Throughout pregnancy, we utilise our regular techniques while making slight adjustments to accommodate the changes in the mother's body. As the baby develops, we adapt our methods and tools accordingly to meet the specific needs of the mother. For instance, we provide pregnancy pillows that allow comfortable face-down positioning on the table without exerting pressure on the belly (mummas often enjoy them a lot due to their coziness).
Standard pregnancy care involves various procedures such as pelvic adjustments, ligament release, muscle work, and adjustments for the rib and pubic symphysis. These techniques are tailored to suit the unique requirements resulting from anatomical and functional changes during pregnancy. For example, as the baby grows and the uterus expands, the organs shift upward and away. To accommodate this, our rib cage should expand outward and upward, facilitating normal breathing. However, restricted rib and spinal joints or wearing excessively tight bras, sports bras, or crop tops can hinder proper rib expansion. Therefore, specific adjustments targeting the ribs and thoracic region can provide significant benefits.
Chiropractic care embraces a holistic approach to health and well-being. Our primary responsibility is to assess and maintain your spinal health. We also engage in discussions about nutrition and dietary fundamentals, provide relevant stretches and exercises, and offer advice on lifestyle, sleep, and physical activity. In essence, our aim is to provide comprehensive support throughout your pregnancy journey.