EXPECTING MOMS: CHIROPRACTIC CARE DURING PREGNANCY
Chiropractic care is one of the safest and mildest treatment options for women who are suffering from pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington helps in treating some common conditions caused by pregnancy like sacroiliac joint problems, mid-back and neck pains, rib pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, tendonitis and groin, and leg pains. Our well-trained and specialized practitioners help in relaxing muscles, keeping the spine aligned, aiding posture and providing guidance with gentle exercises throughout the pregnancy.
The Webster technique is a specific technique that is used to help in re-establishing balance in the pelvis of the pregnant woman. The pelvis plays an important role during pregnancy (it is the home of the growing baby), and this advanced technique helps to create a more balanced state in the pelvis and surrounding musculature allowing for optimal fetal positioning. Treatment for mothers to be is very comfortable and most pregnant women are very grateful for a more comfortable pregnancy with our chiropractic help.
Chiropractic Care Can Mean A Shorter Delivery Time
Studies suggest that women who have chiropractic care during their pregnancies have shorter labour and significantly less back pain. It was shown to shorten delivery times by 24% in the first pregnancy and 39% in later pregnancies.
In her treatment, Dr. Maja Edgar uses a combination of muscle work, mobilizations, instrument-assisted adjusting (with the Impulse Adjusting Instrument) and physiotherapy modalities. Treatment plans vary depending on the severity of the presentation and stage of pregnancy. Moms are shown and given take-home activities for additional support and to aid in shorter labour and delivery.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Q&A
Explanation of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy in Canada involves the use of manual therapy and adjustments in order to alleviate pain and discomfort in the spine and other joints caused by the physical changes that occur during pregnancy. This type of care is considered safe for both mother and baby, and can help to improve overall pregnancy outcomes.
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Yes, chiropractic care is considered safe during pregnancy and can help to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by the physical changes of pregnancy. It can also improve how the pregnant woman feels overall during her pregnancy and also improve chances that labour and delivery will also go well.
Is it safe to receive chiropractic adjustments during the first trimester?
Yes, it is generally considered safe to receive chiropractic adjustments during the first trimester. Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is gentle and safe for both mom and baby.
Can a chiropractor help with back pain during pregnancy?
Yes, a chiropractor can help alleviate back pain during pregnancy by working on muscles and adjusting the spine and other joints to improve overall function and bring balance to the changing body.
Is it safe to receive chiropractic adjustments during the third trimester?
Yes, it is generally considered safe to receive chiropractic adjustments during the third trimester. Some modifications need to be made to treatment for the most optimal comfort of mom and baby but treatment during this trimester is very important. It helps to bring greater comfort and helps to prepare the body for labour and deliver
Can a chiropractor help with labor and delivery?
When a chiropractor does therapy on the spine and pelvis (houses the growing baby), they bring further balance to all the soft tissues surrounding the uterus (such as ligaments and pelvic floor muscles). Greater balance in the pelvis means creating more opportunity for the baby to get into proper position for labour and delivery.