Chiropractic is a health care profession that does not use drugs - an important consideration particularly during pregnancy. The many physical and chemical changes in a woman's body at this time can aggravate existing spinal problems, and can also make the spine and pelvis unstable through the relaxation of ligaments. Together with the postural changes likely to occur as a result of increased body weight, pain in the lower back, buttocks, groin and legs is common during pregnancy.
Chiropractic care can help to correct restricted joint movement and maintain spinal balance, as well as ensuring that the pelvis is correctly aligned - both before and after your baby is born. Your Chiropractor may also advise you how to lift and carry, how to improve your posture and how to exercise to improve your spinal health.
Women may find relief from low back and pelvic pain in late pregnancy and after delivery if they have received Chiropractic care. Many continue their Chiropractic care after the physical stress of child birth for checkups for themselves and their children.
Treatment normally consists of gentle adjustments to the parts of the spine which are not moving properly; your Chiropractor will use modified techniques to ensure comfort and safety for pregnant women and children. Your Chiropractor may also give you advice about diet, posture, and other aspects of lifestyle.