Optimal comfort and low back pain prevention during pregnancy
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort and minimise back pain during your pregnancy and to support the natural birthing process. We consider chiropractic care as a natural part of your prenatal routine – there is no time in a woman’s life that a chiropractic check-up more important.
Many midwives refer their clients and their new babies to us for chiropractic care. Natalie van Rooyen is an independent midwife and has no doubt that chiropractic treatment has helped many of her clients with comfort during pregnancy and improved birth outcomes:
“As a Midwife I recommend chiropractic treatment to all of my client’s. In my experience, antenatal adjustments promote general well being, manage common pregnancy ailments and improve birth outcomes. Postnatal treatment aids a smooth recovery for mothers and treatment for babies can improve feeding and facilitate a calmer child. The benefits of chiropractic are numerous. I not only advocate chiropractic treatment for childbearing but as a continuous lifestyle choice for the entire family. Putney Chiropractic Centre specialises in pregnancy and newborns and will provide a professional and family friendly service.”
Doctors of Chiropractic work on your spine and pelvis during pregnancy attempting 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. If the pelvis is out of balance, these ligaments can become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as uterine constraint. By relieving the tension, baby and mother are more comfortable. The pregnancy specific chiropractic technique is referred to as Webster’s technique; all the chiropractors at Putney are trained in this technique.
Part of your essential support team
At Putney Chiropractic we see lots of pregnant mums-to-be and are here to help you throughout your pregnancy. We are all trained in Webster’s pregnancy technique and have close relations with many midwifes throughout London.
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.
Every birth story is different too. Dr Craig has two young children, who arrived in the world in very different ways – one with lots of intervention in hospital, and one at home with none at all – he is always happy to discuss his experiences. He, and the team, understand that everyone wants the best possible outcome, and one that is right for them.
We are just one part of a team in every pregnancy that includes partners, midwives, doctors, doulas, family… We respect the choices of all our clients, and provide further information and community support as and when it is requested.
Growing and changing together
We recognize that every body has different and specific needs, and every pregnancy is different. As a baby grows, so 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.
Restore pelvic balance and relieve intrauterine constraint
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.
When the spine and pelvis are not balanced, the pelvic muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus can be constrained (intrauterine constraint), reducing the room available in the womb and causing discomfort to both mother and child. Relief of these constraints will also offer the best possible chance for baby to be in the right position when labour commences.
Webster’s pregnancy technique is designed to ensure there is minimal uterine/pelvic constraint which can be a factor in your baby being in the breech position. The technique is gentle and does not attempt to physically turn the baby but works on the mum to promote a relaxed pelvis, lower back and uterine ligaments. Read a peer-reviewed journal article discussing Webster’s technique.
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