By correcting subluxations and assisting the spine to become as flexible and as strong as possible, Chiropractic care helps your body adapt to the ever-changing pressures of pregnancy.
The nervous system controls all of the functions of the body, by keeping this free of interference the body is able to function at its optimum, providing the best environment for your baby to grow healthy and strong.
Chiropractic helps to stabilize and relax the pelvis, which allows the joints to expand more freely during labour and settle easily after birth. This improves the ease of delivery, which creates less stress and pressure not only on the mother but the baby also.
After birth it is just as important to have your child checked by a Chiropractor. The minute they are born they have already experienced their first trauma, whether born naturally or via Caesarean a tremendous amount of pressure is applied to the baby’s neck and body and this can cause their first subluxation.
Whilst a child’s spine and body is incredibly flexible and mobile, even minor stresses such as the rapid growth they experience, or the multiple falls they encounter on a daily basis can impact the function of their spine creating tension and subluxations.
Chiropractors use gentle, effective techniques adapted specifically to children depending on the age, size and individual bodies. Having your child checked regularly particularly growth stages will help their bodies develop optimally.
Did you know that adjusting a child is very different then adjusting an adult? An adjustment given to a child does not produce a “popping” noise. A Chiropractor trained in pediatric adjusting uses very gentle pressure to remove stress from the body. This pressure can be compared to the amount of pressure from a finger onto an eye just before it becomes uncomfortable.