Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Chiropractic Care: Prenatal

Chiropractic care at all stages is beneficial whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant or post-pregnancy. A woman’s body goes through many changes pre and post-pregnancy and it is essential to give your body the care it deserves. Most commonly women will seek chiropractic care during pregnancy due to back pain. However, there are many other issues as well that chiropractic care helps with during pregnancy such as hip pain, pelvic girdle pain, rib pain, difficulty sleeping, low back soreness, groin pain, and others.

There are many factors causing these aches and pains such as weight gain, hormonal changes, fetal positioning, and labour prep.

Weight Gain:

During pregnancy the body changes daily to accommodate the needs of the baby and mother. Weight gain puts a lot of stress on the hips and lower back which will impact your daily routine along with making it difficult to fall asleep at night. Chiropractic care can help loosen up the tight muscles and joints through treatments and home exercises which will then result in a better night’s rest.

Hormonal Changes:

During pregnancy your body will go through many hormonal changes. One very important hormone that increases during the third trimester is relaxin. The relaxin hormone allows joints to be loose, the uterus to expand, and starts to get the body ready for labour. However, when joints are loose they can lead to decreasing joint stability and alter your posture, which leads to aches and pains. Chiropractic care can help with this through gentle mobilizations, adjustments, soft tissue work, taping, and much more.

Fetal Positioning:

Webster Technique is an effective technique used through chiropractic treatment to help the baby get into the optimal position before birth. This technique works on helping align the pelvis along with working on soft tissues that are tight, which can create more space for the baby to move and be in the optimal position for birth. Dr. Navdeep Toor is certified in the Webster Technique.

Labour Preparation:

Chiropractic care doesn’t need to be sought only if you are in pain or if your child isn’t in the ideal position. It is very important to understand that chiropractic care can help prepare the body for an easier labour, help with recover post-pregnancy, and much more.

Chiropractic Care: Post-Natal Care

You just gave birth and your body is exhausted both mentally, physically, and emotionally. It is very important to give your body the care it deserves. Chiropractic care is essential after giving birth for many reasons such as:

  • Realignment of the pelvis to allow optimal functioning of the nervous system
  • To assess Diastasis Recti (there can be a separation of the abdominal muscles which can cause low back pain and pelvic instability)
  • Relieve pressure being placed on your neck and mid-back due to breastfeeding
  • Returning back to exercising postpartum after receiving care from a chiropractor to ensure your muscles are being activated and firing properly

Chiropractic care is safe and effective throughout your whole pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Book your appointment today.

Massage Therapy Care: Pre & Post Natal Care

Massage therapy has many benefits for individuals of all ages, especially during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Massage therapy helps decrease discomfort, increase energy, and decrease stress.

Benefits of Prenatal & Postnatal Massage:

  • Increase energy
  • Decrease discomfort
  • Decrease swelling
  • Relieve back pain
  • Increase energy
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Alleviates pressure
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Relieves headaches
  • Helps with sleep

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