Pregnancy is a special, unique, and private time in a woman’s life. The emotions associated range through the full spectrum from excitement and relief to anxiety and even fear. Every mother needs a support network on this journey, and we are proud that so many mums-to-be choose us to be on their team.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy creates balance, ensuring that the mother’s spine and nervous system can work at their optimal capacity – critical with the changes taking place in her body and providing the best possible environment for the developing baby.
We recognize that every body has different and specific needs, and every pregnancy is different. As a baby grows, the mother’s body must also change, adapting and accommodating the precious cargo. The body is simply amazing and birth is phenomenal. Chiropractic can play an important role as mother and child develop together, releasing restrictions and allowing the body to perform at it’s best
I’m an experienced midwife and I came here because I’m pregnant myself and I understand the importance of the spine and hips to get my baby into an optimal position. Chantelle Winstanley, Midwife
When to see a chiropractor
Conception to 12 weeks (1st trimester)
This stage is all about keeping the mums brain and body connected as it its the 1st trimester that all the magic of life creation happens.
12 weeks to 28 weeks (2nd trimester)
Brain and body and postural changes begin – perfect time to make sure all parts of your spine and muscluloskeletal system are relaxed so baby positioning is optimal.
28 weeks to 40 weeks (3rd trimeseter)
Brain and body, postural changes, strain and stress on all pelvic and spinal structures. Sometimes late into the 3rd trimester you may find that your baby is breech and emergency sessions are needed to help you relax to help the baby turn.
Having a balanced and relaxed muscluloskeletal system helps with an uncomplicated labour.
We are all trained in Webster’s pregnancy technique and have close relations with many midwives throughout London. Our chiropractors will work on your spine and pelvis during pregnancy to promote balanced movement and alignment. With the pelvis in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. Relief of these constraints will also offer the best possible chance for baby to be in the right position when labour commences.
If the pelvis is out of balance, these ligaments can become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as uterine constraint. Ensuring that your pelvis and neurology is balanced will help your body to adapt to pregnancy more gracefully and easily and by relieving the tension, baby and mother are more comfortable.