Pregnancy is such a wonderful and special time in your life and, we at Vivid Health know how your body changes over these 9 months.
In our practice, we seek to provide our pregnant woman with practical help, knowledge and skills that support the desire to birth naturally and have a great pregnancy. The overall health and wellbeing of pregnant women is important.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is important to help create a state of balance in the pelvic muscles, ligaments, and bony structures. The pelvis changes alot due to hormones. The ligaments stretch and many women find they feel different to before when they sit, stand, bend and move. As Chiropractors, we assess your pelvic alignment and the soft tissues and ligaments that attach to it.
We look at the stability of the pelvis and how your posture has also changed. Many pregnant women during their pregnancy experience pains such as headaches, sciatica, back pain, and neck pain. They may also experience other spine related issues pelvic such as pelvic pain or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). Spinal dysfunction related to changing load distributions within the lower back and hip joints are a factor of back pain. There is also alot of compensation that occurs during pregnancy. With the spinal curves increasing and relaxing (a naturally occurring hormone in pregnancy) levels rising, there can be a loss of integrity in the lower spine increasing the chance of injury to the discs in the spine.
At Vivid Health Chiropractic, our chiropractors use gentle techniques, such as Webster’s technique, that are specific to the needs of pregnant women. We also use Logan and Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) with the use of the activator. We provide exercises and support to pregnant woman.
All chiropractors at Vivid Health have an interest in the needs of pregnant women and have post graduate training in this area.