Pregnancy & Pediatrics
Pregnancy and Paediatrics
Chiropractic care is very well suited for pregnant mothers because of the gentle nature of the corrections used. Everyone would wish for a smooth, problem free pregnancy however for some, there can be spinal or pelvic issues.
During pregnancy your body is changing, your centre of gravity is different and there can be more pressure on the joints of the back and pelvis. Additionally, your hormones are changing which softens your ligaments in preparation for birth, which for some, this can cause problems in the joints of the pelvis or spine.
Many present with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), this is caused by the softening of the ligaments of the pelvis because of the release of the hormone 'oxytocin'. For some it can cause the joint at the front of the pelvis (the symphysis pubis) to be put under stress and to separate. This can be very painful and can affect your ability to walk and weight bare. It is often driven by the integrity of the sacroiliac joint of the pelvis becoming lax and weak. Chiropractic care can stabilise the sacroiliac and pelvis so that your pelvic area is able to support the body during pregnancy.