Chiropractic care is possible and safe throughout all stages of pregnancy.
These days a lot of women have desk jobs and more sedentary lifestyles than we did 50 years ago. When pregnant this can affect the biomechanics of the spine and pelvis and thus has an affect on the uterus.
Ideally women want a ‘nice big bump’, this means that the baby is tilting and angling correctly in the pelvis, which makes pregnancy the pain free experience it is meant to be.
Pelvic pain and back pain may arise if the baby rests against its mothers spine. This can alter the normal biomechanics of the pelvis and may lead to tight uterine ligaments, which gives the baby less room in utero and encourages the baby to lay against the mothers spine. Not only may this make the bump appear smaller but it can lead to an uncomfortable pregnancy for Mum.