I get asked all the time if it is safe to see a chiropractor while pregnant and the answer is YES.
Chiropractors see pregnant people for many different reasons.
The most obvious reason is lower back pain and general discomfort. Your body changes so much during pregnancy and this can create a lot of stress on the spine and pelvis leading to muscle tightness and pain. As a chiropractor I can help remove this stress from the body which can help relieve this discomfort.
As your belly grows the lumbar curve (lower back) also increases, this too can be a source of pain or discomfort. By making sure these joints keep moving as best as they can we can help limit that discomfort.
However your belly isn’t the only thing that grows, a lot of woman also complain about their shoulders becoming tight and they feel like they are more forward or hunched with their posture.
We can also check the pelvis and make sure that the joints of the pelvis are moving as freely and possible and that your pelvis is not rotated at all. The benefit of doing this is that it will aid in the babies exit, if we make sure that these structures are moving at their best then you are giving your body the best chance to do its job properly during birth.
We modify techniques so that they are safe and gentle for pregnant women and our tables even allow for you to lie on your front, even in the very last weeks.
I love helping pregnant mums, this is such a special time of your life and it is unfortunate many people go through it in pain.
So if you are pregnant or know someone who is share this blog post with them and get them to give us a call on 027 811 590 if they have any more questions or would like to book an appointment .
If you could have a more comfortable pregnancy then why wouldn’t you!
Have a great week Nicole 🙂