Chiropractic, Pregnancy and You
We’ll discuss chiropractic care, pregnancy and safety on this page
Welcome to Our Family Chiropractor. We offer chiropractic care services to women looking to maintain their health, and address a range of musculoskeletal health issues, during pregnancy.
You can visit us at our family-based chiropractic clinic at Suite 6/17 Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW 2230 (open in Google Maps).
As an expecting mum, you may be wondering if it is safe to go to a chiropractor when pregnant. I wrote this blog for you so that I can explain how chiropractic care may benefit you when pregnant, and how it is a generally safe and effective treatment option.
Keep reading to find out more
Is chiropractic safe for pregnant women
As a new mum myself, I know the importance of doing all you can to ensure a healthy baby and positive pregnancy experience. We can talk with you about preconception healthcare options and the things you can do prior to conception to influence health and fertility.
We can discuss back pain when pregnant, your quickly changing biomechanics and hormones, and how they impact your body’s stress levels.
We can also discuss gentle treatment options to get your body back to healing mode after birth.
When it comes to chiropractic, yes it is generally safe and effective when performed the right way, to address an appropriate issue, and by the right practitioner.
Chiropractic care often alleviates symptoms like lower back pain, muscle tightness, sciatica and hip pain, commonly seen in pregnancy. Chiropractors are trained how to modify our techniques to accommodate for all trimesters of pregnancy, even when your belly is expanding.
Chiropractic and You
While each woman’s pregnancy experience is different, back pain and other musculoskeletal health concerns affect an estimated 50 percent to 80 percent of pregnant women.
During pregnancy, you may experience hip and pelvic changes, sciatica, back pain, changes to your centre of gravity and painful joints. We often work with pregnant patients to address these common musculoskeletal symptoms.
As your baby continues to grow and the uterus expands, you may also experience:
- muscle tightness
- additional pressure on your spine and postural changes
- more pressure on your lungs, stomach and bladder.
- misaligned hips
- increased pressure on your joints
As chiropractors address a range of musculoskeletal conditions, chiropractic care is considered safe and effective during pregnancy and a worthwhile method for addressing such pregnancy symptoms.
Can you lay on your stomach at the chiropractor while pregnant?
Yes you can lay on your stomach at the chiropractor – we have pregnancy belly pillows which allow you to lie comfortably and safely on your stomach. Most women love this as it is very common to miss being able to lie on your stomach!
How do you ease back pain during pregnancy?
Chiropractors use a wide range of techniques in pregnancy to ease back pain. The cause of your back pain specifically will guide us on the target areas we concentrate on for you. Thats why we perform thorough testing on your first visit with us.
How often should I go to the chiropractor while pregnant?
It depends on the goals that you hope to achieve from Chiropractic care. When we assess you, we provide our best recommendations for you to maintain a healthy, comfortable pregnancy and from there it is up to you to choose when you need us.
How late in pregnancy can you go to the chiropractor?
We often see clients pre pregnancy so that we can support you to best set up your body to deal with the quickly changing biomechanics and weight gain of pregnancy.sha Although, we do see women for first visits all the way up to 42 weeks.
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At Our Family Chiropractor, you can rely on us to provide you with comfortable and professional chiropractic care, with your best interests in mind. We also work with other health practitioners for a multimodal approach to addressing your health concerns.
Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor) is the principal chiropractor and founder of Our Family Chiropractor. Kerry studied a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree and followed this up with a Master of Chiropractic. Kerry has a passion for natural healthcare, particularly helping her clients achieve optimal nervous system health and spinal function. Areas of clinical interest include care for pregnant women, paediatric care, newborns, mums, dads, grandparents & athletes.