Chiropractic Care Postpartum
During the nine months of pregnancy, there are many hormonal changes. The hormone Relaxin decreases stiffness in cartilage, joints and tendons and creates a laxity in connective tissue to allow the growth of the baby and loosens ligaments within the pelvis to facilitate an easier delivery.
Being pregnant isn’t always easy, and childbirth can be even tougher. Postpartum life can come with its own challenges. Seeing a chiropractor during and after pregnancy is very helpful in the healing process.
Postpartum healing involves many parts of the body trying to resume their normal functioning. New moms have a range of challenging issues after childbirth. It’s easy to worry they’ll never get back their pre-baby shape. The spine and nervous system require some attention to feel back to the way you felt before pregnancy.
Chiropractic care postpartum can help:
- Realign the spine and pelvis after birth.
- Strengthening the pelvic floor and core muscles
- Adjust posture from picking up and carrying baby, bending, and lifting
- Low Back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Hip pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
As you return to activity following the birth of your baby, and you both adjust to feeding routines, chiropractic care can address related aches and discomfort and help this time be as special as it is meant to be for the whole family.
Dr Natasha Hayden is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor that is passionate about helping her community discover just how good their bodies are designed to feel, so they can do more of what they love.