Chiropractic Care for Mums and Kids
Do you think that chiropractic care is not necessary or suitable for pregnant mums and children? Think again!
Pregnant mums have a common complaint of low back pain.
Chiropractic during pregnancy is not only safe, but it can also reduce labor pain and time!
By and large the chiropractic adjusting at its core, is the same for mums as it is for anyone regular person.
Webster Technique (for Pregnant Mums) is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment with the goal of improving the neurobiomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region and thus pregnancy outcomes.
Ligaments will become more lax as the pregnancy progresses (due to the hormone Relaxin) to accommodate the growing belly, and checking the pelvis becomes more and more important to keep it in good alignment (that’s where the baby is!).
Chiropractic is also for great sleep, relaxation and better mood as it regulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
More than just looking and feeling better, function better.
New life is amazing, but childbirth is traumatic for both mum and baby.
For baby, the tugging and pulling of the head during delivery can result in subluxations in the spine that can cause problems like poor latching, constant crying and irritability.
Once they are born, checking and adjusting the spines of newborns and toddlers helps to make sure their nervous system is optimized following their arrival to the world.
No one has more potential to express life beautifully than someone with 99% of theirs still ahead of them!
Children grow up so fast, and the many falls, twists and bumps are part of the learning and growing process.
A well adjusted spine, and, well functioning nervous system, will do wonders for their growth and development.
Not just how they experience the world, but how they interact with it.
Here is a series of 2-5 minute animations that we have curated explaining the benefits of chiropractic care for mums and kids.
Watch what catches your eye, or best yet, watch them all! Remember, becoming more informed helps you make better choices for you and your family.
We love to see mums and children here at Thrive Chiropractic. Speak to us today to find out more about our Under 21/Over 65 Benefit for all services! Also, for existing practice members, as we share in your joy, Mum’s and Baby’s First Visits after delivery is on us!
Dr Heidi Haavik is a New Zealand-based award winning scientist, speaker and author. She is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neuropsychology for over 15 years. Her series of The Reality Check animations are educational, easy to understand and based on the latest chiropractic evidence-informed research.