There is nothing fun about back pain at any stage of your life, whether it is minor or major, but when it strikes during pregnancy it simply gives you one more thing to worry about during a time when you have enough on your plate!
On average, a woman can put on between 10-15kg during a pregnancy, which puts strain and weight on the lower back, as well as pressure on the sciatic nerve as the baby grows bigger. Hormonal changes and other physical changes within the body can wreak havoc with daily life, and all in all pregnancy can be an uncomfortable and difficult time for all concerned.
Having said all this, we cannot take away the major positives of this time – the growth of a new life! Taking away the difficulties and looking towards the positives is the first step, however there are many ways to reduce the risk of developing uncomfortable back problems during pregnancy too. Our Chiropractors have lots of advice for expectant mothers during pregnancy, as well as offering gentle chiropractic care to help smooth out any misalignments in the spine as they occur, as the baby grows.
Care During Pregnancy
Throughout your pregnancy we can provide ongoing support to keep your pelvis and spine in optimum balance and allow your body to best adapt to the significant changes that occur. Chiropractic adjustments can be modified according to where you are in this amazing journey and we can use low force techniques to keep treatment comfortable right to the end of term. We also have a wealth of information on exercise and other home care ideas to keep you healthy and happy throughout your pregnancy. For our pregnancy info pack please call our reception on (02) 4232 2614.
The Webster technique is a gentle chiropractic procedure that is utilised in cases of breech presentation late in the pregnancy. This procedure has helped many women and may assist in allowing the baby to turn to the normal engaged position ready for a normal delivery. Our chiropractor Paul is a certified Webster Practitioner and has been specifically trained and experienced in applying this simple but effective technique. Paul is happy to discuss this procedure over the phone to see if it is appropriate in your specific case.
Contact us today on (02) 4232 2614 to arrange an initial appointment, and let us help you conquer your discomfort, allowing you to enjoy this special time in your life.