Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women: Managing Discomfort & Improving Birth Outcomes

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Are you a new mummy? First of all, congratulations! Navigating pregnancy is like embarking on a beautiful journey filled with the sweetest moments, though it may bring along its share of body discomforts, aches and pains as mummy’s body changes to accommodate the growing foetus. 

Pregnant mothers go through incredible changes, crafting a unique experience that, while occasionally challenging, is also brimming with the joy of new beginnings.

Our prenatal chiropractors at My Chirocare are here to gently guide you through this beautiful ride of new life, using soothing and non-invasive techniques. Together, we will ensure that every step of your pregnancy journey is embraced with care, focusing on the positive and cherishing the sweet moments that make this adventure a loving journey for both mothers and the unborn child. 

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Aligning the Foundation with Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Medical studies have shown that ignored and unmanaged discomfort often leads to pelvic misalignments, back pain and sleep issues that can increase stress and tension for mums-to-be. In more serious cases, these misalignment of the pelvis, pelvic muscles and ligaments imbalance, disruption to the nervous system may even lead to less than optimal birth outcomes. 

Changes to the spine and pelvis

As a woman’s body adapts to nurture a growing baby during pregnancy, it undergoes substantial changes in the spine and pelvis. While these transformations are a natural part of the journey, they can sometimes interfere with the body’s nervous system. That is where specialised chiropractic care comes in, tailored to support and optimise the nervous system’s function, promoting better health for both the mother and the baby.

Finding balance in the pelvis

Ensuring balance in the mother’s pelvis becomes a key focus of prenatal care as misaligned pelvic bones can disrupt the body, leading to uneven ligament support and a twisting of the uterus, causing constraint. In certain situations, this may influence the baby’s positions during pregnancy, potentially impacting the development of the spine and cranium. Additionally, these restrictions in the baby’s movement might affect their ability to find the optimal position for birth- what we know as breech labour position. 

Professional Chiropractors at My Chirocare specialises in prenatal chiropractic care where gentle adjustments and the Webster Technique are practised to align the spine and pelvis, alleviate pain and create an environment conducive to a smoother, safer birthing process. 

The Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment and analysis of the sacrum to optimise the function of the nervous system and establish pelvis balance. A balanced pelvis reduces undue tension in the attached muscles and ligaments and hence provides a good environment in the womb for a developing baby for optimal fetal positioning. We have previously covered extensively on the Webster Technique for pregnant mothers here, where you can learn more on how our chiropractors who are also certified Perinatal care specialists with Webster certification help pregnant mothers go through a smoother pregnancy journey at My Chirocare. 

Prenatal chiropractic care are specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of expectant mothers, akin to a comforting hug offering relief and support. As the body undergoes profound changes, prenatal chiropractic care becomes a supportive partner.

5 Wholesome reasons why Pregnant Mothers should consider

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

  1. Promotes Optimal Nervous System Function for better sleep and a healthier             

            pregnancy journey.

  1. Addresses Common Pregnancy Discomforts from back pain to pelvic aches and nausea.
  1. Mitigates the risk of pregnancy injuries while improving postural support.
  1. Enhances Pelvic Balance to support a smoother pregnancy and a healthier birth.
  1. As a form of Holistic Family Wellness ensuring a harmonious environment for both mom and baby. 

In a nutshell, prenatal chiropractic care is a holistic family decision that addresses the mother’s well-being from the start. Especially great for young families with small children, this proactive approach fosters a healthier beginning for the newest member of the family. Afterall, a healthy mummy is also a happy mummy!

Is it Safe for Both Mother and Child?

Absolutely! Our chiropractors are trained in prenatal chiropractic care, which employs gentle and non-invasive techniques to support the mother throughout her pregnancy journey. This holistic approach considers the well-being of both the mother and the unborn child from the early stages of pregnancy up until labour.

In a comprehensive review published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Dr. Diakow and colleagues conducted a thorough analysis of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Their findings supported the safety of chiropractic adjustments, emphasising the absence of adverse events in a large sample of pregnant patients. Additionally, the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health published a collaborative study by Dr. Peterson and Dr. Bergmann, stating that chiropractic care during pregnancy was associated with improved outcomes, including a reduced likelihood of caesarean delivery.

These insights underscore the credibility and safety of prenatal chiropractic care, making it a well-supported and valuable choice for expectant mothers seeking optimal health and wellness during pregnancy.

Would you consider prenatal chiropractic care?

Dear parents-to-be, as you revel in the beauty of this transformative journey, consider the holistic benefits of prenatal chiropractic care.

My Chirocare in Singapore welcomes you to a supportive environment, where our experienced chiropractors can tailor a plan to nurture your well-being and that of your precious one. Book an assessment today and embark on a pregnancy journey filled with comfort and joy! 

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