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Women’s Health Week 2023 – Grow Your Knowledge

By September 5, 2023Health News

Can Chiropractic Care Play a Role in Your Pregnancy Journey

It’s been a while since I posted, as many of you would know I’ve been a little preoccupied bringing my first child, Harry, into the world. However, given my recent experience and in light of Women’s Health Week I thought now was an opportune time to discuss the some of the value chiropractic care can bring to your pregnancy.

Did you know over 50% of women experience lower back pain during pregnancy? And if you’ve ever been pregnant before you know that that’s not all you may experience as your body rapidly changes to accommodate your little bundle of joy. Some women develop pelvic girdle pain, hip pain, round ligament pain, rib pain or neck pain. These issues might mean you experience less sleep or mobility and an increased amount of time spent sedentary. While we know growing a baby is hard work and does require more rest that what we’d normally allow ourselves it is proven that better mobility and movement during pregnancy can promote better birthing outcomes.

So, what can my chiropractor do about it?

At Hartwell Chiropractic Centre we use gentle Chiropractic techniques tailored specifically to each patient and their individual needs. One study found 85% of pregnant women get back pain relief with Chiropractic.

While we work to reduce your pain and keep you moving well another goal with pregnancy care is to help prepare your pelvis for birth. By keeping it aligned and managing the surrounding muscles, joints and ligaments you will be helping to give your baby space and opportunity to get into an ideal position for birth.

I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s Fertility and Pregnancy Care Essentials Seminar earlier this year and have loved bringing these new and refreshed skills to practice.

If you’re pregnant and are wondering if Chiropractic care might be right for you, please feel free to give our chiropractors a call on 9889-7889.