Moms and Babies
Pregnancy and birth need our respect. They are not disease conditions that need
to be managed; they are a precious and transformative time in a woman’s life.
Our office works closely with midwives and doulas to help expectant mothers
enjoy healthy pregnancies. We also support our patients in making health care
decisions for their pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum period.
The nervous system works overtime during pregnancy to nourish a rapidly
growing baby and help a mother’s body adapt to the physical changes that take
place in the months leading up to delivery. That’s why it’s essential that a
mother do everything she can to ensure her body is a healthy place for her
growing baby. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help women enjoy
healthier pregnancies – and even help contribute to safer births.
Adjustments during pregnancy can also help the body adapt to the structural changes that must take place as the baby grows. The uterus attaches to the pelvis through ligaments, and any imbalances that a woman has in her pelvis or her spine before pregnancy become exacerbated by the physical stress and rapid changes that take place during the prenatal period. A balanced nervous system and properly aligned pelvis ensure that the baby is given as much space as possible to move, to grow, and to move into an optimal position for labour and delivery. In cases where a baby is not ideally positioned in the last few weeks of pregnancy, adjustments can be done to take stress off the ligaments that support the uterus and encourage the baby to assume a more optimal position for a healthy labour and delivery.
Chiropractic Care is also a beautiful addition to post-natal care.