Pregnancy is a very special time when your health and wellbeing is of great importance to yourself and the developing foetus. During pregnancy there are many growing demands on your spine and nervous system. As the unborn baby grows your body movements and postures are constantly changing and adapting. Sometimes this does not happen as smoothly or comfortably as it should.

Many problems suffered during pregnancy may be directly related to the health of your spine. These include low back pain, headaches, sciatica, nausea, indigestion and dizziness which should not necessarily be considered ‘a natural part’ of pregnancy even though many women suffer from these as early as the first trimester.

Chiropractic care helps during pregnancy by:

  • Correcting abnormal joint mechanics that lead to joint and nerve stress – this reduces pain and improves function
  • Maintaining joint function and spinal balance so spine may adapt to changes in weight distribution and posture
  • Providing freedom from nerve interference to allow for development of a healthy baby and mother
  • Ensuring joints of low back and pelvis are moving freely to assist in the birth process. Proper joint movement assists in pelvic opening
  • Educating on correct posture, lifting techniques and other lifestyle factors to reduce spinal stress
  • Recommending exercises to assist spinal health

Recent studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments result in easier pregnancies, decreased labour time and assist new mothers back to pre-partum health.

During pregnancy chiropractors use special modified techniques to make spinal adjusting easy and comfortable. Chiropractic adjustments are very safe and gentle during pregnancy. Special positions are also incorporated to ensure utmost comfort and safety during your adjustments. At Back In Line Chiropractic we have special pregnancy modifications which help us to adapt to your growing body but at the same time, providing quality care.

Information above has been adapted from the book: Well Adjusted Babies Dr Jenifer Barham-Floreani