Baby Bumps – Chirpractic Treatments For Pregnant Women
During pregnancy your body needs to change and adapt to your growing baby, and up to half of all pregnancies will give rise to some sort of back pain.
This happens as the changing size and distribution of the baby puts traction, pressure and stretch on the ligaments and joints of the spine and pelvis.
The effect of pregnancy hormones causes greater elasticity in the connective tissue, particularly in the later stages which can cause instability in the area, this in turn can lead to low back pain, pelvis pain and pubic symphisis dysfunction (SPD).
Sometimes the growing baby can put pressure on the nerves too, combine this with strenuous work such as looking after a toddler and you have a recipe for being at least uncomfortable and at worst in a lot of pain.
Women’s Health During Pregnancy Wih Chiropractic Treatment
Luckily gentle chiropractic care can help deal with these aches and pains, and studies have shown that labour can be shorter and less painful with those who have had back care during pregnancy.
After your baby has arrived it is a time of great joy but sometimes not without difficulties. If the birth has been less than straightforward it may have put some stresses on both mother and child. Babies can sometimes be restless and fussy, have feeding or digestive issues.
Chiropractic techniques for babies are extremely gentle as their bones are so soft compared to adults.
Evelyne undertook a year long postgraduate certificate in paediatric chiropractic including cranial techniques and is skilled at treating during pregnancy, post-partum and babies.