Having a family is so natural, but it doesn’t
always go smoothly. Your chiropractor may help you to
enjoy your pregnancy and avoid some of the more uncomfortable
effects, including changes in posture, due to weight
gain, that cause pain in your back, buttocks, groin and
Because of the way in which ligaments and muscles are
attached to the pelvis, effects of postural strain may
influence the positioning of your uterus and therefore
the birth canal. Ensuring that this area of your body
is functioning correctly may make the potential trauma
of birth easier for both mother and baby.
A natural process deserves a natural health choice.
Chiropractic is drug-free and effective for you and your
baby. It involves safe, often gentle, specific manipulations,
done by hand, to unlock joints that are not moving properly.
This allows your body to use its own healing ability
to keep you fit and healthy.
Your chiropractor is trained and experienced in a wide
variety of techniques to help you deal with the stresses
of pregnancy, and keep you fit afterwards.
Chiropractic treatment can be given during the first
months of pregnancy and in labour. Your chiropractor
will use safe, gentle techniques that are suitable for
your condition. He or she may also advise you on diet,
posture and exercise. Some chiropractors work closely
with their local health visitors and midwives.
It is advisable to carry on treatment after you have
given birth as the problems you suffered during pregnancy
may not disappear as soon as you have had your baby.
All your muscles and ligaments need time to get back
to “normal” and you will be learning to adjust
to life with a newborn. Also, picking up your child as
he or she gets bigger and heavier may put increasing
pressure on your spine and joints.
Many women have also found that their general health,
as well as period pains, back pain and headaches, have
improved with chiropractic care.