Chiropractic & Pregnancy
At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic care and pregnancy.
Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps maintain balance, alignment and flexibility.
Chiropractors can also really help with problems like:
- Morning sickness
- Low back pain
- Breech babies
- Swollen ankles & feet
Once pregnant a woman goes through many physical and chemical changes. The increasing weight and size of the baby coupled with the natural increase in our own bodies weight puts stress on the spine and pelvis. As a result, changes in posture occur that can cause back pain or leg pain and a condition called SPD (or pelvic dysfunction). This is even more of an issue if there is a pre-existing problem.
If your spine and pelvis are misaligned during pregnancy, often, as a result, your growing baby may be held in an awkward position within the womb, which impacts their ability to move around. It makes sense that births are much more straight forward when your baby can move down into a good position (its optimal foetal position) to keep labour progressing.
Also, did you know an unborn baby’s brain learns through movement? If they’re not moving freely this may impact their development. This is why it’s important to keep your spine healthy and your unborn baby moving well during pregnancy.
By including chiropractic care, eating well, exercising, and other wellness habits, you create an optimum environment for your baby to realise his or her fullest potential.
Research has shown Chiropractic care can decrease labour time, reduce the need for pain medications, and help reduce the incidence of post-partum depression in new mothers. So, have you had your regular chiropractic check-up? Book your appointment Today so we can help you ENJOY your pregnancy!
Baby & Pregnancy Chiropractor
Dr Ellen Finnegan BSc. D.C.
With extensive post-graduate training in the Chiropractic treatment of pregnant women and babies she has become one of the most renowned chiropractors in this field in Ireland, with many referrals coming from healthcare professionals across the country.
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