All chiropractors at Neurohealth are trained and experienced in working with women during pregnancy. The Webster Technique, which has beneficial effects on reducing the constraints in and around the uterus (intrauterine constraint), is a recommended technique to be used throughout the duration of the pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a magical time and should be experienced for the miracle that it is. However, pregnancy also puts a woman’s body through many changes, not just hormonally but structurally as well. Here at Neurohealth, our practitioners are trained in looking at your health holistically – that is looking at you structurally, nutritionally and emotionally.
As a pregnancy progresses the body releases a hormone known as Relaxin into the system. Relaxin is designed to help loosen and stretch the ligaments of the pelvis so that baby can position itself in the optimal position for birth. Although this is an expected part of the process, Relaxin can also cause or exaggerate instability in the pelvis. This instability means that the structures of the pelvis can put pressure on the surrounding nerves in the lower back, leading to back pain and leg pain. This pain can even become more pronounced during labour, when there is further force being placed on these unstable structures. It is hard to appreciate the wonders of pregnancy when you’re in pain! Long term pain can also lead to stress, which isn’t good for the health of mum or baby. This is where chiropractic comes in.
Chiropractic care aims to facilitate the joints in the spine and pelvis to improve joint proprioception and joint position sense. This minimises the stress on the surrounding ligaments, muscles and supporting structures. This allows you to have a pregnancy with little to no pain, and less stress.
A good chiropractor will also address your nutritional needs as well. This is especially important during pregnancy. It is essential your body is receiving the nutrients it needs so that your baby has all that it needs for proper healthy development, and also that you are able to remain energetic and healthy with all these extra demands on your system. Getting sick during your pregnancy can have adverse effects on your baby, and also creates problems when it comes time for birth.