Pregnancy & Newborn

More women are choosing chiropractic first for the obvious benefits of better posture and maximising their own health so that pregnancy is a greater experience. Chiropractic can help prepare your body to be strong, flexible and balanced to carry your baby. Regular visits during pregnancy can help to assure optimum spine and pelvis alignment that may reduce interventions during birth.Some Benefits for Pregnancy & Birthing May Include:

  • Correct pelvic alignment to allow room for baby to move and grow
  • Reduce pregnancy discomforts, nausea, heart burn, back pain, constipation, shortness of breath
  • Reduce labour time by 24% in first time mums and 39% in experienced mothers
  • Reduce in-utero constraint on the baby
  • Reduce the possibility of assisted births eg: forceps, vacuum extraction & c-section
  • Improved pelvic floor and core muscle function-see new research

As your baby grows, considerable stress is placed on muscles, ligaments, joints and overall posture of a woman’s spine. To make matters worse, the pelvis may begin to rotate to allow for the developing baby. This can lead to distortion of the surrounding connective tissue and pelvic dystocia (a common cause of failure to progress in labour).

Babies and Chiropractic

The birth process can be one of the most traumatic events of our lives. Even natural birthing methods can stress a still-developing spine and nerve system. The resulting interference to the nervous system (aka spinal subluxation) can be the cause of many new-born health complaints such as:

  • Colic
  • Unexplained crying and unsettled
  • Poor appetite and feeding
  • Constipation
  • Breathing problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Preferring to feed on one side

Research Facts:

80% of newborns have some sort of nerve dysfunction - Gutmann

In 1250 babies studied, 5 days after birth, 95% not only had vertebral subluxation but also cervical strain injuries - Fryman