PregnancyWhat an exciting time it is when a new life is created. Enhancing the health and wellbeing of the parents naturally assists the developing baby. A mother’s body goes through dramatic physical changes during pregnancy, which can take a toll. As the baby grows, the spinal dynamics change to accommodate. The ligaments become more lax to allow for the baby’s growth and to prepare for delivery. This can lead to muscular and spinal tension, discomfort, and higher stress levels.
The great news is there are a wide variety of alternative therapies which can help mother’s gain huge relief from the various complaints during pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments to the mother’s pelvis, spine and cranial system help achieve biochemical and neurological balance in the body which contribute to a better birth outcome.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Recent research has shown that Chiropractic care has highly effective results on muscular and spinal complaints. In addition to pain relief, another study conducted by Dr Joan Fallon found that first-time mums averaged a 24% shorter labour, while experienced mothers (those who had given birth before) had a 39% reduction in the average labour time in a substantial percentage of births.
Birth practices and the birth experience also influence how well breastfeeding is established. Breastfeeding is a key component to bonding, and is also essential for immune development and function in the baby. Chiropractors influence the functioning of the central nervous system, assisting not only in the health, wellbeing and development of a baby, but also in establishing breastfeeding. Chiropractic treatment for your newborn baby post-delivery ensures balance of their cranial system and nervous system as the baby continues to grow and develop.
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