery.
- Assist in maintaining optimal organ functioning
Our Chiropractors are both trained and qualified to treat women throughout their pregnancy. Utilising the Webster technique, a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment technique which enables chiropractors to establish pelvic balance, reduce stress to the uterus and support ligaments. Dr. Terry Dickson has a special interest in this area and is currently undertaking a fellowship certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).