How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Have a Healthier Pregnancy

How Chiropractic Care can help you have a healthier pregnancy

In our Chiropractic office here in Ballincollig, Cork we have the great privilege to give mums the gift of Chiropractic careChiropractic care can help you have a healthier pregnancy.

From conception your body changes in amazing ways to help grow your little baby. So is it any wonder why you may experience these symptoms;

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Reflux
  • Low back and sciatic pain

Although these are common symptoms during pregnancy there is something you can do to alleviate and have a better, easier pregnancy and labour.

Lets talk about the changes that happen in your body

While you’re innately designed to adapt to your pregnancy, pregnancy can also increase your chances of spinal and pelvic misalignments causing nerve system interference (in Chiropractic we call these subluxations).

As your baby grows, your breasts, uterus and abdominals will get heavier pulling your spine forward creating an anterior pelvic tilt.

Your increased low back curve can be the cause of low back, sacral and pubic symphysis subluxations resulting in pain in the lower body.

Your uterus will need more space so there will be pressure on your diaphragm and oesophagus which can cause subluxations in the mid back along with reflux and heartburn.

Subluxations in the neck can cause muscle tension and headaches. 

To further aggravate this postural demand, hormones such as relaxin are coursing through your body causing ligaments to relax and joints to loosen.

Weight gain + hormonal changes + sedentary lifestyle = the increased possibility of subluxation

So what can You do?

Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to detect subluxations and correct them by adjustments

Your uterus is where your baby grows so it’s important that its alignment and function be at its best. 

Imagine your uterus as a growing balloon that is anchored to your pelvis by ligaments. These ligaments stretch as your uterus grows. If your pelvis is out of alignment there will be tension on your muscles, ligaments and uterus and this can cause unwanted symptoms and affect your baby’s position. 

The Websters Technique is a specific and gentle Chiropractic analysis and adjustment. It is used to balance pelvis, sacrum and ligaments and optimise nerve system function.

 A balanced pelvis decreases tension on your uterus therefore leading to a safer easier birth for both Mom and baby.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Have a Healthier Pregnancy












Is Chiropractic safe during Pregnancy?

There have been no side effects or complications reported to date

Potential Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Decrease symptoms of nausea and reflux

Relieve back pain and sciatic pain

Optimal baby Position

Potential Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Labour

Decrease time in labour

Reduce the need for painkillers

Decrease the potential for a c-section

You and your baby deserve Chiropractic Care throughout your pregnancy. If you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment please call our office in Ballincollig at 021 487 8465.

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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