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Prenatal and Paediatric Care

Prenatal Chiropractic Care in South Perth

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Safe and gentle chiropractic care can keep you comfortable during your pregnancy.

During the course of pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes innumerable changes biochemically and structurally which can create postural strain and neck and back pain.

Over the course of a forty week gestation, a mother’s weight gain will ideally reach somewhere between 30-40 lbs. This increase in weight can create spinal misalignment and/or postural distortions which in turn affect nerves, muscles and mobility of joints. As the bulk of this weight is deposited in the abdominal area, the mother’s center of gravity shifts forward. In order to compensate, the natural curves of the spine, particularly in the lumbar region, become exaggerated causing “low back pain”.

The hips may also expand laterally to help stabilise the body, putting pressure on the sacro-illiac joints. The hormones of pregnancy cause muscles, ligaments, cartilage (such as the symphisis pubis), and even bones to “soften” and become more pliable. Pelvic bones “slip” and can become more easily displaced and/or fixated. In addition, certain round ligaments attach to pelvis bones and then to the uterus as it enlarges with the growth of the baby. When these ligaments are strained or torqued, as with sudden movement or “rolling over”, they can cause even more discomfort for the pregnant mother.

Prenatal chiropractic care can help to:

  • Correct vertebral misalignment and relieve pressure with gentle and effective adjustments.
  • Re-establish the natural position and mobility of joints.
  • Provide freedom from interference of normal nerve energy which is vital for the development of a healthy baby and mother.

To find out more about our paediatric care or how we can help you with your pregnancy, call us today (08) 9368 0100.