PREGNANCY & ANTENATAL CARE
This is a very exciting time where the mums body is changing as the baby grows preparing to give birth. At times these changes can be painful and uncomfortable. 75% of pregnant mums suffer from pain in the back or pelvis which is why many women seek chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy journey.
Regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy may relieve pain and tension creating better birth outcomes and help your body guide the baby into an optimal position for labour.
In one study researchers in Switzerland followed 115 pregnant mums for a year who went to see a chiropractor with low back pain. Over half of the patients said that they improved after just one week of chiropractic care and after a month that figure had grown to 70%. By the end of the study about 90% of pregnant mums said their pain was better.
Research supports one study reporting that new mums experience on average a 25% reduction in the length of labour time with chiropractic care during pregnancy and that rises to a 31% reduction for mothers who have given birth before. For women in labour, the ability to relax and contract the pelvic floor muscles is really important for helping baby move through the birth canal. In a study conducted in New Zealand, researchers studied pelvic floor muscle function in pregnant women before and after they were adjusted by a chiropractor. What they found was after pregnant women were adjusted their pelvic floor muscles relaxed more . This relaxation of their pelvic floor muscles after they were adjusted may promote a natural vaginal delivery.
Dr Karen Singh
Maddison has experience in relaxation, deep tissue, therapeutic and sports massage. Her massage approach is a combination of relaxation and therapeutic techniques to ensure her client’s feel a reduction in tension alongside feeling relaxed. As a Naturopath, Maddison is passionate about women’s menstrual cycle, mental and/or digestive health, as well as supporting all her client’s to live more positive healthy lives.