I’m pregnant! When should I see a chiropractor?

First off, congratulations! Pregnancy is a wonderful time for future mums and dads but that’s not to say that sometimes it can put an enormous amount of strain on your body with all the change you’ll be going through and with your baby’s growth. Chiropractic care in pregnancy creates balance, ensuring that the mother’s spine and nervous system can work …

Webster’s Pregnancy Technique

At Putney Chiropractic we regularly review our techniques in order stay up-to-date with the latest, this month it was pregnancy and the chiropractic technique called Webster’s Technique. There is a great explanation of how the technique works below, please take the time to read. We believe there is no better time to be under the care of a chiropractor than …

Pregnancy – Pelvic Instability

Pregnancy – Pelvic Instability Pelvic instability (PI) is a condition that causes pain around the joints of the pelvis (pelvic girdle) during and after pregnancy. In normal pregnancy a hormone called relaxin softens the ligaments around the joints of the pelvis. This is a natural process which prepares the maternal pelvis for childbirth and does not usually cause lasting discomfort. …

Pregnancy – heartburn

Are you sick of laying in bed at night with the constant pain of heartburn? It is a very common problem affecting a large percentage of pregnant women, which can be controlled with some small changes. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause relaxation of the ligaments which normally keep the valve between the esophagus and the stomach closed. If it relaxes …

Mums and Bumps Coffee Morning at Putney Chiro

Hey Parents and Future Parents! Come join our team at Putney Chiropractic on Wednesday 24th June at 10am when family wellness experts Dr Edwina Waddell and Dr Conor Ward to talk about the lifestyle choices you can make that will leave your friends asking you “Whats your secret?” when it comes to the health and happiness of your family. [one_half] …

Pregnancy and chiropractic

It is often said that pregnant women fall into two groups. There are those who thrive during their pregnancy and go on with life as if their body had not changed, then there are the others who suffer from all sorts of pains and discomforts which make pregnancy a difficult time. Regardless of which group you fit into chiropractic care …

Pregnancy – Preconception Care

Preconception health is a woman’s health before she becomes pregnant. It focuses on the conditions and risk factors that could affect a woman if she becomes pregnant. The key to promoting preconception health is to combine the best health care, healthy behaviours, strong support, and safe environments at home and at work. Good preconception health care is about managing current …

Treat Mum to a dose of wellbeing this Mother’s Day

Being a Mum is stressful. There’s no two ways about it, Mums have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Forget investment banking in the city or wheeling and dealing on the stock exchange, being a Mum tops all of that. That’s why it’s important that, when we can, we take the time to give something back to the …

Dr Sophie on Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Although pregnancy is a natural process, the female body will have to endure a lot of changes and physical stress over the 40-week period. Some lucky few may have a pain free pregnancy however others may suffer more and this is where chiropractic care can provide great support. It is a well-known fact that many pregnant women suffer with pelvic …

Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy

It’s not just for nine months… Good pre-conceptive health is vital for a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby, and makes it easier for nature to take its course. While this article is predominantly addressing aspects of a woman’s body and health, remember that the choices our men make also impact the health and motility of his sperm, which in …

Research: chiropractic and breastfeeding

[highlight3]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight3] RESEARCH PAPER: Contribution of Chiropractic Therapy to Resolving Suboptimal Breastfeeding: A Case Series of 114 Infants. Joyce E. Miller DC, Laura Miller, Ann-Kristin Sulesund, Andriy Yevtushenko. Journal of Manipulative …

Preconceptive & Pregnancy Workshop

There are many things that you can do to promote good health when expecting a new addition to the family – but what about beforehand? Preconceptive healthcare (your health before you conceive a child) is every bit as important as your health during pregnancy. If you are expecting a child, or hoping to be, then this is a fantastic opportunity …

Pregnancy – eating for two?

It is an old wives fable to say that a pregnant woman needs to ‘eat for two’. It is important however, to have accurate information about what constitutes a healthy diet for pregnancy as unhealthy dietary habits lead to inappropriate weight gain which is a well known risk factor for gestational diabetes. Many women have concerns about putting on too …

Pregnancy – preparing for birth

Whether you are prepared or not, there is one certainty for every pregnant woman – the baby will eventually be delivered! You will not necessarily have control over everything that occurs in the delivery suite, but there are many factors that you do have some control over. Prenatal During the third trimester of pregnancy, you have a window of opportunity …

Deniz’s story

“The 3 day stop-start exhausting and excruciating labour, which nearly ended in a caesarian had left me with a very irritable baby, drugged and tired, and a poor feeder. Of course I had received all the drugs possible in labour and was very weak and sick after the delivery and could barely hold my baby for a few days. My …

Better sleeping in pregnancy

If you are like an estimated 75% of pregnant women, you are either having some disturbance to your sleep pattern or may in the coming months. An increase in progesterone is the suspected cause of disturbed sleep patterns. Insomnia is a common complaint of pregnancy. Fatigue resulting from sleep deprivation is also a factor known to exacerbate the symptoms of …

Zachary’s story

“I have been coming to see Craig since I was 12 days old. My birth was fairly standard, but the contractions had been going on for several days and my head did get a bit wedged at one point. Once I was born, I wasn’t crying all the time or anything, but I didn’t feed as well on one side. …

Parent and baby morning

24th January 2007 saw our inaugaural parent and baby morning, with lots of lovely families visiting and having a great time! Babies everywhere! We had lots of new mums in, some for their first visit since giving birth to their little one, and bringing along their beautiful sons and daughters to be checked over by the Chiropractors. Dr Craig and …