If you have experienced pregnancy or been around a pregnant woman, you know what a physical and emotional roller coaster it can be. While it is a very exciting time, those hormones are all over the place resulting in physical and emotional changes. At the Oakville Chiropractic Centre, we have not only treated several pregnant women but many of our staff members have also experienced pregnancy and been treated by our doctors.

The body is constantly changing and growing to make room for the baby and to prep for delivery. The ligaments are stretching and the pelvic joints are adjusting to allow the body to prepare for changes such as weight gain. To get an idea of what pregnancy might do to the body, imagine carrying a bowling ball at the anterior pelvis for nine full months. Eventually it will have some type of effect on your spine, hence the reason you hear women often complain about back pain and difficulty sleeping.

The pelvis is located at the base of the spine and is imperative to your health. For this reason, pregnant women respond very well to chiropractic care. It is estimated that 75% of pregnant women receiving chiropractic treatment experience some type of pain relief. We have special tools to ensure treatments are comfortable and safe.

How Can Chiropractic Help With Pregnancy?

Relieve Pelvic and Back Pain: Regular adjustments (spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy and the mobilization of joints) can help reduce and or relieve pain along with improving movement.

Reduce Aching Muscles and Fatigue: Chiropractic treatment does not only include adjustments. We also offer soft tissue therapy and other modalities such as TENS, massage table and exercises that can be done at home to help with pain and energy levels.

Prepare for Childbirth: Though no one can really prepare for exactly what labour has in store,  a chiropractor can work with you to recommend safe stretches and exercises that can be done at home to prepare for delivery.

Help With Recovery Time: Leading up to labour and the delivery itself can be incredibly difficult on a woman. What many people don’t realize is that after the delivery, there is a recovery period on the mother. Often chiropractic treatments can assist in quicker recovery and address post-natal biochemical issues and rehab.

Ensure a faster recovery: As part of a comprehensive plan of management, chiropractic treatment can help manage quicker recovery and address post-natal biomechanical complaints and rehabilitation.

Chiropractic care combined with exercise and good nutrition can make your pregnancy a much more pleasant experience. We look forward to caring for you during this time. Call us at 647-863-7234.

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