Prenatal chiropractors are trained in delivering safe, gentle, and effective adjustments, to align the pelvis and include a soft tissue release of associated muscles and ligaments.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can relieve pain and discomfort associated with stress on the spine from changing biomechanics. As your baby grows, and the uterus expands, the centre of gravity shifts, and can create pressure on the hips, pelvis, and lower back, resulting in low back pain, sciatica, and other conditions that are common in pregnancy.
Chiropractic care can relieve these discomforts experienced in pregnancy.
Some prenatal chiropractic-related ailments we treat
Pregnancy Chiropractic Care – Chiropractic care is beneficial through all stages of pregnancy and beyond. It is also very beneficial for the baby as adjustments ensure pelvic alignment and mobility, which prepares you for labour. Pregnancy chiropractic care can reduce pelvic and low back pain, pubic symphysis discomfort, rib pain, balance the pelvis and pelvic ligaments and even allow you to keep active, and sleep more comfortably.
Back Pain in Pregnancy – Back and lower back pain affects millions of Canadians. We will recommend a course of treatment specific to you. When back pain is affecting your ability to work or enjoy your favourite activities, please consider chiropractic care.
Relief From Prenatal Sciatica – Sciatica pain can be very debilitating. Chiropractic care is a great place to start when you have shooting pain in your lower back and legs or associated symptoms such as numbness or leg or foot tingling.
Hip Pain – Determining the source of your hip pain is the first step. Once the source of pain is identified, a treatment plan will help reduce the discomfort.
Round Ligament Pain Relief (RLP) – Sharp aching or jabbing pain on one or both sides of the abdomen near the hips and groin are signs of RLP. It is common when the ligaments are stretched to accommodate the growth of your baby. Chiropractic adjustments can help address the imbalances and release pressure and discomfort.
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – SPD may occur with the release of relaxin throughout pregnancy, a hormone that results in increased flexibility of ligaments in preparation for labour & delivery. Chiropractic care can provide relief for SPD by addressing pelvic alignment.
Postpartum Chiropractic Care – Did you know the hormone relaxin, which is essential in the labour & delivery process, often takes 5 months to fully clear the body following birth? 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.
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.
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