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Everything you need to know about chiropractic care and pregnancy

Chiropractic care is helpful at any stage of your life, but if you’re pregnant, this is a particularly important time to book a consultation with a chiropractor. In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at the importance of chiropractic care during pregnancy.

The benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women

During pregnancy, you’ll go through many physical and hormonal changes that are tough on your body. Pregnancy is known to impact your posture and comfort, which worsen as your baby grows.

As the size of your baby increases, your centre of gravity shifts, adjusting your posture. This often leads to misaligned joints or a misaligned spine, which are very painful. However, with the help of a local chiropractor, you may be able to re-establish alignment with your spine and pelvis and reduce the amount of pain caused by poor posture.

The benefits of chiropractic care for your baby

Chiropractic care is not only beneficial for your own comfort, it’s good for your baby too. By realigning your pelvis with the help of a chiropractor, you free up more space in your womb for your baby to grow, which reduces the risk of your baby developing birth defects.

Realigning your pelvis also makes it easier for your baby to move into the correct position during birth, which may reduce the amount of time you are in labour.

Post-pregnancy chiropractic care

Once they have given birth, it is recommended for all pregnant women to receive a postpartum evaluation from their chiropractor before the ligaments around the pelvis begin to tighten. This will usually occur at around the same time as your postpartum checkup with your birth provider, about 2-4 weeks after you have given birth.

If you’re looking for a nearby chiropractor in Bondi to assist you during your pregnancy, book an appointment with MyChiro online today by clicking here. If you have a question about any of our services, don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 1300 217 905 today and we’ll be happy to help.

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